`
 
 

feed Subscribe to BHI's RSS Feed

BHI in the news
updated: March 16, 2017 3:11 PM

Preferences     Search Tips  


More: Media Mentions Archive
 
 


WUSA9.com

Gillespie proposes first Va. income tax rate cut in 45 years
WUSA9.com
The policy would attract an estimated 50,000 new full-time jobs, based on economic modeling from two conservative think tanks, the Thomas Jefferson Institute and Beacon Hill Institute. “This is the first part of a broad policy agenda that will get ...
Ed Gillespie Releases “Cutting Taxes for ALL Virginians” Plan - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and ...NBC 29 News
Republican Ed Gillespie rolls out tax-cutting plan as 'centerpiece' of campaign for governorRichmond.com

all 8 news articles »

'Elimination of IRS' key to tax reform bill - WND.com

WND.com

'Elimination of IRS' key to tax reform bill
WND.com
A report produced by the House Ways and Means Committee on “the Impact of the Fair Tax on the Economy” in 2012 displays “the Economic Effects of the Fair Tax: Results from the Beacon Hill Institute CGE Model.” “The chart shows how much higher the ...

and more »

 


The Boston Globe

Should Massachusetts commit itself to 100 percent renewable energy?
The Boston Globe
In 2009, the Beacon Hill Institute estimated the economic effects at the state level of US legislation that would have cut carbon emissions by 83 percent by 2050. Updating that methodology and revising it to fit the proposed legislation, we calculate ...

and more »


Heritage.org

Labor Department Can Create Jobs by Calculating Davis–Bacon Rates More Accurately
Heritage.org
Economists with the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University conducted a detailed comparison of Davis–Bacon and market wages across the entire U.S. They found that DBA wage rates stand on average 22 percent above market wages.[28]. The existing ...



WCVB Boston

State gives toll booth contractors big bonuses
WCVB Boston
“Paying somebody a reward for something they're supposed to do anyway strikes me as not a good way to handle state resources,” said David Tuerck, of the Beacon Hill Institute, a fiscal watchdog think tank. Tuerck pointed to the backlog of other road ...

and more »

MacIver Institute Joins Coalition Urging Senate to Confirm Pruitt for EPA - MacIverInstitute

MacIverInstitute

MacIver Institute Joins Coalition Urging Senate to Confirm Pruitt for EPA
MacIverInstitute
The groups expressed their support for Pruitt in a letter sent to members of the Senate on Thursday. According to a joint study published in 2015 by The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and the MacIver Institute, the EPA's proposed Clean ...
The Climate-Change GangNational Review Online

all 103 news articles »

Wisconsin could lead effort to restore states' rights - Watchdog.org

Wisconsin could lead effort to restore states' rights
Watchdog.org
The Labor Department, in applying the law, jacks up wages on average 22 percent higher than the market rate for similar projects, according to a study from the Beacon Hill Institute. Davis-Bacon wages cost taxpayers more than $1 billion per year in ...

and more »


The Daily Progress

Opinion/Commentary: Cigarette taxes do not usually produce projected income
The Daily Progress
This study was conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, which is currently a part of Suffolk University but will become a self-standing, independent institute on Jan. 1. We hope it is helpful to cities and towns as they craft ...



MassLive.com

Economists say uncertainty over Donald Trump, Brexit vote could affect Massachusetts budget
MassLive.com
The Beacon Hill Institute noted that Massachusetts could be hurt by the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and the rewriting of other trade deals like NAFTA under Trump. Massachusetts exports products to Mexico and Canada, and tariffs ...

and more »


Study finds cigarette excise taxes can be counterproductive
Richmond.com
The study, funded by companies in the tobacco industry, was conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. It looked at 27 cities and towns across the state with cigarette taxes. Among other things, researchers compared ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Marty Walsh's labor role takes hit | Boston Herald
Boston Herald
CONCERNS: Mayor Martin J. Walsh is downplaying new reports that he sought to interfere with a developer. Staff photo by Matt Stone. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

and more »

Trump: A blessing in disguise for conservatives | NewBostonPost - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Trump: A blessing in disguise for conservatives | NewBostonPost
NewBostonPost (blog)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak to a campaign rally, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan ...

and more »

Ford Hall Forum debates economic inequality - The Suffolk Journal

Ford Hall Forum debates economic inequality
The Suffolk Journal
Yaron Brook, executive director at Ayn Rand Institute and coauthor of the book “Equality Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality,” and Jonathan Haughton, a senior economist at The Beacon Hill Institute and economics professor at ...


Study: Cigarette taxes go up in smoke - Augusta Free Press

Study: Cigarette taxes go up in smoke
Augusta Free Press
The study was conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, which is currently a part of Suffolk University but will become a self-standing, independent institute on January 1, 2017. The study may be downloaded by clicking here.


Why I will vote for Donald Trump | NewBostonPost - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Why I will vote for Donald Trump | NewBostonPost
NewBostonPost (blog)
I have written here and elsewhere about my misgivings over Donald Trump. In particular, I co-wrote a study that was sharply critical of his ideas on trade.

and more »


The Boston Globe

The state's tax revenue in September was better ... - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
Massachusetts' tax revenue in September was slightly better than expected and could lessen the severity of cuts the Legislature expects Governor Charlie Baker ...

and more »


NewsOK.com

Tax plans reveal stark differences in candidates
NewsOK.com
The National Center for Policy Analysis, working with David Tuerck and officials at the Beacon Hill Institute in Boston, has reviewed the latest tax plans from each candidate and modeled the likely economic impact. Among other things, Clinton has ...
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times FoundNew York Times

all 5,737 news articles »

DCR Deputy Commissioner Resigns After Misusing State Vehicle Lights, Sirens - CBS Local

CBS Local

DCR Deputy Commissioner Resigns After Misusing State Vehicle Lights, Sirens
CBS Local
David Tuerck runs the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. “The governor has to be careful about the entitlement mentality that seems to have motivated this particular guy and be sure the rest of his many appointees has a sense of ...

and more »


New NCPA Studies Compare & Contrast Trump and Clinton Tax Plans
PR Web (press release)
As currently presented, the Trump tax proposals would reduce taxes on all taxpayers regardless of income level. This should increase efficiency and spur faster ...

and more »

 


New NCPA Studies Compare & Contrast Trump and Clinton Tax Plans
PR Web (press release)
As currently presented, the Trump tax proposals would reduce taxes on all taxpayers regardless of income level. This should increase efficiency and spur faster ...

and more »


AMI NewsWire

Massachusetts taxi drivers say surcharge on Uber is useless
AMI NewsWire
Frank Conte, director of communications for the Beacon Hill Institute, a free-market think tank at Suffolk University in Boston, said the fee was a political compromise designed to provide some small compensation to an industry that no longer enjoys ...



State revenue growth is slower than expected
The Boston Globe
“We think that this might be a little bit transitory, and we think the numbers might improve,” said Frank Conte of the Beacon Hill Institute, which is seen as conservative leaning. “Revenue data does fluctuate quite a bit from month to month, so you ...

and more »


Hillary Clinton's faulty economic plan
Daily Times
A just-released study prepared by the respected Beacon Hill Institute for the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis finds that Hillary's tax plan “would fund tens of thousands of government jobs at the cost of five times as many private ...



Washington Times

New ICYMI: STEPHEN MOORE: “HILLARY CLINTON'S FAULTY ...
PoliticalNews.me (press release)
The Biggest Risk To America's Financially-Stressed Middle Class Is Another Gut-Wrenching Recession.
Hillary Clinton's faulty economic plan - Washington TimesWashington Times

all 2 news articles »


Hillary Clinton's Tax Plan under the NCPA's Model of the US Economy: New Analysis
Benzinga
The tax plan proposed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would fund tens of thousands of government jobs at the cost of five times as many private sector jobs, while lowering personal income, GDP and business investment, according to a new study ...

and more »

Massachusetts full-court press vs ExxonMobil on climate change - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Massachusetts full-court press vs ExxonMobil on climate change
NewBostonPost (blog)
Her office also issued a subpoena for documents and records from conservative think tanks such as the Washington-based Heritage Foundation and Boston's Beacon Hill Institute that have produced policy papers challenging the science behind various ...



Letters and comments, Aug. 11
Winnipeg Free Press
According to a study by the Beacon Hill Institute, restricting tendering processes and forcing workers to belong to one single union increases costs for projects by 12 to 18 per cent, which will cost Manitobans billions of dollars. According to the ...



INFORUM

North Dakota ranks high in business competitiveness
INFORUM
For the fifth consecutive year, North Dakota has earned the nation's second-best ranking in business climate competitiveness, according to the 2015 edition of the Beacon Hill Institute's annual State Competitiveness reports. North Dakota achieved 20 ...

and more »

Oil-rich North Dakota touts pro-business ranking - UPI.com

UPI.com

Oil-rich North Dakota touts pro-business ranking
UPI.com
... purse strings, the oil-rich state of North Dakota said it had one of the strongest business environments in the country. For the fifth year in a row, the North Dakota government said it earned the No. 2 spot in a competitiveness report from Beacon ...

and more »

Baker administration scraps hundreds of state regulations in overhaul - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Baker administration scraps hundreds of state regulations in overhaul
NewBostonPost (blog)
“It's refreshing to see that an administration would take this task and try to address the cost-benefit in a general way,” said Frank Conte, the director of communications and manager of the State Competitiveness Project at the Beacon Hill Institute, a ...


RI lawsuit seeks to expose political nature of climate change prosecutions - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

RI lawsuit seeks to expose political nature of climate change prosecutions
NewBostonPost (blog)
In June, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued a subpoena for decades of documents and records from conservative think tanks such as the Washington-based Heritage Foundation and Boston's Beacon Hill Institute that have produced policy ...


November ballot question: Lifting the charter school cap - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

November ballot question: Lifting the charter school cap
NewBostonPost (blog)
As for the scientific evidence, the results are in. Charter schools improve student performance, and they do so convincingly. In 2011, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University found that charter schools outperform traditional schools at the ...

and more »

Attorney General Healey should resign - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Attorney General Healey should resign
NewBostonPost (blog)
Locally, these include the Beacon Hill Institute and Acton Institute. According to The Boston Herald, the basis of the investigation is “deceptive business practices.” The energy company countered by filing a federal lawsuit claiming, rightly, that ...


Social impact bonds for public health programs - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Social impact bonds for public health programs
NewBostonPost (blog)
Given the enormity of the challenges, social impact bonds and pay for success models may be an infant industry worth nurturing. Frank Conte is director of communications at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University where he also serves as project ...


How North Carolina double taxes capital gains and what to do about it - Chatham Journal Weekly

Chatham Journal Weekly

How North Carolina double taxes capital gains and what to do about it
Chatham Journal Weekly
Complete repeal of state capital gains taxes would return about $500 million to N.C. taxpayers in 2017, according to the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. “If complete elimination is considered to be too big of a hit to the state ...



Examiner.com

Speech-chilling climate-change investigation targets think-tanks and non-profits
Examiner.com
That rationale obviously provides no justification for a subpoena aimed at the Beacon Hill Institute, which has no connection to Exxon. Instead, it looks like a pretext for harassing conservative non-profits like the Beacon Hill Institute, whose free ...

and more »


Wall Street Journal

Exxon's Inquisitors Feel the Heat
Wall Street Journal
Or, closer to home: Ms. Healey named the Beacon Hill Institute, a right-leaning think tank in Boston. My sources confirm Beacon Hill has also never seen Exxon dollars. But it is a perpetual thorn in the side of liberal Massachusetts politicians like Ms ...
Massachusetts AG Investigating Conservative GroupsDaily Signal
Exxon fights Massachusetts AG's 'political' probe into climate-change dissentWashington Times

all 68 news articles »

The public health 'nanny state' - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

The public health 'nanny state'
NewBostonPost (blog)
Probably the most famous example of nanny state intervention in consumer choices was Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to ban the sale of oversize sugary drinks. After a court overturned the ban, one state legislator introduced a bill that would impose ...

and more »


Area Development Online

Frontline: New Tech Havens Bloom as Digitization Transforms U.S. Economy
Area Development Online
The fluidity of digital innovation - and its lack of dependence on a traditional industrial infrastructure - means that tech havens are blooming in newer magnets where tech-savvy workers are prevalent, ranging from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Richmond ...


