Legislation


Maryland Considers Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Colorado did it. Washington did it. Alaska and Oregon are doing it. And residents of the District of Columbia are trying to do it, although federal lawmakers are thwarting their efforts. The ‘it’ ...Continued

Massachusetts Considers Tax Amnesty Program

Update 3.16.2015: The Massachusetts tax amnesty program begins today, March 16, 2015. It will conclude on May 15, 2015. For additional information, please see the DOR press release and What You Ne...Continued

Missouri: Special Sales Tax on Guns, Ammo Could Fund Police Body Cameras

In an attempt to hold police more accountable and perhaps avoid another event like the Michael Brown shooting, and subsequent riots, in Ferguson, Missouri State Representative Brandon Ellington (D...Continued

Original Artwork May Soon Be Exempt from Sales Tax in Florida

A Florida lawmaker has introduced legislation seeking to exempt certain original works of art from sales and use tax. Although similar legislation died in the Florida House last year--in part over...Continued

Michigan Considers Raising Sales Tax to Fix Roads

Update, 5.6.15: Voters have rejected Proposal 1, which sought a sales tax rate increase to raise funds for transportation. Update, 1.14.2015: Governor Rick Snyder has signed a transportation fu...Continued

2015 Budget and Internet Tax Freedom? Check.

President Obama signed into law H.R. 83 on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 funds all governmental agencies through September 30, 2015, ...Continued

DC May Not Get to Legalize Marijuana After All

The people of Washington DC voted to legalize possession of marijuana for personal use on November 4. Yet because the District is home to the federal government, Initiative 71 must also obtain the...Continued

Alaskans Vote to Legalize, Tax Marijuana

The recreational use of marijuana was approved by a majority of voters in Alaska on November 4, with the passage of Ballot Measure 2. For proponents of legalization, this has been a long time in c...Continued

Oregon Voters Say Yes to Recreational Marijuana

Like their neighbors to the north, Oregon voters have approved recreational marijuana by popular vote. Measure 91 “allows possession, manufacture, sale of marijuana by/to adults, subject to sta...Continued

DC Voters Want to Marijuana to Be Legal

It may soon be legal to light a joint in front of the White House. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. Revision: it may soon be legal to light a joint in the White House. Voters in the na...Continued