Author Archives: Beacon Hill Institute

The Beacon Hill Institute engages in rigorous economic research and conducts educational programs for the purpose of producing and disseminating readable analyses of current public policy issues to voters, taxpayers, opinion leaders and policy makers.

BHI Update: “Fiscal Cliff,” Public Job Creation Myths, Response to HuffPo on renewable energy

BHI Executive Director David G. Tuerck chimes in on the awful “solution” to the fiscal cliff on Fox25-Boston. Suffolk University PhD candidate and BHI intern Ryan Murphy dissects the argument that state governments can create jobs by investing in green energy or infrastructure projects. Aside from the inconvenient truth that jobs on a project are actually a cost, state governments…

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BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to fall flat in FY 2013 but to surge by 5.1% in FY 2014

  (BOSTON-December 11, 2012) –The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) estimates that Massachusetts state tax revenues will come in at $21.113 billion for Fiscal Year 2013, virtually no increase over FY 2012.  Revenues will be $22.194 billion for FY 2014, 5.1% above FY 2013.     Paul Bachman, BHI Director of Research and David G. Tuerck, Executive Director…

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BHI Summer Wrap-up; Bag taxes and more

The dearth of BHI updates on Red Mass Group over the summer does not indicate our collective catch-up on use-it-or-lose-it vacation time. There has been no rest for the happy warriors at Suffolk University. BHI's been exceptionally busy this summer. Along with Americans for Tax Reform, BHI issued a critique of a plastic bag tax in D.C. ATR's Patrick Gleason…

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BHI Summer Wrap-up; Bag taxes and more

The dearth of BHI updates on Red Mass Group over the summer does not indicate our collective catch-up on use-it-or-lose-it vacation time. There has been no rest for the happy warriors at Suffolk University, we happy few. BHI's been exceptionally busy this summer.   Along with Americans for Tax Reform, BHI issued a critique of a plastic bag tax in…

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BHI Summer Wrap-up; Bag taxes and more

The dearth of BHI updates on Red Mass Group over the summer does not indicate our collective catch-up on use-it-or-lose-it vacation time. There has been no rest for the happy warriors at Suffolk University. BHI’s been exceptionally busy this summer. Along with Americans for Tax Reform, BHI issued a critique of a plastic bag tax in D.C. ATR’s Patrick Gleason…

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BHI Summer Wrap-up: DC Bag Taxes, Union Monopolies, the Real Romney Jobs Record, Patent Reform

The dearth of BHI updates on Red Mass Group over the summer does not indicate our collective catch-up on use-it-or-lose-it vacation time. There has been no rest for the happy warriors at Suffolk University. BHI’s been exceptionally busy this summer. Along with Americans for Tax Reform, BHI issued a critique of a plastic bag tax in D.C. ATR’s Patrick Gleason…

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BHI Dispatch: Weighing in on Wisconsin’s Act 10: Governor Walker’s reforms helped state

Wisconsin’s Act 10 saved tax dollars, preserved vital services and spurred state economy, new study shows BOSTON – Act 10, which institutes reforms in the state’s public sector collective bargaining law, has resulted in savings of between $773 million and almost $1.195 billion to both state and local government. The savings have spared the Wisconsin economy economic losses it would…

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BHI in the Wall Street Journal: The case against taxing carried interest as ordinary income

BHI Executive Director David G. Tuerck, chairman of the Department of Economics at Suffolk University, debates Columbia University Professor of Law Michael Graetz in the WSJ on whether carried interest (investment income) should be taxed at the higher ordinary income tax rate or capital gains taxes. Dr. Tuerck argues against the Obama administration’s plan to tax such income on a…

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