CO2 Emission Levels Lowest Since 1993 - MacIverInstitute

MacIverInstitute

CO2 Emission Levels Lowest Since 1993
MacIverInstitute
According to a joint report by the MacIver Institute and The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, the original Clean Power Plan proposal would have cost Wisconsin $920 million in 2030, increased electricity prices by 19 percent, and lowered ...

and more »

Donald Trump's Plan To Make Americans Poor Again - Forbes

Forbes

Donald Trump's Plan To Make Americans Poor Again
Forbes
The study was authored by David G. Tuerck, professor and chairman of the Department of Economics, Suffolk University, and executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, and Paul Bachman and Frank Conte of the Beacon Hill Institute. The impact of such ...


What Trump must do to win over conservatives - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

What Trump must do to win over conservatives
NewBostonPost (blog)
... learning more about “the whole Reagan era.” Indeed, he should learn more – and quickly at that. David G. Tuerck. David G. Tuerck is executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute and professor of economics at Suffolk University. Read his past ...

and more »


Boston Business Journal

Tax debate targets the Massachusetts towns and cities with the most millionaires
Boston Business Journal
Opponents of the legislation have argued the change would affect the rates paid by some small businesses, damaging the economy. The Beacon Hill Institute, for example, said such a tax would cause the loss of 9,500 private-sector jobs and as much as $1 ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Millionaire's tax may hurt Bay State biz
Boston Herald
David Tuerck, director of the conservative Beacon Hill Institute, said the proposal to raise taxes on $1 million-plus earners from 5.1 percent to 9 percent will reduce small businesses' profit margins and “eat into the capital that's available to small ...


Punitive Trump trade plan would zap US poor, study says - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Punitive Trump trade plan would zap US poor, study says
NewBostonPost (blog)
But the plan would backfire, and the pain would felt most keenly by the poorest U.S. households as prices for affected goods rise and scarcity grows, according to the study by researchers at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute in Boston. The ...

and more »



The Heartland Institute

Study: Mass. Bill Would Raise Drug Costs, Make Companies Divulge Proprietary Info
The Heartland Institute
“The report is accurate,” said David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. “There would be no miracle drugs if the drug companies couldn't charge prices high enough to recover these costs,” Tuerck ...

 

A city with a future is a city for families - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

A city with a future is a city for families
NewBostonPost (blog)
A few years ago at a gathering of the region's economists, former city councilor, legal eagle and overall political savant, Lawrence DiCara observed a shift in the city's demographic. After years of worrying about a mass exodus of newly-minted college ...



Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Garrett Ballengee and Paul Bachman: Tax reform study finds growth potential
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
A recent report, co-authored by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) and the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, examined a number of different possibilities to induce economic growth and put the state back on a healthy fiscal ...


The 2016 election and 'The Fable of the Bees' - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

The 2016 election and 'The Fable of the Bees'
NewBostonPost (blog)
The media are missing the point when they attribute the Trump and Sanders phenomena to unhappiness with the “establishment.” As for Trump, there is no Republican “establishment” – no clique of insiders who have let down their supporters by refusing to ...


Doubts over controversial construction method - CommonWealth magazine

CommonWealth magazine

Doubts over controversial construction method
CommonWealth magazine
The report from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, using data from several state agencies on nearly 100 school projects, said those built using the so-called Construction Manager at-risk method cost $26.49 per square foot more than those ...


Illinois economy poised for improvement, says extensive new Illinois Chamber study - Reboot Illinois
BHI202
Illinois economy poised for improvement, says extensive new Illinois Chamber study
Reboot Illinois
The Beacon Hill Institute Competitive Ranking of 2013 placed Illinois 45th. CNBC ranked Illinois 27th most favorable business climate. Forbes Magazine's Best States for Business ranked Illinois 38th. The Tax Foundation's 2014 State Business Tax Index ...



Boston Herald

Tuerck: Beacon Hill Institute has prospective buyer, will 'be around next year'
Boston Herald
The right-leaning Beacon Hill Institute — cut loose by Suffolk University earlier this month — has an interested buyer, according to its longtime leader, who vowed the think tank would survive next year “one way or another.” David Tuerck, reached by ...


Wisconsin Files Another Lawsuit Against EPA's Clean Power Plan - MacIverInstitute

MacIverInstitute

Wisconsin Files Another Lawsuit Against EPA's Clean Power Plan
MacIverInstitute
Earlier this year, the MacIver Institute conducted a study with The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. The CPP would cost an estimated $920 million in Wisconsin by 2030, according to that study. Disposable income would drop by nearly $2 ...

and more »


Louisiana leaders should all fight Obama's carbon rule: Kevin Kane
NOLA.com
Earlier this year, the Pelican Institute released a report by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute assessing the impact of the proposed rule on Louisiana. Our study estimated that the cost of the regulation would be $258 million in 2030. Furthermore ...

and more »


WILX-TV

Wisconsin Files Another Lawsuit Against EPA's Clean Power Plan
MacIverInstitute
Earlier this year, the MacIver Institute conducted a study with The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. The CPP would cost an estimated $920 million in Wisconsin by 2030, according to that study. Disposable income would drop by nearly $2 ...
Motions - New York Attorney GeneralNew York Attorney General
Virginia DEQ - Greenhouse Gases New and Existing Power PlantsThe Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Yale Climate Opinion MapsYale University

all 195 news articles »

BHI202
The Argument: Should the state pursue a North-South rail link?
The Boston Globe
Franklin resident, executive director, Beacon Hill Institute, and professor of economics at Suffolk University. There is a fan base for every conceivable infrastructure project, no matter how high the cost and how uncertain the demand. Such is the case ...

and more »


Deseret News

Economic prosperity in Utah, Arizona: What does the future hold?
Deseret News
For example, according to the Beacon Hill Institute, Arizona's business climate ranks 23rd nationally while Utah's is 8th. And according to Forbes, Arizona's is 22nd and Utah's is first. Relative to Arizona, Utah's median household income is higher and ...



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Stand up to Obama carbon rule
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As we highlighted in a previous opinion piece, the MacIver Institute, in conjunction with the Beacon Hill Institute, issued a report assessing the impact of the proposed carbon rule on Wisconsin. Our study estimated the rule would cost Wisconsin $313 ...



cleveland.com

Ohio lawmakers' energy mandates study critically flawed: Gabe Elsner (Opinion)
cleveland.com
Managed by members of Utah State University's Institute for Political Economy, Strata Policy uses the discredited Beacon Hill Institute to analyze the impact to the economy. Instead of using future renewable energy cost projections from the U.S ...


BHI202
West Jefferson Hills School District Project Labor Agreement Exposed
The Truth About PLAs
Academic studies by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University found school projects subject to PLAs were 12 percent to 18 percent more expensive than projects not subject to PLAs, even when both sets of data were subject to prevailing wage ...

and more »


Albany Times Union (blog)

Contractors: Cuomo should study impact of labor agreements
Albany Times Union (blog)
In the letter, Sampson highlights reports by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce, the National University System Institute for Policy Research, the Beacon Hill Institute (a fiscally conservative think tank in Boston) and the Kingston ...
West Jefferson Hills School District Project Labor Agreement ExposedThe Truth About PLAs

all 3 news articles »

BHI202
Conservative think tank attacks NV Energy plan to build new power plant
Las Vegas Sun
The Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank backed by the Koch brothers, released a report Monday condemning a new, $1 billion natural gas plant proposed by NV Energy. The institute, based at Suffolk University in Boston, said building the new ...

and more »


CBS Local

I-Team: State Wasting Millions Of Dollars On Electric Car Programs?
CBS Local
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank, believes these programs are a waste of money. “The average family is not going to take advantage of these rebates to buy electric cars, because electric cars just aren't practical ...


BHI202
New Model Could Capture True Impact of Tax Policy Changes: NCPA Analysis
PR Web (press release)
In partnership with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Beacon Hill Institute has unveiled its dynamic computable general equilibrium (DCGE) model, which measures the impact of tax changes on economic variables such as capital stock, ...

and more »

BHI202
Editorial: Road detail 'reform' all but dead thanks to spineless pols
Eagle-Tribune
"The police officers in Massachusetts are exploiting a monopoly," Frank Conte, a policy expert for the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank, told our Statehouse reporter, Christian M. Wade. "And nobody has the political will to change it ...

and more »

BHI202
Our view: Road detail 'reform' never materialized
Gloucester Daily Times
And there's a new effort to weaken an already noodle-armed law. “The police officers in Massachusetts are exploiting a monopoly,” Frank Conte, a policy for the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank, told Statehouse bureau chief Christian M ...




Boston Herald

Patrick pals still net big $$ despite Baker budget vow
Boston Herald
“I find it surprising and disappointing that the governor would keep these people in what would appear to be questionable jobs just to keep them employed as opposed to sending them back to the private sector,” said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill ...

and more »


Wall Street Journal

A Disgraceful Labor Law Ripe for Repeal
Wall Street Journal
According to a 2008 study by the Beacon Hill Institute, the prevailing wage set by the Labor Department is on average 22% higher than the going market rate. This gives unionized contractors an inherent advantage over low-cost competitors, especially in ...




CNBC

Pope will lift spirits more than local economies
CNBC
One study by economists at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute estimated that that event brought a roughly $20 million hit to productivity. The huge crowds likely will also prompt some local residents to stay home, hurting businesses that depend ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Paying for the rain: Boston eyes new stormwater tax
Boston Herald
... that it is in the habit of issuing decrees for environmental protection efforts without regards to the cost that those decrees are going to impose on business, consumers or property owners,” said David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill ...

and more »

BHI202
Outgoing child advocate to head youth protection unit
Boston Herald
But David G. Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, ripped the move, saying Healey has no business thrusting her office onto the turf of DCF and the Office of the Child Advocate. “The solution to the DCF problem is to get competent ...

and more »

BHI202
States Are Right to Pressure EPA with 'Nullification' Efforts
Town Hall
Research conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute in multiple states demonstrates the impact of EPA's costly CO2mandates: Louisiana citizens would get socked with a 22 percent increase in their energy bills over 15 years, would experience a $181 million ...

and more »

BHI202
States Are Right to Pressure EPA with 'Nullification' Efforts
Town Hall
Research conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute in multiple states demonstrates the impact of EPA's costly CO2mandates: Louisiana citizens would get socked with a 22 percent increase in their energy bills over 15 years, would experience a $181 million ...

and more »

BHI202
GOP-led advocacy group questions 'objectivity' of bridge toll study
The Providence Journal
"The Center met in Boston with staff from REMI, to compare their Keynesian economic modeling assumptions with the market-based assumptions of STAMP, an alternative modeling tool created by the Beacon Hill Institute,'' Stenhouse said. "After the meeting ...



BHI202
Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story
The Valley Patriot
While still in the proposal phase, the Cape Wind Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was extensively studied by the Beacon Hill Institute, who offered the following: 1. The costs outweigh the benefits by between $83 million and $333 million. 2.



