State and Family Budgets: Stay Vigilant

February 3, 2011

As governors and state lawmakers wrestle with fiscal crises and budget deadlines, it’s an important time to let them know your views.  The coming weeks…

State of New York Eliminates Budget Deficit Without Raising Taxes

February 2, 2011

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released his 2011 budget yesterday eliminating a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes.
In a press release, Gov. Cuomo…

A New Day for Hawaii?

January 28, 2011

We here at Sip & Savor know – and we’ve shared with our readers – that Americans simply don’t support discriminatory taxes on their foods and beverages…

Innovation as Key Economic Driver

January 26, 2011

If you're reading today’s media coverage of last night's State of the Union Address, you'll see that, among other topics, President Obama spoke to the…

Not a Creature Was Stirring...

January 25, 2011

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, Americans across the country will settle down with family, friends and colleagues to watch President Barack Obama give his State…

Professor: Soda Taxes Won't Work

January 24, 2011

Here at Sip & Savor, we've been stating for quite some that taxes don't make people healthier. Today we'd like to share a similar viewpoint from an economist…

Focus Should Be On Job Growth

January 18, 2011

With new legislators taking office this month, the economy remains a sensitive issue. Businesses are still struggling to stay afloat.  And, as such, lawmakers…

Commission Abandons Soda Tax in Vermont

January 14, 2011

The Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission in Vermont – an independent body formed in 2009 to evaluate the state’s tax system and recommend reforms –…

Calorie Watch

January 10, 2011

The New Year is a time when many of us pay particular attention to calories and our weight (and do our best not to lose interest in that endeavor before…

GOVERNORS: The Class of 2011

January 4, 2011

By the end of January more than half of the states will have new governors.  They come from various walks of life—a federal judge, a rancher, a former…