Real Clear Public Affairs: California’s Occupational Licensing Laws Cost Consumers and Businesses Billions

For the benefit of consumers, entrepreneurs, and workers, state legislators need to pare back occupational licensing regulations. These cruel rules target the most vulnerable in society and burden consumers with artificially high costs. To read this op-ed, visit Real Clear Public Affairs.  

ACI Joins a Coalition of 14 groups in Opposition to Higher Taxes on Airline Travelers

Dear Members of Congress, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing taxpayer interests at the local, state, and federal level, we write to express our concern with legislative efforts to increase the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). While we are open to solutions to address needs relating to infrastructure, we believe that placing additional financial burdens […]

ACI in the Wall Street Journal: Vaping Ban Will Send Smokers Back to the Pack

Public health officials should thoroughly investigate the roots of the recent surge in respiratory illnesses. But before pinning the blame on legitimate e-cigarette manufacturers—and before banning their products—lawmakers should examine how their own heavy-handed approach to overtaxing and overregulating has encouraged consumers to develop dangerous homemade concoctions and buy unregulated counterfeits from the black market […]

Real Clear Health: Imposing High Taxes on E-cigarettes Misses the Bigger Picture

Despite academic research showing e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes, lawmakers and public health “advocates” continue to wage a war on vaping, pushing for higher taxes on e-cigarettes throughout the U.S. If policymakers are serious about curbing the high economic and human cost of smoking, they should not enact high taxes on […]

Inside Sources: E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes Aren’t the Same; Don’t Tax Them the Same

The rapid growth of the e-cigarette industry has not escaped the attention of policymakers looking to capitalize on a promising source of government revenue — but advocates of higher taxes on e-cigarettes have lost sight of the bigger picture. The misguided tax proposals spreading across the country will lead to worse health outcomes and greater […]

Washington Examiner: Federal Commuter Benefits Require Overdue Updates for the Sharing Economy

As the Federal Government subsidizes mass transit and parking, Federal workers should be allowed to spend their benefits in the manner that best suits them — including the use of the sharing economy. With federal commuter benefits attracting and retaining a broader pool of employee talent, it is time that the system reflects the diversity […]

ACI Joins an International Coalition Letter Against the Recent G20 Digital Tax Proposal

With 39 organizations from 19 countries having signed, this coaltion letter sends a strong message that the international community understands that this is a tax that will reduce innovation, increase costs upon consumers and small businesses, and substantially weaken the global economy. You can read the letter here — in English or in Spanish.   […]