Miami Herald

Local retailers cheer tax holiday this weekend
Wicked Local Hopkinton
The Retailers Association of Massachusetts recently commissioned a study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University showing a tax holiday would result in a statewide $168 million increase in sales that would otherwise go to online vendors or ...
Cohasset businesses look forward to tax holidayWicked Local Cohasset
Wong backs sales tax holiday for Aug. 15-16Wicked Local Saugus

all 116 news articles »


Miami Herald

Stores see benefits from tax-free holiday
Wicked Local Needham
The Retailers Association of Massachusetts recently commissioned a study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University showing a tax holiday would result in a statewide $168 million increase in sales that would otherwise go to online vendors or ...
Cohasset businesses look forward to tax holidayWicked Local Cohasset
Wong backs sales tax holiday for Aug. 15-16Wicked Local Saugus

all 116 news articles »

BHI202
TAX-FREE HOLIDAY: Plymouth businesses gear up for tax-free holiday Aug. 15-16
Wicked Local Plymouth
Page 2 of 3 - The Retailers Association recently commissioned a study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University showing a tax holiday would result in a statewide $168 million increase in sales that would otherwise go to online vendors or ...


BHI202
Area legislators say tax holiday boon for business, consumers
Wicked Local Easton
The Retailers Association of Massachusetts recently commissioned a study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University showing a tax holiday would result in a statewide $168 million increase in sales that would otherwise go to online vendors or ...

and more »

BHI202
Bedford legislators and business owners reflect on upcoming tax-free weekend
Wicked Local Bedford
Shoppers will soon get a break from the Massachusetts sales tax, but for some local business owners the day isn't as effective as some state lawmakers would have hoped. Gov. Charlie Baker Aug. 6 signed a bill establishing a 2015 sales tax holiday the ...



Daily Item

Sales tax goes away for the weekend
Daily Item
A study conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy at Suffolk University for the Retailers Association of Massachusetts says otherwise, according to a release. The study found that the sales tax holiday is expected to boost sales by $112 ...

BHI202
Westford, Littleton lawmakers mixed on tax break
Westford Eagle
The Retailers Association of Massachusetts recently commissioned a study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University showing a tax holiday would result in a statewide $168 million increase in sales that would otherwise go to online vendors or ...

and more »

WGBH NEWS

The Sales-Tax Holiday: A Life Preserver For A Bigger Tax Issue
WGBH NEWS
Furthermore, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University estimated that a mean of $168 million in retail sales would return to Massachusetts from New Hampshire and tax-free Internet sellers if a sales-tax holiday was passed, creating 627 permanent ...
Reps Orrall & Gifford back sales tax holiday for August 15-16Middleboro Gazette
Mass. sales tax holiday gets green lightWicked Local

all 83 news articles »
BHI202
EPA's Changes To Final Clean Power Plan Won't Help Wisconsin
MacIverInstitute
According to a joint report by the MacIver Institute and The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, the original Clean Power Plan proposal would cost Wisconsin $920 million in 2030, increased electricity prices by 19 percent and lowered ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Charlie & Marty's big (non-Olympic) ideas
Boston Herald
David Tuerck of Beacon Hill Institute said the collapse of Boston 2024 last week means the Olympics now “won't crowd out discussion of all the other things that need attention.” “It's good that it's resolved,” Tuerck said. “I think the Olympics ...

and more »



Boston Herald

There's trouble on the track to a seat on NTSB
Boston Herald
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute said Scott is basically being rewarded for failure. “It's another example of President Obama's determination to use federal appointments to provide jobs for people who have shown their incompetence elsewhere in ...

and more »


Boston Globe

As vote looms, concern raised over tax holiday
Boston Globe
Hurst pointed to a Beacon Hill Institute study commissioned by the Retailers Association that found a sales tax holiday this year would bring up to $231 million in retail sales to the state and create the equivalent of up to 860 new full-time jobs. He ...

and more »

BHI202
Editorial: Massachusetts sales tax holiday not worth it
Wicked Local Norwood
The MRA asked the Beacon Hill Institute to measure the economic impact of the holiday. The study is based on the responses of 63 business owners asked by the MRA how the reprieve impacts their shops. Having the business association handpick owners' ...
Retailers call for tax holidayWicked Local Franklin

all 7 news articles »


Boston Herald

Nearly 40 percent pay hike eyed for part-timers
Boston Herald
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute said the $1.8 billion budget deficit Baker and lawmakers had to close this fiscal year “is equal to the sum of all these kinds of excesses.” “Considering the narrative of having a Governor's Council at all ...

and more »

BHI202
Retailers press case for Aug. sales tax holiday
Worcester Business Journal
A new Retailers Association of Massachusetts study, conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, concluded that suspending the tax for a weekend in August would boost sales among Massachusetts retailers $168 million, add the equivalent ...



WTOK

With study, retailers remind Beacon Hill about sales tax holiday
wwlp.com
A new Retailers Association of Massachusetts study, conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, concluded that suspending the tax for a weekend in August would boost sales among Massachusetts retailers by $168 million, add the ...
Sales tax holiday would boost Massachusetts sales by $168 million, study findsMassLive.com
State retailers seeking Aug. 15-16 sales tax holidayGloucester Daily Times

all 29 news articles »


Boston Herald

Walsh skeptical gaming was off table at Commission's secret lunches
Boston Herald
“There's no justification for keeping any of this secret,” said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute. “Since ultimately their pay depends upon the entities that they regulate, it's suspicious that they are keeping some of this conversation from ...

and more »


Real Estate Weekly

Project Labor Agreements diminish competition, raise costs
Real Estate Weekly
In fact, according a study conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, “The presence of a PLA increases a project's base construction bids by $27 per square foot (in 2004 prices) relative to non-PLA projects.” This number amounts to a ...


BHI202
Environmental groups question Beacon Hill Institute report on pipeline-created ...
GazetteNET
A new report funded by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. states that construction of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline would create 1,713 jobs in the state, and that the impact could be over 12,000 jobs by 2020. But the report, by the Beacon Hill Institute ...
Institute that made report detailing pipeline job creation has ties to Koch ...The Recorder

all 2 news articles »



wwlp.com

What is in the Kinder Morgan's pipeline proposal?
wwlp.com
BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A Boston-based policy group said Expanding the natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts could do more than lower energy costs. The “Beacon Hill Institute” took a deeper look into Kinder Morgan's pipeline proposal. They found that ...

and more »
BHI202
Economic benefit seen from pipeline in Massachusetts
Worcester Telegram
BOSTON - Analyzing a controversial pipeline that would bring Pennsylvanian natural gas into New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the Beacon Hill Institute found it would bring substantial benefits in construction jobs and lower energy costs to Massachusetts.

and more »

BHI202
Clean energy backers now balk at paying the price
Daily Sparks Tribune
Earlier this year The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston released a study of the economic impact of SB123 commissioned by the Nevada Policy Research Institute. The study estimated the bill, between 2015 and 2025, would cost Nevadans ...

and more »


BHI202
Brittney Parker: Gov. Tom Wolf's budget not friendly to families
Allentown Morning Call
Quite the opposite, in fact: The Beacon Hill Institute's STAMP analysis estimates that, if the governor's budget plan is enacted, Pennsylvanians would miss out on almost 30,000 job opportunities next year. That would delay the aspirations of teenagers ...

and more »


The Sentinel

Guest Editorial: Family ties or government bonds?
The Sentinel
Quite the opposite, in fact: The Beacon Hill Institute's STAMP analysis estimates that, if the governor's budget plan is enacted, Pennsylvanians would miss out on almost 30,000 job opportunities next year. That would delay the aspirations of teenagers ...

and more »

BHI202
Don't let the EPA badger Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This is consistent with a report we conducted earlier this year at the MacIver Institute in conjunction with the Beacon Hill Institute. Our report found that the EPA's rule would raise Wisconsin's electricity prices by 19% and destroy nearly 21,000 ...


BHI202
OP-ED: Family ties or government bonds?
York Dispatch
Quite the opposite, in fact: The Beacon Hill Institute's STAMP analysis estimates that, if the governor's budget plan is enacted, Pennsylvanians would miss out on almost 30,000 job opportunities next year. That would delay the aspirations of teenagers ...

and more »



Boston Herald

Mass. keeps No. 1 biz rank
Boston Herald
Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in competitiveness for the eighth time in nine years, but rivals ranging from North Dakota to Texas are closing in, according to a new study by the Beacon Hill Institute. The Bay State continues to show particular strengths in ...


BHI202
Misleading report fails to hide NC renewable mandate costs
Chatham Journal Weekly
"The Beacon Hill Institute projected in 2009 that full implementation of the renewable energy mandate would cost the state almost 3,600 jobs, $57 million in real disposable income, $43 million in investment, and $140 million in real state gross ...

and more »


Toledo Blade

Toledo mayor to revise proposal
Toledo Blade
A 2009 study by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University on the other hand found that project labor agreements increased “the dollar amount of winning bids and increase final construction costs.” Councilman Theresa Gabriel, an independent and ...

and more »


NOLA.com

Louisiana leaders should fight EPA overreach on carbon emissions: Kevin Kane
NOLA.com
For instance, a recent study we conducted with economists at the Beacon Hill Institute found that the rule would increase electricity rates by 22 percent, reduce disposable income by almost $2 billion and destroy tens of thousands of jobs. The tragedy ...

and more »


Dayton Business Journal (blog)

Ohio lands on 'competitive states' list
Dayton Business Journal (blog)
It also ranked states by new jobs, state tax climate and a state's rank on the Beacon Hill Institute's state competitiveness index. The list is a barometer of a variety of incentives, tax packages, available facilities and more for companies planning ...



Phoenix Business Journal (blog)

Arizona competitiveness plummets in important national ranking
Phoenix Business Journal (blog)
Points are generated from data, such as new and expanded facilities, job creation, capital investment and scores on the Tax Foundation climate list, Beacon Hill Institute's Competitive Index and Career Readiness certifications per 1,000 people in the ...


BHI202
Kentucky, Indiana rank as two of the top 10 most competitive states
Louisville Business First (blog)
... new and expanded facilities opened in 2014, total capital investment and facilities per 1 million people. The magazine also ranked states based on their state tax climate, number of new jobs and rank on the Beacon Hill Institute's state ...


BHI202
Scrapping the margins tax would benefit all
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
Based on dynamic economic analyses performed by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Beacon Hill Institute and other researchers, Texas stands to gain between 41,500 and 129,200 new jobs. We can begin to seize on these remarkable economic ...

and more »


BHI202
Time to act on repealing renewable energy standards. HB 681 needs your ...
Beaufort Observer
The John Locke Foundation has opposed North Carolina's renewable energy standards mandate since it first passed into law as Senate Bill 3 under liberal leadership in 2007. The imposition of this flawed regulation and unwarranted mandate, it turns out ...

and more »

BHI202
HB 681 would repeal the "Renewable Portfolio Standard"--one of the worst ...
Beaufort Observer
Studies from the Beacon Hill Institute, Utah State University and STRATA research group predict that North Carolina's mandate will bring bulging cost caps and skyrocketing electricity rates by 2018. Lawmakers in Raleigh can't wait that long to let ...



BHI202
Thought Suppression Masquerading as Transparency
Wall Street Journal
The letter from Kalin Jordan and Lindsey Berger claims that the Beacon Hill Institute promised its “corporate donors” studies that would lead to the repeal of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. In fact, we made no such promise. Rather, we ...


BHI202
Letter: Stop the taxpayer waste on Middletown pump station project
Middletown Press
In 2012 voters in Middletown approved a $37 million bond package to build a pump station and pipeline to connect to the Mattabassett District in Cromwell. However, in approving the referendum, few probably knew some of those tax dollars would be wasted ...


BHI202
Businesses mixed on cost benefits of plastic and reusable bags
Foothills Focus
“Paper bags are much more costly and reusable bags are also a lot more costly to the consumer,” said Tim McCabe, president of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance. A 2010 analysis by The Beacon Hill Institute on Washington, D.C.'s 5-cent tax on paper ...


BHI202
Should the state adopt a single-payer health care system?
Boston Globe (subscription)
David G. Tuerck of Franklin, is executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute and Professor of Economics at Suffolk University. The continued unpopularity of Obamacare has led to renewed interest in the idea of a single-payer health care system ...



