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The EPA Strikes Again

by Allyson Clawson / /

In March 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a new regulation that established new restrictions on residential wood heater emissions, effectively banning a major portion of wood stoves currently on the market. This misguided rule will have
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Six States Fail Taxpayers: Increased Taxes at the Pump

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

This year, consumers are enjoying significant savings at the pump, as most Americans are paying almost $1.00 less per gallon than they were in 2014. Unfortunately, many state leaders are using this as an excuse to increase gas taxes. July 1st marked the s
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NTU Praises New Mercatus Center Study

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) commends the Mercatus Center for the publication of their latest study, Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition. Written by Senior Research Fellow Eileen Norcross, this report ranks each U.S. state's financial health based on
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Job Loss, Rising Energy Costs Won’t Deter EPA & Friends

by Douglas Kellogg / /

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been making and implementing onerous rules for decades – it's what they do. Fortunately, the agency's recent, and especially alarming regulatory assault on coal power is finally earning a rebuke from oth
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NTU Disappointed by Governor Wolf's Veto of Liquor Privatization Bill

by Clark Packard, Elizabeth Dolan / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) was extremely disappointed by Governor Wolf's (D-PA) ill-advised veto of House Bill 466 last week. After multiple privatization efforts have stalled in the Pennsylvania Senate, the time was ripe for the state to do away with
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Recovery Audit Contractor Program Saves Medicare from Itself

by Allyson Clawson / /

​On June 23rd, our friends at Citizens Against Government Waste hosted a panel discussion about the importance of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program in regard to Medicare. This program is essential to cutting out inefficient methods and mon
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Supreme Court Blocks Draconian Utility MACT Rule

by Nan Swift / /

Today, the Supreme Court sided with the State of Michigan and overturned the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics rule. The regulatory scheme is more commonly referred to as the Utility MACT Rule, short for "Utility Maximum Achie
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NTU Thanks Senators for Support of Trade Promotion Authority

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) would like to thank all United States Senators who stood up for freer markets and limited government by passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) this afternoon. Expanded international commerce and lower tariffs are crucial to
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NTU in the News: Roundup

by Alwyn Lansing / /

Today's roundup: The Salt Lake Tribune discusses a new version of the MFA, NTU President Pete Sepp is on a panel about the Tongass National Forest, and also talks to OneNewsNow about the "taxpayer bill of rights."
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