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Only One Pro-Internet Sales Tax Senator from a Competitive State Survived 2014

by Douglas Kellogg / /

With Senator Mary Landrieu's defeat last weekend in a runoff election, Mark Warner (who barely scraped through a closer-than-expected race) will be the only Senator who voted for the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), from a competitive state, in the 114th C
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Postal Regulatory Commission Moves on from Jet-Setting Leader

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You may recall seeing stories about Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Ruth Goldway going on taxpayer-financed trips to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Doha, UAE, among other hot spots – while also racking up $18,000 in travel expenses on her of
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NTU In the News: Online sales tax bill is bad for consumers and small business

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NTU Executive Vice President explains why the Marketplace Fairness Act's $360 per family cost would dampen holiday cheer in the Sacramento Bee.
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Tax Extenders Deal a Mixed Bag for Taxpayers

by Brandon Arnold / /

The House is about to consider a $44.7 billion bill that would retroactively reinstate for one year dozens of expired tax relief provisions. While National Taxpayers Union is normally strongly supportive of tax relief, this particular package is a mixed b
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Wind Power Production Tax Credit Not Quite Dead Yet

by Nan Swift / /

Despite a multi-year push to finally eliminate the cronyist wind power production tax credit (PTC), taxpayers are once again facing an all-too-familiar prospect. After months of wrangling, thanks to Senate torpor, the wind PTC will be folded into a packag
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EPA Kicks-the-Can on Corn Ethanol

by Nan Swift / /

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) each year. That's a lot of acronyms, but what it means is that the EPA sets the final rule that tells refiners how many ga
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Stand Up for Taxpayers Before It’s Too Late!

by Pete Sepp / /

A special message from the President of NTU.
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House Strikes Down Attempt to Reinstate Earmarks

by Nan Swift / /

The still-young House ban on earmarks faced a serious threat last week as Members considered potential rules changes for the upcoming 114th Congress. It's clear that some legislators want to recapture the "good old days" of pork-barrel politics.
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Potential Net Neutrality Regulations Should Not Slow Down Comcast-TWC Merger

by Brandon Arnold / /

President Obama's request that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implement net neutrality regulations has brought another important public policy matter back to the forefront: the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The
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Boehner Saves Families $360 Each as Holiday Shopping Season Begins

by Nan Swift / /

Because it came late in the day on the eve of a federal holiday, it might have been easy to miss the news that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just saved Christmas - joining the cadre of holiday heroes like Rudolph, the Grinch, and yes, even a dog. The
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