Boston Herald

Smooth ride for lawyers: MBTA pays out $23.5M for firms with political connections
Boston Herald
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute said, “Considering the financial difficulties the MBTA is undergoing, it seems inappropriate for them to concentrate so much business in just a few firms with apparently no attempt to put the work out for ...

and more »


BHI202
New EPA Rules To Increase Electricity Costs, Decrease Number Of Jobs In ...
Daily Caller
These estimates come from calculations published by both the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI). The EPA wants to cut CO2 emissions from new coal plants –- which still produce 35 percent of electricity in ...
EPA carbon plan will kill 38000 Virginia jobs, report saysTown Hall

all 3 news articles »


NJ.com

Opinion: New Jersey advocates of solar energy projects haven't seen the light
NJ.com
A Beacon Hill Institute study indicated the 22.5 percent standard would increase electricity prices 10.92 percent, kill 11,365 jobs and "reduce real disposable income by $1.4 billion." If the 80 percent target were achieved, electricity rates in the ...



BHI202
Extras On Excise: Will Opponents of the Texas Franchise Tax Finally Be Granted ...
Bloomberg BNA
In his budget, Abbott touted a study by the Beacon Hill Institute that he said projected 41,500 new jobs, $3.4 billion in new net investment, $9.8 billion in new personal disposal income and $209 in real disposable income per capita in 2017 if the ...


BHI202
EPA's Rules Related to Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Prompt A New ...
JD Supra (press release)
EPA's new rules for limiting emissions of carbon dioxide for both existing power plants and proposed plants have prompted at least two substantive reports by public policy institutes focusing on the economic aspects of the proposals. The Beacon Hill ...

and more »

BHI202
Op-ed authors' fossil fuel-funding claims false: Reader
Jackson Clarion Ledger
In the op-ed "Flawed EPA report funded by fossil fuel interests" that ran in The Clarion-Ledger last week, the authors make the fallacious claim that reports on Environmental Protection Agency regulations produced by the Beacon Hill Institute and ...


BHI202
As you were saying: Union-only deals drive costs
Boston Herald
Unions say PLAs guarantee "labor peace," but another Beacon Hill Institute study, this one from 2009, looked at U.S. government projects initiated between 2001 and 2008, when PLAs were prohibited on federal jobs. They didn't find a single job that was ...



NJ.com

The kid wasn't kidding: Hank Lyon predicted debacle that followed Chris ...
NJ.com
The first video of Chris Christie's illustrious television career (below) was released in the summer of 2009. It showed the Republican candidate for governor walking through a field of solar panels and talking about how his Democratic opponent was not ...

BHI202
Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill to Reform Federal Contracting Featured
Prescott eNews
Analysis by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University puts the savings at even greater, indicating that the Congressman's bill would save $8.6 billion annually. This legislation allows these savings to be used on additional worthwhile ...



NJ.com

Replace all federal taxes with single 23 percent retail tax | Opinion Guest ...
NJ.com
A Beacon Hill Institute study indicated that conversion to a consumption tax would increase domestic investment, gross domestic product and job growth by 70 percent, 11 percent and 10 percent respectively over a ten-year period. The average family ...


BHI202
How EPA rules would choke NC economy
News & Observer
The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of implementing three rules that a new study by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University says will not only substantially drive up the cost of energy in the Tar Heel State, but cost tens of ...

and more »


Watchdog.org

Proposed EPA rules will be detrimental to Wisconsin's economy
Watchdog.org
According to a new report from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, the EPA's proposed carbon emission rules under the Clean Air Act would raise Wisconsin electricity prices by 19 percent ...


BHI202
Paul J. Gessing: EPA rule changes will drive up cost of energy
Las Cruces Sun-News
The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of implementing three rules that a new study by the Rio Grande Foundation and Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University says will substantially drive up the cost of electricity in New Mexico. This ...

and more »


Chippewa Herald

Federal EPA regulations pose potential negative effect on Wisconsin
Chippewa Herald
In a recent report released by the Beacon Hill Institute and the MacIver Institute, the cost these proposed rules changes will have in Wisconsin will be upwards of $920 million by the year 2030. The proposed costly rule changes are expected to go into ...



Wausau Daily Herald

New EPA rules will kill Wisconsin jobs: column
Wausau Daily Herald
According to a new report from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, the EPA's proposed carbon emission rules under the Clean Air Act would raise Wisconsin electricity prices by 19 percent ...



MassLive.com

Gov. Patrick left Gov. Baker with a deficit - and he's in good company
MassLive.com
David Tuerck, an economics professor and executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, said the deficits are often a result of governors' mistaken assumptions about how much money the state will bring in. "Governors are ...


BHI202
EPA regulations will hamper job growth in Wisconsin
Wis Opinion
According to a recent release by The Beacon Hill Institute and the John K. MacIver Institute, the average industrial ratepayer in Wisconsin can be expected to pay an additional $105,094 by the year 2030. Further, nearly 21,000 jobs may be lost in the ...


BHI202
NYC bid for 2016 convention part of de Blasio's Brooklyn push
Reading Eagle
City officials estimated the 2004 convention's economic impact at about $250 million, an amount challenged by the Beacon Hill Institute of Suffolk University in Boston, which said the amount should be reduced to about $163 million, considering traffic ...

and more »

BHI202
Letter from Rep. Petryk: Federal EPA regulations potential negative effect on ...
Pierce County Herald
In a recent report released by the Beacon Hill Institute and the MacIver Institute, the cost these proposed rules changes will have in Wisconsin will be upwards of $920 million by the year 2030. The proposed costly rule changes are expected to go into ...

and more »

BHI202
Report: New Federal Rules Will Increase New Mexico Electric Rates
KRWG
(Albuquerque, NM) The Rio Grande Foundation, using data produced by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) has analyzed the Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency's proposed "Clean Air Regulations" and found that if ...


l

Boston Business Journal

Advocates call for a $10M increase next year in Mass civil legal aid budget
Boston Business Journal
But David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think-tank based at Suffolk University, said the request for a funding increase for legal aid is out of line when there are other pressing statewide spending concerns ...

and more »

BHI202
Yankee Institute: Impact of Connecticut electric bills can be negated
New Haven Register
The report, prepared for the Yankee Institute by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, says eliminating Connecticut's Renewable Portfolio Standards, could save state consumers $1.6 billion in increased electricity costs over the ...

and more »


WCVB Boston

5 Investigates: Agencies spend millions to fight Inspector General
WCVB Boston
David Tuerck, with the Beacon Hill Institute, said this is further waste of taxpayer dollars. "The purpose of these investigations is to uncover waste, fraud and abuse and here we have these very same entities wasting taxpayer money presumably because ...

and more »

BHI202
Tax amnesty program nets $39 million - and counting
Eagle-Tribune
"It's money the state wouldn't have had, but you don't want to be sending out a message to people that if you don't pay your taxes you can just wait it out for the next amnesty," said Frank Conte, a spokesman for the nonprofit Beacon Hill Institute ...


BHI202
Tax amnesty program nets $39 million - and counting
The Daily News of Newburyport
BOSTON - The state has banked tens of millions of dollars from a two-month tax amnesty program that allows scofflaws to pay without facing a penalty. Preliminary figures show the program, which ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, exceeded expectations by ...
State rakes in $39 million via amnesty tax dealGloucester Daily Times

all 2 news articles »

BHI202
Tuerck: Trickery of Obamacare laid bare
Boston Herald
... justices on the Supreme Court will prove to be far less gullible, in deciding the case now before them, than he believes the general public to be. David G. Tuerck is executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute and professor of economics at ...


BHI202
Quotes of the day
Hot Air
David Tuerck, head of the Beacon Hill Institute and chairman of Suffolk University's Economics Department, calls it "damning" that a "gleeful" Gruber "brags" about making the law's less palatable parts intentionally obscure to get them past the ...

and more »

ld

Boston Herald

Obamacare architect blasted for 'deliberate deception'
Boston Herald
David Tuerck, head of the Beacon Hill Institute and chairman of Suffolk University's Economics Department, calls it "damning" that a "gleeful" Gruber "brags" about making the law's less palatable parts intentionally obscure to get them past the ...


wwlp.com

Nation's unemployment rate down, hourly wage up
wwlp.com
BOSTON (WWLP) - The nation's jobs picture is looking a bit brighter. Employers added 214,000 jobs in the month of October. As a result, the unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.8 percent. 22News visited the Beacon Hill Institute in Boston where they ...



Boston Herald

Ballot questions to hit economy
Boston Herald
... bottle deposits, repeal casinos, and require earned sick time have argued the questions will either help economic competitiveness or stunt job growth and both are distinct possibilities, said David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill ...

and more »

BHI202
Does right-to-work pave way for progress?
Kankakee Daily Journal
But there are other things you need to complement those decisions. You have to pay attention to the quality of schools and good infrastructure," said Frank Conti, the economist in charge of the State Competitiveness Project at the Beacon Hill Institute ...

and more »


Reno Gazette Journal

Election 2014: Think tank disputes RGJ tax story
Reno Gazette Journal
A free-market think tank in Boston named Beacon Hill Institute criticizes a story I wrote earlier this month looking at eight different reports on the potential effects of a new margin tax. That tax could be imposed on Nevada businesses with more than ...

BHI202
Dem governor better on fiscal issues
CommonWealth magazine
This was so significant that even the director of the conservative Beacon Hill Institute, a Boston think tank, said, "The governor has shown a great deal of political courage in taking this step." Republican Attempts at Reform In 1992, when Gov ...


BHI202
Pension play? Ousted DCF chief delayed retirement until after turning 60
Boston Herald
And now she's made lemonade out of her failure to do her job," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank. "We can only suspect the consulting opportunity was made to bolster her pension, and it's shameful that state ...

BHI202
Louisiana's business climate, LED ranks among top 10 in U.S.
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Jindal's office notes Louisiana now ranks higher in every national business climate ranking than it ever did prior to 2008, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, DCI, Forbes ...

and more »


Reno Gazette-Journal

Margin tax could be small net positive for Nevada
Reno Gazette-Journal
It was paid for by the free-market think tank Nevada Policy Research Institute and done by the free-market think tank Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. The report says The Education Initiative will "lower private-sector employment ...

and more »

BHI202
On the Capitol: Wisconsin, the least undecided state in the country
Madison.com
The group that conducted the initial study, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, responded by providing its own distribution analysis, which also showed the wealthy would benefit more, though it projected a more positive impact ...


BHI202
The Mass. Pike traffic mess: Here's a better accounting of its true costs
Boston Business Journal (blog)
The good people at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University noticed my complaining, and decided to fine-tune my calculations to arrive at an economic impact number. Theirs is a more sophisticated approach, using a lower average wage rate, and a ...

BHI202
Delaware's entrepreneurs help drive economy
The News Journal
Delaware was also ranked second in Business Incubation for 2013 in the Beacon Hill Institute's 13th annual State Competitiveness Report, and the 2014 Michigan Entrepreneurship Score Card ranked Delaware sixth in Entrepreneurial Change. This is no ...



Fox News

Nine ideas for a new Contract with America
Fox News
Thursday, Reince Priebus, the Dickensian-named Republican Party chairman, gave what he billed as a major address on "Principles for American Renewal." No one can accuse our political class of opposing recycling: amid paeans to the Constitution, ...


Fond du Lac Reporter

Walker, Burke cool to tax shift idea
Fond du Lac Reporter
The WPRI report was written by researchers at the conservative Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. It presents a number of different tax-change scenarios, with the goal being that it stimulates a long-term discussion among policy ...
Morning briefing: Report calls on Wisconsin's leaders to cut taxes furtherMadison.com

all 629 news articles »


Capital Times

Morning briefing: Report calls on Wisconsin's leaders to cut taxes further
Capital Times
The report, prepared by the free-market Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, said Wisconsin wouldn't have to cut overall taxes to create more jobs, but instead could shift taxes from one source to another. That would have the effect of raising ...
Gov. Scott Walker, Democrat Mary Burke cool to tax shift idea ...Rockford Register Star

all 629 news articles »

BHI202
Regional Round-up
Beloit Daily News
Democratic challenger Mary Burke says if elected her focus would be on tax cuts that benefit the middle class and working class families. The WPRI report was written by researchers at the conservative Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston.


