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Sep 24, 2013, 08:15 ET

Congress, Not Fuel-Efficient Cars, to Blame for Transportation Funding Shortfall

New ITEP Report Shows Obsolete Gas Tax Has Cost $215 Billion, Undermined Infrastructure and Added to Deficit  On October 1, the federal...

Jul 10, 2013, 08:00 ET

Undocumented Immigrants Pay $11 Billion Annually In State And Local Taxes; Immigration Reform Would Increase State Revenues By $2 Billion

NEW 50-STATE STUDY FROM THE INSTITUTE ON TAXATION AND ECONOMIC POLICY With fiscal costs and benefits figuring large in the immigration reform...

Jan 30, 2013, 08:15 ET

Wealthiest Americans Pay Half the Effective Tax Rate That Poorest Pay in State and Local Taxes; Middle-Income Families Also Pay More

Comprehensive New 50-State Study Provides Detailed Profiles and Comparisons of Tax Systems and Distribution Including "Terrible Ten" Most...

Dec 14, 2011, 08:30 ET

New Report: Stagnant State Gas Taxes Costing States $10 Billion Each Year, Undermining Commerce and Forcing Raids on General Funds

Tax, Now at Eighty Year Low, Can Be Shored Up for $2.93 Per Average Driver Per Month A first of its kind, 50-state analysis from the...

Oct 01, 2002, 01:00 ET

Baltimore Bets Big on Tourism, Downtown but Nets Poor Jobs; Civic Engagement Discouraged

Baltimore, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis released today of Baltimore's economic development efforts reveals a history of high costs, low...

Oct 21, 1999, 01:00 ET

ITEP Study: At Least 46 Jurisdictions Now Attach Job Quality Standards To Development Subsidies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today finds that a rapidly-growing number of U.S. jurisdictions -- at least 46 -- now apply...

Sep 08, 1998, 01:00 ET

Stern Fund Selects 1998 Public Interest Pioneer

Arlington, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -_ The Stern Family Fund today announced that Greg LeRoy has been awarded a grant of $100,000 to launch a...