Our recent research report on the effective tax burden across the 16 largest energy-producing states was just released and is available for download. The report extends the typical effective tax rate analysis to personal income and sales taxes to better account for vastly different overall tax structures across the producing states. These are also [...]
""The devil is in the detail" is an idiom that refers to a catch or mysterious element hidden in the details, meaning that something might seem simple at a first look but will take more time and effort to complete than expected  and derives from the earlier phrase, "God is in the detail" expressing the idea that whatever [...]
The Oklahoma economy shed more than 25,000 jobs and state tax revenue dropped by about 10% in the oil and gas cycle of the past two years. So, is the recession that has weighed so heavily on the Oklahoma economy and the state budget finally coming to an end? Yes, it appears it is. Overall [...]
Prior to the recent surge in oil and gas production, U.S. energy consumers were facing all-time high prices for petroleum-based products and natural gas. EIA forecasts continued to suggest that energy prices would likely climb even higher going forward. Instead, high prices provided a strong incentive to the domestic energy industry to find new oil [...]
Mark Snead was cited in a recent report on the child care sector in Mississippi prepared by the Hechinger Report and that appeared in the Clarion Ledger.