BHI202
Think tank calls for broadening of sales tax base, cutting income, property taxes
Greenfield Daily Reporter
The WPRI report was written by researchers at the conservative Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. It presents a number of different tax-change scenarios, with the goal being that it stimulates a long-term discussion among policy ...



WHBL Sheboygan

Report calls on Wisconsin's leaders to cut taxes further
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The report, prepared by the free-market Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, said Wisconsin wouldn't have to cut overall taxes to create more jobs, but instead could shift taxes from one source to another. That would have the effect of raising ...
WPRI report finds state should cut income, property taxes while expanding ...WTAQ
Group Calls for Rewrite of Wisconsin TaxesWDIO-TV

all 21 news articles »

WHBL Sheboygan

Study: Cutting tax rates, broadening sales tax base would boost Wisconsin ...
Madison.com
That scenario would add 10,850 jobs, spur $948 million in investment, generate $892 million in disposable income and reduce state revenue by $21 million through 2018, according to economic models developed by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk ...
Report calls on Wisconsin's leaders to cut taxes furtherMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Group calls for rewrite of Wisconsin taxesWXOW.com

all 21 news articles »


WHBL Sheboygan

Study: Cutting tax rates, broadening sales tax base would boost Wisconsin ...
Madison.com
That scenario would add 10,850 jobs, spur $948 million in investment, generate $892 million in disposable income and reduce state revenue by $21 million through 2018, according to economic models developed by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk ...
Report calls on Wisconsin's leaders to cut taxes furtherMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
WPRI report finds state should cut income, property taxes while expanding ...WTAQ
Group Calls for Rewrite of Wisconsin TaxesWDIO-TV

all 21 news articles »

BHI202
Editorial: Margins tax could scare off potential job creators, like Tesla Motors
Ely Daily Times
The most recent study of the tax's impact for Nevada Policy Research Institute by Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University said it would destroy 3,600 full-time-equivalent private sector jobs. If the Legislature spends the money as intended, but ...


BHI202
Duey Stroebel says compromise vote by opponents cost $788 million
PolitiFact
To do the research, WPRI turned to The Beacon Hill Institute, a Boston-based research group interested in limited government. It tangled with environmental groups in Wisconsin in 2009 after criticizing the cost of efforts to fight climate change. The ...

and more »

BHI202
Stroebel says compromise vote by opponents cost $788 million
PolitiFact
To do the research, WPRI turned to The Beacon Hill Institute, a Boston-based research group interested in limited government. It tangled with environmental groups in Wisconsin in 2009 after criticizing the cost of efforts to fight climate change. The ...



Boston Globe

Patrick's office is restored, but at a high price
Boston Globe
"It reflects the elitism that is so characteristic of him," David Tuerck of the conservative Beacon Hill Institute told the Boston Herald about Patrick's latest design adventure. There won't be much criticism of Patrick's new quarters coming from ...

BHI202
Hasten column: What's the real story about Louisiana's business atmosphere?
Monroe News Star
Louisiana ranks higher than ever in every national business climate ranking, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and Site Selection.

and more »


Boston Herald

Deval Patrick's luxury upgrade $2M over budget
Boston Herald
"This is what you can expect from a lame-duck governor with other people's money to spend," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute. "It reflects the elitism that is so characteristic of him and the other politicians with whom he identifies ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Luxury upgrade $2M over budget
Boston Herald
"This is what you can expect from a lame-duck governor with other people's money to spend," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute. "It reflects the elitism that is so characteristic of him and the other politicians with whom he identifies ...

and more »

BHI202
Hasten column: What's the real story about Louisiana's business atmosphere?
Monroe News Star
Louisiana ranks higher than ever in every national business climate ranking, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and Site Selection.

and more »


Bayoubuzz

What's the real story about Louisiana's business atmosphere?
Alexandria Town Talk
Louisiana ranks high in every national business climate ranking, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and Site Selection. Four rank ...
Business Facilities names Louisiana #1 in nation, for first time everBayoubuzz

all 7 news articles »


MyArkLaMiss

Louisiana's Business Climate Ranks No. 1 in Nation
MyArkLaMiss
Louisiana now ranks higher in every national business-climate ranking than it ever did prior to 2008, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real ...
Hasten: What's the real story about Louisiana's business atmosphere?Alexandria Town Talk

all 7 news articles »

BHI202
Study: Jobs to Fall Like Dominoes in Nevada with Passage of Question 3
Watchdog Wire
The study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University also projects a decline of nearly a quarter-billion dollars in real disposable income each year in the state from passage of the initiative, which is also referred to as the "Margin Tax ...

and more »

BHI202
Study: Nevada margins tax cost 3610 jobs
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Beacon Hill Institute study was critical of the proposed 2 percent margins tax, noting that it would be levied on any business making more than $1 million in annual revenue whether or not the company was profitable. "For firms operating with very ...

and more »

BHI202
Laws cloak Cape Wind finances
Boston Herald
"What it amounts to is a huge subsidy by taxpayers," said David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute. "Taxpayers will never fully know what it's costing them unless Cape Wind divulges how much they are receiving. Taxpayers have the ...


BHI202
Twisting Tillis' Tax Record
FactCheck.org
Pushing back against the ad, the Tillis campaign cites a seemingly conflicting analysis by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute for the conservative John Locke Foundation that, the Tillis campaign notes, concluded the reforms resulted in "tens of ...



Boston Herald

Deval Patrick's travel tab world-class
Boston Herald
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute questioned whether all the travel is really worth it. "Private-sector investors aren't impressed by politicians, they're impressed by making money," Tuerck said. "They can figure out how to make money by ...

and more »

BHI202
Georgia named No. 1 most competitive state in US
Coosa Valley News
... performance in the Beacon Hill Institute's State Competitiveness Index and the number of National Career Readiness Certificates per 1,000 residents aged 18-64, according to ACT Workforce Development Division, administrator of the ACT Certified ...

and more »

BHI202
Revealed: ALEC's 2014 Attacks on the Environment
Huffington Post
The Beacon Hill Institute, based out of Suffolk University in Massachusetts, which is an associate member of the Koch-backed State Policy Network (SPN) -- as CMD and ProgressNow have documented -- has written a series of reports that have been released ...

and more »

BHI202
Since January 2011, only 5% of bills made it through Mass. Statehouse
SouthCoastToday.com
... and that the time that it takes is simply used up with routine attempts to gather information that are never going to yield anything other than the predetermined outcome," said David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at ...

and more »


BHI202
Massport set to hike parking fees as payroll grows
Boston Herald
"
They're not interested in losing one nickel on what they can squeeze out of people that park at Logan," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. "They're going to drive those rates to the point they get as much money as ...

and more »

BHI202
Guest Opinion: Cost of Cape Wind: $2.5 billion and rising
Wicked Local Taunton
In 2006, the Beacon Hill Institute estimated the project would cost $1.2 billion. Just two years later, that estimate was increased by more than $1 billion. And in 2010, the Massachusetts Attorney General's office released its own estimate of $2.5 ...



Boston Herald

Massport's payroll soars past $100M despite gov's call for belt-tightening
Boston Herald
David Tuerck, of the conservative think tank Beacon Hill Institute, slammed Massport for a lack of accountability, saying, "This is further evidence of how quasi-government agencies have free range to spend as they wish and can pay exorbitant salaries ...


BHI202
POLICY NOTE: Economic model shows Superintendent Dorn's proposed tax ...
Voice of the Valley
To understand the effects of Superintendent Dorn's proposed tax increases, Washington Policy Center requested the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University evaluate the proposed policy changes using the State Tax Analysis Modeling Program (STAMP) ...

and more »


DigiNews

National Renewable Electricity Standard will raise electricity prices
DigiNews
Politicians repeatedly state that subsidies and mandates for renewable energy will produce "green jobs." But the Beacon Hill Institute developed more than ten studies on the impacts of state RPS laws, including Colorado and New Mexico, the home states ...


BHI202
WPRI 12 News Covers Rhode Island Project Labor Agreement Controversy
The Truth About PLAs
But research has found less competition and archaic and inefficient union rules increase the cost of construction projects subject to PLAs. Three studies conducted in New York and neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts by the Beacon Hill Institute ...


BHI202
LA County's plastic-bag ban is a law that works: Letter
Los Angeles Daily News
... it by specifying a minimum price for reusable bags, solving any possible problem from free bags. A 1-cent plastic bag tax will not work for California. Washington, D.C.'s 5-cent tax has cut plastic bags by only 57 percent, according to the Beacon ...


BHI202
First Read February 25, 2014
City & State
An analysis from the Beacon Hill Institute included in a report on the tax from the Empire Center shows a complete phase-out of the tax would boost the state's gross domestic product by billions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed raising the current ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Big bucks for MCCA staff
Boston Herald
But David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute, citing a $71 million operating loss in fiscal 2013, said, "I'm not sure why anyone's being rewarded in light of that kind of performance. For an entity that's running at substantial losses ... it's ...

and more »


New York Daily News

New York's deadly death tax
New York Daily News
Repealing the tax could ultimately boost the state's net economic output by $5.6 billion five times the revenue it currently generates and lead to the creation of nearly 10,000 additional jobs, according to an analysis by the Beacon Hill ...

and more »

BHI202
Utah Business Accolades
Daily Herald
1 Most Competitive State for Business by Beacon Hill Institute. Utah listed No. 1 in Technology Concentration and Dynamism by the Milken Institute. Utah listed as the 3rd Easiest Place Nationwide to Start a Small Business by Thumbtack.com. Utah ...



GoLocal Worcester

What is the Payoff of Worcester's $14 Million Visitor Center?
GoLocal Worcester
Frank Conte, a policy analyst for the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, contended the main economic upshot of the project would be dependent on the effect on neighborhood housing prices and businesses. "One way it may be successful is if it ...

and more »

BHI202
Next governor must understand facts about project labor agreements
New England Real Estate Journal Online
Studies by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau have demonstrated that PLAs dramatically increase project costs. As a result, 17 states, including Maine and even union-friendly Michigan - have ...


BHI202
PLA spells controversy for some builders
Providence Eyewitness News
Opponents of the labor agreements, including Powers, also claim PLAs add millions of dollars to the final cost, citing a report from the Beacon Hill Institute. "They (PLAs) absolutely increase the price from 12-18 percent," Powers said. But Mancini ...

and more »
   

BHI202
Our Energy Future Requires Intelligent Conversation
ecoRI news
The recently released report, entitled "The Economic Impact of Rhode Island's Renewable Energy Standard: How Energy Mandates Will Harm the Economy" and published in cooperation with the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) at Suffolk University in Boston, ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Betting on casino revenue
Boston Herald
"
It appears the law was written without any clear idea of how the law was going to be enforced,' said David Tuerck, director of the Beacon Hill Institute. "And if that's the case, the Legislature needs to proactively designate someone to watch over ...

and more »

BHI202
North Carolina got a broad tax cut
Asheboro Courier Tribune
A new study of its effects, published by the John Locke Foundation with the assistance of the Massachusetts-based Beacon Hill Institute, shows that the average household at every income level will pay lower state taxes in 2014 and beyond than they ...

BHI202
Testing Your Tax Reform Reading Skills
Carolina Journal
Gains for these low- and middle-income taxpayers are much greater when Beacon Hill Institute economists add the 2011 sales-tax decline into their calculations. For the lowest-income earners, total tax savings in 2015 will be $157 million. Total tax ...


