Washington, D.C. ranked one of the best cities… or is it?

Patch, October 11th Washington, D.C. is ranked fifth on the CNT's best cities list and it is ranked third on our Financial State of the Cities. D.C. is the only city on the CNT list that has a Taxpayer Surplus. D.C.'s Taxpayer Surplus is $3,300, which means the district could write a check to each taxpayer for $3,300. The other nine cities in CNT's list have Taxpayer Burdens. Read More

DC City Council Couldn’t Care Less About Illegal Immigration, But They’re Cracking Down On Soda

Townhall, October 9th The long arm of the Nanny State wants to impose a whopping 1.5 cent-per-ounce excise tax on all drinks which use natural sweeteners -- this means Gatorade, sodas, juices, and more. Read More

Proposed D.C. Soda Tax Simply a city “Cash Grab”

National Center for Public Policy Research, October 9th Just seven days after Washington, D.C. raised the sales tax on sodas and other sugary drinks by two percent, legislation was introduced to repeal the tax. Unfortunately, it was not because the City Council was already have understandable second thoughts. Read More

Watchdog Slams Proposed D.C. Beverage Tax

Taxpayers Protection Alliance, October 9th Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) slammed Washington, D.C. councilmembers for proposing a special excise tax on “sugary beverages.” Read More

Proposed DC tax on sugary drinks stirs up support and skepticism

WTOP, October 8th Soda aficionados, beware: If a new bill passes, D.C.’s sugary drinks would become some of the most expensive in the country. Read More

The Financial State of Washington, D.C.

State Data Lab, 2019 A new analysis of the latest available audited financial report found Washington, D.C. has a Taxpayer Surplus of $4,400, earning it a "B" grade based on Truth in Accounting's grading scale. Unlike most cities, Washington, D.C.'s government has enough resources available to pay all of it's bills, including public employees' retirement benefits. When broken down, the amount available to pay future bills results in a surplus of $3,300 for each Washington, D.C. taxpayer. Read More

D.C. City Council proposes massive soda tax that even Bernie Sanders opposes

Americans for Tax Reform, October 8th A majority of the D.C. City Council wants to impose one of the highest taxes on sugary drinks in the country, a move that will raise the cost of soda and disproportionally hit low-income individuals. Read More

The District may approve one of the nation’s highest taxes on sugary drinks

The Washington Post, October 7th This could lead to a lot of loss of sales at retailers inside of D.C. and could hinder D.C.’s ability to raise tax revenues if a lot of customers are avoiding the tax that way,” said Anna Tuchman, a marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University who studied the Philadelphia tax. Read More