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Letters 

NTU Endorses S. 1261, "The Wireless Telecommunications Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015"

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union, I write to express our support for S. 1261, the “Wireless Telecommunications Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015.” This legislation would require that a financial transaction exist between a buyer and seller in order for a state government to compel the seller to collect taxes.


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Blog 

NTU Urges Scrutiny of NIH Grant Use

by Clark Packard / /

Earlier this week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) wrote a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the possible misuse of grant funds. A recent study written by three University of Florida professors examined whether Illinois' 2009 alco
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Letters 

NTU Urges Opposition to Prince George’s County Proposed Tax Hikes

by Clark Packard / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I strongly encourage you to oppose tax increases contained in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. If enacted, the plan would increase the real property tax rate by 15 percentage points, which could
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Letters 

National Taxpayers Union Urges Florida Senate to Pass Communications Services Tax Cut

by Clark Packard / /

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union's (NTU's) members across Florida, I strongly encourage you to support SB 110, a measure that would cut the state's Communications Services Tax (CST) by 3.6 percentage points or approximately $470 million annually. For
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Blog 

Trade Promotion Authority Heads to House After Senate Victory

by Douglas Kellogg / /

In case you missed the final vote late Friday as you embarked upon the long Memorial Day weekend, the Senate convincingly passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) 62-37. Now the measure heads to the House for "the toughest legislative battle of the year."
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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: AEI's Claude Barfield Talks Trade Deals, TPA

by Douglas Kellogg / /

American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Claude Barfield explains Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What's the full story behind these agreements? How does China fit in or not fit in? Those questions and more are answe
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: Senate Trade Promotion Authority and Amendments

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Senators to vote "YES" on adoption of the substitute amendment (#1221) to H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015," and final passage...
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Press Release 

NTU: Disconnect Wireless Tax & Keep it That Way

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Recent reports indicate the South Carolina House of Representatives will not advance a new wireless tax bill (S277) out of committee – a major victory for taxpayers, consumers, and National Taxpayers Union's (NTU's) campaign to defeat the measure.
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Blog 

Fables and Facts: Trade Promotion Authority

by Clark Packard / /

Opponents of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and trade in general, are using spurious or misinformed arguments in their attempt to dismiss a much-needed tool for expanding market access and economic freedom. Benefits for American families and businesses
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: Senate Amendments to Trade Promotion Authority

by Nan Swift / /

As the Senate considers amendments to the substitute amendment #1221 to H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015," NTU urges all Senators to support only those amendments which wo
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