BHI202
Despite state's success with clean energy, challenges remain
Enterprise News
Paul Bachman, research director at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute for Applied Economics, says the network of pipelines needs to grow to be able to carry additional supplies of natural gas. "The problem right now is that infrastructure needs ...

and more »

BHI202
Gov. Patrick proud to discriminate
Worcester Telegram
Obviously Patrick has not read the studies by the Beacon Hill Institute, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau and others about the increased costs of PLAs, because he makes statements like this one: "We've used project labor agreements on large, ...

and more »


GoLocalProv

New Report Says Energy Mandates Will Cost RI $150M by 2020
GoLocalProv
"The Economic Impact of Rhode Island's Renewable Energy Standard: How Energy Mandates Harm the Economy," published by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity in cooperation with the Beacon Hill Institute in Massachusetts, projects that ...



WCNC

John Hood: NC tax cuts have broad impact
Salisbury Post
A new study of its effects, published by the John Locke Foundation with the assistance of the Massachusetts-based Beacon Hill Institute, shows that the average household at every income level will pay lower state taxes in 2014 and beyond than they ...
John Hood: State got a broad tax cutHigh Point Enterprise

all 33 news articles »

BHI202
Hood: Broad tax cut
Greenville Daily Reflector
A new study of its effects, published by the John Locke Foundation with the assistance of the Massachusetts-based Beacon Hill Institute, shows that the average household at every income level will pay lower state taxes in 2014 and beyond than they ...


BHI202
National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?
energybiz
But the Beacon Hill Institute developed more than ten studies on the impacts of state RPS laws, including Colorado and New Mexico, the home states of Representatives Polis and Lujan. In all cases, the implementation of RPS laws was found to increase ...

and more »

BHI202
Despite state's success with clean energy, challenges remain
The Patriot Ledger
But there are problems with relying on natural gas as the constant, cheap source for the state's electric generation. Paul Bachman, research director at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute for Applied Economics, says the network of pipelines ...

and more »

BHI202
NC got broad tax cut
Jefferson Post
A new study of its effects, published by the John Locke Foundation with the assistance of the Massachusetts-based Beacon Hill Institute, shows that the average household at every income level will pay lower state taxes in 2014 and beyond than they ...

and more »
BHI202
NC got a broad tax cut, not hike
Laurinburg Exchange
A new study of its effects, published by the John Locke Foundation with the assistance of the Massachusetts-based Beacon Hill Institute, shows that the average household at every income level will pay lower state taxes in 2014 and beyond than they ...

and more »


DigitalJournal.com

Op-Ed: Comprehensive US tax reform can benefit the 90 percent
DigitalJournal.com
... while providing considerably higher revenues to the federal government, as a comprehensive analysis by Dr. David Tuerck, Chairman of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston ...

and more »


Town Hall

The Fair Tax
Town Hall
A study by Dr. David Tuerck, Chairman of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, concludes that the FairTax-generated revenues would have exceeded actual revenues by $171 billion in ...

and more »

BHI202
Weaned off coal, state still faces challenges
MetroWest Daily News
BOSTON - Massachusetts' electricity producers over the years have weaned the state from coal-generated power to a more eco-friendly mix of natural gas, hydropower and a growing list of alternative sources from wind to solar power. The shift earned the ...

and more »

BHI202
Despite Massachusetts' success with clean energy, challenges remain
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Paul Bachman, research director at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute for Applied Economics, says the network of pipelines needs to grow to be able to carry additional supplies of natural gas. "The problem right now is that infrastructure needs ...

and more »


Boston Herald

Experts: Audit of BRA must go back years
Boston Herald
... before it, and what kinds of pressures it may have succumbed to that were political as opposed to substantive," said David G. Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research and an economics professor at Suffolk ...

and more »


BHI202
'Roadrunner' Vs. 'Dream On': Does Mass. Need More State Symbols?
WGBH NEWS
"
I don't think that this is the sort of thing that raises respect for the legislature," said David Tuerck executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, the research arm of the Economics Department at Suffolk University. "The problem with this sort ...

BHI202
Same-sex marriage, KCI, Obamacare
Kansas City Star
If true, they need to look at the study done by the Beacon Hill Institute titled "The Economic Effects of Massachusetts Health Care Reform." It concluded that Romneycare has driven up health-care costs in Massachusetts and cost the state thousands of ...

and more »

BHI202
Bay State's jobless rate now higher than US
Boston Herald
... D.C., but that may not be fair. The state economy also relies on trade with Europe and Canada, which may also be a factor. "Attributing everything to the sequester and the shutdown is a little overwrought," said Frank Conte of the Beacon Hill ...

and more »

BHI202
National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?
Daily Caller
Supportive politicians contend that subsidies and mandates for renewable energy will produce "green jobs." But the Beacon Hill Institute developed more than ten studies on the impacts of state RPS laws, including Colorado and New Mexico, the home ...


BHI202
BRA to give 'blighted' tax break to Garden complex
Boston Herald
"It's a mistake to offer any tax breaks for economic development purposes," said David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute. "The better policy would be to have a tax rate that is low enough to encourage economic development without ...

and more »

BHI202
La. makes jump in national small business ranking
Knoe.com
In every major business climate ranking, Louisiana stands higher today than it ever did before 2008, including rankings by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and ...

and more »


WWLP 22News

Widmer challenges state budget writers
The Sun
Up from the 3 percent growth rate used to build the $34 billion fiscal 2014 budget, the projections on Wednesday ranged from Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter's low-end estimate of 4.4 percent growth to the Beacon Hill Institute's 7.9 percent growth ...
State House News -- Experts see rising tax collections, continued economic growthWicked Local

all 22 news articles »

BHI202
Experts See Rising Tax Collections In Mass.
WBUR
The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University on Wednesday predicted fiscal 2014 state tax collections will grow 5.3 percent and tax receipts in fiscal 2015 will surge by 7.9 percent, driven by growth in personal income. "Both the U.S. and ...


BHI202
Bring in the frowns: It's revenue-day at the State House!
Boston Business Journal (blog)
Perhaps it would be unfair to highlight the more laughable forecasts offered by the hearing's mainstays, be it Mike Widmer at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation or David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute or Alan Clayton-Matthews at Northeastern ...


BHI202
Olympic dreamin'
Boston Herald
At one point prior to the convention Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute estimated the city would lose $12.8 million in economic activity (and productivity) as a result of the convention. This trip down memory lane is brought to you even as a ...



Cape Cod Today

What Beacon Hill has in store for you this week
Cape Cod Today
Taxpayers Foundation President Michael Widmer, Dr. Michael Goodman of UMass-Dartmouth, Dr. Karl Case of Wellesley College, three officials from the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission, Dr. David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute...


BHI202
RIPEC summit explores ways to bolster state's business-climate ranking
The Providence Journal
Renn sat on a panel with senior economist Jonathan Haughton of the Beacon Hill Institute, senior policy analyst Melissa Loeb of the Federal Funds Information for States who authored that organization's Camelot Index, and Joseph Henchman, vice president ...

and more »


Town Hall

Save Obamacare: Tax the French!
Town Hall
"Under RomneyCare, the state shifted half the costs to the federal government and most of the other half to individual families and policy holders," said David Tuerck, Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank that ...


BHI202
The Saturday Morning Post: Quick hits on politics & more in RI
Providence Eyewitness News (blog)
The national examination will include the Beacon Hill Institute's Jonathan Haughton, the Tax Foundation's Joseph Henchman, the Camelot Index's Melissa Loeb and Urbanophile.com's Aaron Renn. The local panel will be an update from two Chafee ...

and more »

BHI202
Collectors union boss gets free ride on Pike
Boston Herald
said David Tuerck, executive director the Beacon Hill Institute, who called allowing the freebie to survive the bargaining table "a dumb mistake." "If this kind of stuff is going on, then it raises questions about the competence of the authorities who ...



Town Hall

Save Obamacare: Tax the French!
Town Hall
"Under RomneyCare, the state shifted half the costs to the federal government and most of the other half to individual families and policy holders," said David Tuerck, Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank that ...

BHI202
Louisiana rises to no. 6 in National Business Climate Ranking
Donaldsonville Chief
In every major business climate ranking, Louisiana stands higher today than it ever did before 2008, including rankings by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities,Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Louisiana rises to no. 6 in National Business Climate Ranking
Weekly Citizen
In every major business climate ranking, Louisiana stands higher today than it ever did before 2008, including rankings by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities,Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Louisiana rises to no. 6 in National Business Climate Ranking
Donaldsonville Chief
In every major business climate ranking, Louisiana stands higher today than it ever did before 2008, including rankings by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities,Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate and ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Economist touts benefits to R.I. of abolishing state sales tax/ Poll
The Providence Journal
The retail and wholesale sectors would see the largest employment gains, but the gains would also spread to sectors such as real estate, health services, food services and arts and entertainment, said Paul Bachman, director of the Beacon Hill Institute ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Time to Play: "Hey Quick! What's More Pathetic?"
Town Hall
"Under RomneyCare, the state shifted half the costs to the federal government and most of the other half to individual families and policy holders," said David Tuerck, Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank that ...


Frank
Boston Globe

Frank
Martin Walsh, long a labor leader, talks of broader balance
Boston Globe
The Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative research group, compared school construction costs in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, and found the agreements increased costs by 14 percent. "We have found no evidence anywhere that PLAs ...


BHI202
Frank
RI sales tax panel to hear from Boston researcher
The Providence Journal
The sales tax commission is scheduled to meet Monday at the Statehouse for a presentation from Paul Bachman, director of research at the Beacon Hill Institute, which is a research group affiliated with Suffolk University in Boston. Bachman has studied ...


BHI202
Frank
Economist touts benefits to R.I. of abolishing state sales tax/ Poll
The Providence Journal
The retail and wholesale sectors would see the largest employment gains, but the gains would also spread to sectors such as real estate, health services, food services and arts and entertainment, said Paul Bachman, director of the Beacon Hill Institute ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Here is the latest Massachusetts business news from The Associated Press
NECN
Paul Bachman of the Beacon Hill Institute studies how sales taxes affect the economy. The research group is affiliated with Suffolk University in Boston. BOSTON (AP) — A Caesars Entertainment spokesman was critical of the Massachusetts Gaming ...


BHI202
Frank
Task force to examine RI sales tax
Turn to 10
The sales tax commission is scheduled to meet Monday at the Statehouse for a presentation from Paul Bachman, director of research at the Beacon Hill Institute, which is a research group affiliated with Suffolk University in Boston. Bachman has studied ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Sales Tax study commission sets Oct. 21 hearing
Warwick Beacon
Paul Bachman, director of research at the Beacon Hill Institute, the research arm of the Department of Economics at Suffolk University in Boston, is scheduled to testify before the legislative commission studying the Rhode Island sales tax when it ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Sales Tax study commission sets Oct. 21 hearing
Johnston Sun Rise
Paul Bachman, director of research at the Beacon Hill Institute, the research arm of the Department of Economics at Suffolk University in Boston, is scheduled to testify before the legislative commission studying the Rhode Island sales tax when it ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
I-Team: Mass. Agencies Costing Taxpayers Millions For Not Paying Bills Promptly
CBS Local
As head of the government watchdog group, The Beacon Hill Institute, David Tuerck says this sends the wrong message to taxpayers. "The message is just another example of why the state is happy to take your money, but isn't in a hurry to save it for you ...


BHI202
Frank
NEWS: Sales tax study commission to meet Monday
WPRO
Paul Bachman, director of research at the Beacon Hill Institute, the research arm of the Department of Economics at Suffolk University in Boston, is scheduled to testify in favor of cutting the sales tax. The 13-member study commission was created ...


