CEI Today: Tax cut for spirits? Ex-Im Bank, and a minimum wage hike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

TAX CUT FOR SPIRITS? - MICHELLE MINTON

 
Raise a Glass to Lower Taxes
 
You might not know it, but about half the cost of your preferred alcoholic beverage is made up of taxes and fees. One man in Congress, Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) wants to change that. Today he introduced a bill that would introduced a bill that would cut the current federal excise tax rate on whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin.  > Read more 
 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK - RYAN YOUNG     

 

Politics vs. Principle: Export-Import Bank Edition
 
Since Ex-Im reauthorization is likely to pass the Senate, the political focus moves to the House. Sen. Cantwell tried to get Speaker Boehner to promise to hold a House Ex-Im vote, but he refused. But nor will he get in the way of a vote if members of his own chamber decide to bring one up.  > Read more 

MINIMUM WAGE HIKE - TREY KOVACS

 

Big Labor Money Behind Los Angeles Minimum Wage Hike

 

How much influence did labor unions have in getting the minimum wage hike across the finish line in Los Angeles?
 
A great deal, according to the Department of Labor’s union financial records and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission that tracks campaign contributions to elected officials. > Read more

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Washington, DC

 

The Constitutional Limits of the
Endangered Species Act

What limits does the Constitution place on federal regulations under the ESA? Should Congress resolve that issue instead of the courts? Would endangered species be better protected or worse off if PETPO prevails in court or S. 1142 is enacted?
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