BHI202
Frank
Should Denver and New York City implement a plastic bag tax?
Washington Post (blog)
Two years after Washington, D.C., started taxing plastic bags, their use had fallen by two-thirds, according to a study [pdf] conducted by the center-right Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. Bag tax supporters frequently cite the decline in ...

and more »

BHI202
Frank
Green energy's exorbitant financial cost to the public: cut or "invest?"
Farmington Daily Times
A decline in tourism, according to the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, would lead to the loss of up to 2,500 jobs and property values would decline by $1.35 billion. Cape Wind would create significant navigational hazards for thousands of ...

BHI202
Frank
Commentary: Bubba's boondoggle will hurt Georgians
Savannah Morning News
As a result, one academic study by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University estimates that the RPS will increase electricity costs by $1.8 billion and result in the loss of 3,500 jobs by 2021. Indeed, RPS' high costs have major spillover effects ...


BHI202
Frank
Gov's office jumps to defend Andrea Cabral
Boston Herald
But David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute said taxpayers have a right to know what Cabral is actually doing while on the job and that leaving her meetings, actions and activities off the calendar is a troubling practice. "Failing ...

and more »
BHI202
BHI
Maine budget will always be a mixed bag
Bangor Daily News
They were a major step in the right direction for our state and were estimated by the nonpartisan Beacon Hill Institute at Boston's Suffolk University to generate enough economic activity to create 3,700 new Maine jobs by 2015. The budget also softens ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI
State adds jobs in May but unemployment rate inches up
Boston Herald
Still, the Beacon Hill Institute, a Suffolk University-based think tank, said the state remains well positioned compared to the rest of the country. "The Massachusetts jobs picture continues to improve with the state's unemployment rate a full 1 ...


BHI202
BHI
The cost of requiring more renewable power
Bangor Daily News
According to the Beacon Hill Institute, the current RPS mandates in Maine will raise the cost of electricity in the state by $145 million by 2017, with an average annual increase of $80 for individuals and $615 for commercial businesses. This isn't ...


BHI202
BHI
Group advocates killing sales tax
Warwick Beacon
... Series with the Boston Red Sox, began promoting the idea of eliminating Rhode Island sales tax almost a year ago when the Center purchased the economic modeling tool, State Tax Analysis and Modeling Program (STAMP), from Beacon Hill Institute.


BHI202
BHI
Representative Dan Flynn calls for additional tax relief
KETK
In a study for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI), the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) estimated that, by 2017, a 50 percent rate reduction would lead to 16,200 new jobs, $1.9 billion in new investment, and $4 ...


MISC
Arlington Voice

Bhi4
Zedler joins in calling on Governor to reduce business tax
Arlington Voice
The letter, which was coordinated by the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI), relied on data from a study performed by the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) at Suffolk University. The BHI study estimated that by 2017, a 50 percent rate ...


BHI202
BHI3
Here's why business tax cuts work: As I See It
PennLive.com
A new analysis sponsored by the Commonwealth Foundation and conducted by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute demonstrates exactly how Corbett's tax reform plan will put Pennsylvania on the path to prosperity. Specifically, the plan examines the ...

and more »

BHI202
BHi2
LEGISLATURE: Legislators calls for additional tax relief
Your Houston News
In a study for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI), the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) estimated that, by 2017, a 50 percent rate reduction would lead to 16,200 new jobs, $1.9 billion in new investment, and $4 ...

and more »

MISC
Newsday

BHI1
McMahon: New York State is a terrible place to start a business
Newsday
While some groups have been criticized for basing their economic report cards too heavily on taxes, the Boston-based Beacon Hill Institute produces a State Competitiveness Index that also weighs human resources, technology, business incubation and ...

and more »

BHI202
BHILOG
No, New York Beats California in Sprint to Last Place
Bloomberg
While some groups have been criticized for basing their economic report cards too heavily on taxes, the Boston-based Beacon Hill Institute produces a State Competitiveness Index that also weighs human resources, technology, business incubation and ...

and more »

BHI202
BHIlogo
Study: Unions Warping State Finances for Their Own Gain
Budget & Tax News
When politicians have the choice between raising taxes and cutting benefits for public sector employees, they choose to ignore both, according to a new Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University study, "The Public Sector 'Union' Effect: Pushing Up ...

and more »

BHI202
BHILOGO
Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin's ranking as a place to do business improved ...
PolitiFact
Forbes Magazine's "Best States for Business" put Wisconsin at 42nd in December 2012, with particularly low marks for growth prospects and labor supply. The ranking was 43rd in the year before Walker took office. -- Beacon Hill Institute's "12th Annual ...


BHI202
BHI
Swine waste-to-energy project takes off
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A 2009 study, "The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard," co-sponsored by the John Locke Foundation and the Beacon Hill Institute, predicted that the law would cost consumers more than the ...


BHI202
BHI
The Ticker
Boston Herald
The state GDP grew 2.2 percent in 2012, ranking 19th in the nation, and less than the 2.5 percent growth of the entire country, according to the Beacon Hill Institute. Real estate and manufacturing made the biggest gains, contributing more than half of ...


BHI202
ALT
Corbett is right: Tax reform means jobs
Tribune-Review
A new analysis sponsored by the Harrisburg-based Commonwealth Foundation and the Beacon Hill Institute in Massachusetts demonstrates exactly how the governor's tax reform plan will allow Pennsylvania to prosper. If the reforms pass this year, we ...

BHI202
ALT
Our view: State's investment strategy: Take more of our money
The Salem News
But a new study by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University found the Legislature's "investments" won't pay off for average citizens of Massachusetts. In fact, they'll hurt them. The study said the half-billion dollar tax plan favored by House ...



BHI202
ALT
Will the House leadership lose the GOP majority?
Beaufort Observer
A peer-reviewed study study by economists at the Beacon Hill Institute of Suffolk University in Boston for the John Locke Foundation made the same case. "There's a lot of money involved there, a lot of policy" that drove the opposition to H.B. 298 ...

and more »


BHI202
ALT
Report: As public sector unions grow, so does state government debt
Boston Business Journal (blog)
States with more unionized workforces face higher government debt burdens, according to a study to be released today by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. The study by the conservative thinktank found 1 percentage point of public sector ...


BHI202
ALT
Study: Tax hikes will reduce jobs, cut into household income
The Sun
The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University concluded the tax plan favored by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray would do less to diminish economic activity than the $1.9 billion proposal recommended by Gov.

and more »

BHI202

ALT
Sales Tax Repeal Hearing Wednesday to Feature National Experts
GoLocalProv
Jan Mailik (D-67) as well as Paul Bachman, from the Beacon Hill Institute, which developed the STAMP modeling program that produced the job and revenue projections used in the Zero.Zero reports. In addition, the Center's CEO, Mike Stenhouse; and the ...


BHI202
ALT
BEACON HILL BRIEFING: Time to define 'living wage'
Wicked Local Kingston
Last year, we were identified as a "future boom state," by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, telling us that we will continue to do better than we are today. And we secured the top spot, once again, on the 12th annual Beacon Hill Institute's State ...

and more »

BHI202
ALT
Texas named Site Selection's most competitive state in U.S.
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)
... in the corporate real estate executive portion of the 2012 Site Selection Business Climate Ranking, its performance in the Beacon Hill Institute's State Competitiveness Index, and the number of National Career Readiness Certificates per 1,000 ...

and more »

BHI202
ALT
Why I Am Signing Marriage Equality Into Law
New York Times
The technology is there as well, with our state's broadband speed and coverage ranked among the nation's best. The Beacon Hill Institute's most recent State Competitiveness Report also placed Rhode Island fifth among all states in the technology category.

and more »

BHI202
ALT
Researcher challenges business climate data criticism
DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)
The Beacon Hill Institute's business-climate competitiveness study was part of a report from Peter Fisher, an economist at the Iowa Policy Project in Iowa City, and released by Good Jobs First, based in Washington, D.C. Both are nonprofit research groups.



BHI202
ALT
"Business Climate" Rankings Bogus Says New Report
PR Watch
The report examined four "Business Climate Indexes," released by ALEC, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, the Beacon Hill Institute, the Tax Foundation, and two "Representative Firm Models" from the Tax Foundation and the Council on ...
New Study Challenges Prominent Business Climate RankingsProgress Illinois
Rankings Of Idaho's Business Climate? Take Them With A Grain Of SaltStateImpact Idaho
Report slams business climate rankings, saying they do little to predict ...DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)

all 7 news articles »

BHI202
BHI-logo
Washington State Dems Drop Beer Tax
Health Care News
The Washington Policy Center, a free market think tank, recently conducted an analysis with the help of the Beacon Hill Institute and found the tax plan would result in the loss of thousands of private sector jobs. Though not as many jobs would be lost ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Big Defeat for ALEC's Effort to Repeal Renewable Energy Standards in North ...
PR Watch
The North Carolina-based John Locke Foundation released a discredited study, along with the Beacon Hill Institute, purporting to show the impact of renewable standards on the state. All of the groups receive funding from fossil fuel-connected interests ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Economic development incentives don't work as well as other alternatives
Beaufort Observer
He cities a study done by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University that shows that reducing business taxes and regulations would produce greater revenue. In spite of this, Republican Pat McCrory continues to announce give-aways to selected ...


BHI202
Christian Science Monitor

BHI-logo
Climate change deniers strike out – even in energy-rich Kansas
Christian Science Monitor
Grover Norquist, the powerful antitax lobbyist, joined the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity and Beacon Hill Institute to trumpet a deeply flawed study that claimed that meeting the state's renewable electricity standard would increase electricity ...


Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:18:03

BHI202
BHI-logo
Time for serious tax restructuring in Virginia
Fairfaxtimes.com
... for Improving Virginia's Economy, was researched by Chmura Economics and Analytics of Richmond and the computer model was built to test various scenarios for this tax restructuring concept by the economists at the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) at ...



BHI202
BHI-logo
Letter to North Carolina General Assembly: Stop Picking Winners and Losers in ...
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog)
These higher electricity costs are also hurting the state's economy. According to the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, North Carolina's renewable energy mandate will cost North Carolina ratepayers $1.8 billion by 2021. Because higher ...
Renewable Energy Mandates Are Bad for Everyone, Except ...Environmental Expert (press release)

all 3 news articles »

BHI202
BHI-logo
To the Legislature: Stand your ground
Boston Globe
The Beacon Hill Institute has issued reports over the last 12 years in which we compare Massachusetts' competitiveness against that of the other 49 states. Patrick has noted on several occasions that Massachusetts usually ranks first on our ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
Under 50 and grabbing state pensions
Boston Herald
"The pension system is not sustainable," said Beacon Hill Institute's Frank Conte. "We need to look at freezing the current system and protecting people on the system now. Going forward, we need to find a new system, like 401(k)s. You cannot continue ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
False picture on renewable energy - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
One such report, prepared by Beacon Hill Institute, a Massachusetts think tank that is openly hostile to pro-renewable energy policy, surfaced in Wisconsin last week. Like all its other reports on state energy policy, the analysis is a heavy-handed ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
Take these jobs and love it
Boston Herald
Those cuts stand to have a greater impact here than in other states because Massachusetts receives a disproportionate amount of federal funding for research, health care and defense, Nakosteen said. Frank Conte of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Ex-sheriff Andrea Cabral's $12G in vacation payout questioned
Boston Herald
"It sounds like her department paid her the money because they wanted to," said David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute. "This is taxpayer money that they're handing out. If it was a private firm and they felt a sense of gratitude ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Kansas House Committee Considers Softening Renewable Mandates
Health Care News
Citing a Kansas-specific economic study published by the Beacon Hill Institute, Head reported the state's renewable power mandates will raise electricity prices by 45 percent over baseline projections and eliminate 12,000 jobs compared to baseline ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Letter: The 'Fair Tax' would increase giving to charity
TCPalm
Beacon Hill Institute's research shows passage of the FairTax HR25 increases charitable giving by 2.4 percent within 10 years and almost 5 percent within 20 years. In data provided by David Tuerck, Beacon Hill Institute, in 2009 the FairTax would have ...


BHI202

BHI-logo
Kansas Legislators Show True Leadership Defending the Renewable Portfolio ...
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Operating alongside ALEC and the Heartland Institute, two other groups - the Beacon Hill Institute and the Kansas Policy Institute (KPI) - released a very poorly researched and highly inaccurate study concluding that the Renewable Portfolio Standard ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
After Attacking Kwanzaa, WI Senator Moves on to Attacking Renewable Energy ...
PR Watch
Even before the bill was adopted as a model, ALEC had been lobbying for a repeal of renewable standards, citing studies from the Beacon Hill Institute. Those studies have recently been discredited by an analysis from the Synapse Energy Institute, which ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Senate Democrats launch income tax proposal
Sequim Gazette
Jason Mercier of the Washington Policy Center claimed that 67,810 private and public sector jobs would be lost by 2016 due to the impact an income tax would have on businesses, according to an economic model created by the Beacon Hill Institute of ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
Mass. may get hosed by $5 gas next year
Boston Herald
"I would be surprised if we get $5 gasoline this year, but maybe in a year we could, absolutely we could," said Jonathan Haughton, senior economist at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute. "We'll get there even faster if Gov. Patrick puts in a ...


BHI202
FuelFix

BHI-logo
Experts debate renewable energy costs
Topeka Capital Journal
Michael Head, research economist with Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, said renewable energy generation from wind, solar and other sources was less efficient and cost more than conventional coal, natural gas and nuclear options. "In order ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Sandy's Union Windfall
Wall Street Journal
A study by the Boston-based Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University showed PLAs increased construction costs by 12% to 18% on state projects compared to similar projects that didn't engage in union favoritism. And that was for states that have ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
Biz to Prez: focus on recovery
Boston Herald
David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank, said he hopes the president will talk about tax reform — not tax increases — and avoid talking about green energy "and other pursuits that are not going to grow ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
US Citizen: Tired of big government
The State Journal-Register (blog)
-Ranks 44th in the State Competitiveness Report by the Beacon Hill Institute. -Ranks 40th in the Small Business Survival Index by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. -Ranks 48th for Economic Performance in 2012 by American Legislative ...

and more »

BHI202
BHI-logo
Road plan signals more jobs by hiking gas tax, cutting income tax
Kansas Watchdog
The economic model for the Jefferson plan was developed by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. And it clearly opposes McDonnell's bid to abolish the gas tax. "Raising the sales tax, even when offset by eliminating the gas tax ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
'Regressive' sales tax is a relative term
News & Observer
Or, as economists from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University concluded, "The people in the lowest income deciles are not necessarily poor." Economist Milton Friedman and a majority of economists since have used this fluctuating income life ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
No taxpayer relief anytime soon from jackpot state pensions
My Fox Boston
FOX Undercover's Mike Beaudet asked Michael Head of the Beacon Hill Institute. Head is studying the cost to taxpayers of the state pension system. "That's going to be a pension that taxpayers are going to be paying for a long time. And he's not the ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
As tax hikes loom, gov's budget grows
Boston Herald
... proposed tax increases, they may wish to note he has been increasing state spending on his own office at a rate that is twice the rate at which state personal income has grown since he was first inaugurated," said David G. Tuerck of The Beacon Hill ...


BHI202
BHI-logo
Op-Ed: Cordato - A tax fix that's right for North Carolina
Fayetteville Observer
According to an independent analysis by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, a North Carolina USA Tax at 8.5 percent would create 80,000 jobs in its first year of implementation, with thousands of additional jobs created in future years. If full ...

and more »
BHI202
BHILogo
Reform taxes, but don't burden businesses
Jefferson Post
Accounting for some dynamic effects, we are currently proposing a revenue-neutral tax rate of 8.5 percent. According to an independent analysis by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, a North Carolina USA Tax at 8.5 percent would create 80,000 ...

and more »

BHI202
BHILogo
Message From Ken Paxton: Franchise Tax, 2nd Amendment and the 83rd ...
TownSquareBuzz.com
An economic analysis prepared by the Beacon Hill Institute shows that the elimination of the franchise tax will generate real economic growth as businesses will have over $9 billion to invest in new job creation and capital investments. As our state's ...

and more »
BHI202
BHILogo
Pro-union bill benefits no one
NorthJersey.com
National University System Institute for Policy Research found PLAs increased New York and California school projects by around 15 percent, and the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University found those projects cost 20 percent more. Both institutes ...


BHI202
BHILogo
ALEC to Attack North Carolina Renewable Energy Initiatives
Truth-Out
As part of its effort to roll back renewable standards, ALEC is citing economic analyses of state policies co-published by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute and the State Policy Network. Both groups have received donations from foundations ...


BHI202
BHILogo
Deval's tax plan bets on casinos, Massport
Boston Herald
... clean fuel vehicles, capital gains on home sales, removal of lead paint and commuting costs. "It's ironic he's trying to raise money to supplement education then take away the tuition deduction," said Beacon Hill Institute's executive director ...


BHI202
BHILogo
Massachusetts Gov. wants to lower sales tax, increase income tax
CPA Practice Advisor
But, Frank Conte, a policy analyst at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, said its study shows the governor's tax hike would cost the state 8,500 jobs and cause thousands of people to move out of Massachusetts. "I think its clear that the ...


BHI202
BHILogo
Experts say higher income levy could kill 19500 Mass. jobs
Boston Herald
"The governor's tax plans could put a serious halt to the improving trend," Frank Conte of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute said of Patrick's plan to raise the state income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent. "The tax package could cost ...

BHI202
BHILogo
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Wants Proof Renewable Energy Law Benefits Economy
Health Care News
Moreover, the analysis fails to account for the opportunity cost of investment that was diverted to less efficient industries from more efficient ones," the Beacon Hill Institute reported. Putnam Hid Author's Background. Even more troubling, documents ...


BHI202
PR Watch

BHILogo
Duke Energy Flip-Flop: ALEC Leads Attack on North Carolina Clean Energy with ...
PR Watch
... a corporate influence peddler who heads ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture task force, named North Carolina as one of several states ALEC will focus its clean energy attacks, citing a debunked report from the Koch-funded Beacon Hill ...


BHI202
BHILogo
Experts: Gas tax hike lesser of evils
Boston Herald
"The place to raise them is on gas," said David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute. "All the other options ... are harmful to economic growth and they'll worsen our competitiveness." Patrick finally will reveal how he plans to raise ...


BHI202
De Smog Blog (blog)

BHILogo
ALEC to Attack North Carolina Renewable Energy Initiatives
De Smog Blog (blog)
As part of its effort to roll back renewable standards, ALEC is citing economic analyses of state policies co-published by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute and the State Policy Network. Both groups have received donations from foundations ...


BHI202
Facing South

BHILogo
VOICES: ALEC leads attack on North Carolina clean energy with Duke Energy ...
Facing South
... a corporate influence peddler who heads ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture task force, named North Carolina as one of several states ALEC will focus its clean energy attacks, citing a debunked report from the Koch-funded Beacon Hill ...


BHI202
BHILogo
Good revenue message should prompt tax cuts
Fort Worth Star Telegram
In a study for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University underscored the impetus for legislative action: "The governor and new legislature should take tax reform seriously in the upcoming term ...


BHI202
BHILogo
MCT: Brownback hoping tax cuts lure business
The Garden City Telegram
The tax changes should deliver 33,430 additional jobs in Kansas by mid-2018, according to the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. Its analysis appeared in a report last July from the Kansas Policy Institute in Wichita, which ...


BHI202
Kansas City Star

BHILogo
Brownback's tax cuts bet on economic growth in Kansas
Kansas City Star
The tax changes should deliver 33,430 additional jobs in Kansas by mid-2018, according to the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. Its analysis appeared in a report last July from the Kansas Policy Institute in Wichita, which ...


BHI202
Boston Globe

BHILogo
Hickenlooper touches on economic reform, education and more in State of the ...
Denver Business Journals
Hickenlooper touted the state's national rankings for business, such as the Beacon Hill Institute calling Colorado the third most economically competitive state. But while he said the economy has recovered — which Waller and Cadman thought was overly ...
Text of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech 2013Denver Post

all 613 news articles »

BHI202
Boston Globe

BHILogo
Text of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech 2013
Denver Post
Let's build on the successes of the last two years, in which we have seen more than 80,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs. Colorado is the nation's third most economically competitive state, according to the Beacon Hill Institute. We will see more jobs this ...
Hickenlooper touches on economic reform, education and more in State of the ...Denver Business Journals


BHI202
BHILogo
Some Beacon Hill staffers get raises of 10 percent or more
MassLive.com
David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute called the raises "manifestly unfair to taxpayers." Previous coverage: • Human service workers in Massachusetts protest possible cut of pay raise. • Massachusetts lawmakers to take $1,100 pay ...

and more »

BHI202
BHILogo
Some Beacon Hill staffers get double-digit raises Originally Published on ...
Daily Item
... said even with the raises, the House payroll is 10 percent lower than in 2009. Republican staffers also got raises, one as high as 31 percent. David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute called the raises "manifestly unfair to ...

and more »

BHI202
BHILogo
Some Beacon Hill staffers get double-digit raises
The Sun
DeLeo spokesman Seth Gitell, who got a 10 percent hike, said even with the raises, the House payroll is 10 percent lower than in 2009. Republican staffers also got raises, one as high as 31 percent. David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill ...

and more »

Mon, 7 Jan 2013 05:16:55

BHI202
Labor agreement sparks fight over South Terminal jobs
SouthCoastToday.com
"Project Labor Agreements have only one beneficiary and that's union construction workers," said David Tuerck, the executive director of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, a free market think tank that has studied PLAs. "By discouraging non ...


BHI202
Experts cautiously cheer added jobs amid cliff deal
Boston Herald
David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, however, said December's jobs figures reflect "anemic" economic growth, which would get worse with government spending cuts. "We've made no progress, bottom line, through the resolution, such ...


BHI202
Automatic pay cut kicks in for State House pols
Boston Herald
"I always thought it was a bad idea for legislators' pay to be tied to personal income," said David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, "because it insulates them from responsibility for their salaries. We have better government if ...


BHI202
Senate President Murray: Reexamine Criteria for Sex Offender Registration
Patch.com
... the United States Chamber of Commerce named Massachusetts one of the top 10 "future boom states" in its 2012 "Enterprising States" report and Massachusetts regained the top spot on the 11th Annual Beacon Hill Institute's State Competitiveness Report.


BHI202
U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Don't Burden the Energy Industry With New Taxes
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Among those from other institutions were Donald Luskin of Trend Macrolytics, Richard W. Rahn of the Institute of Global Economic Growth, David J. Theroux of the Independent Institute, and David G. Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University.


BHI202
State Roundup: 2012 Ends with Harrisburg Debt Under Scrutiny
Patch.com
"The law mandates that you use a more costly form of energy production, which will drive up costs," said Michael Head, a research economist for the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, a free-market think tank that conducted the study. All told ...


BHI202
PA Week in Review: 2012 ends with Harrisburg debt under scrutiny
Pennsylvania Independent
"The law mandates that you use a more costly form of energy production, which will drive up costs,"said Michael Head, a research economist for the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, a free-market think tank that conducted the study. All told ...


BHI202
Green-Energy Mandates Will hit PA's Poorest Hardest
Patch.com
"A small increase in electricity prices is really going to hit them, as a share of their spendable income, much harder than the upper income groups," said Michael Head, a research economist for the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, a free ...


BHI202
Out-of-State Right Wing Interests Release Bogus Report on Clean Energy in ...
MarketWatch (press release)
This is the most recent version of the same report by the Beacon Hill Institute that was previously issued for Missouri, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Oregon. These studies have been used in several of the states to bolster ...


BHI202
Pennsylvania Renewable Mandate Crushing State Economy
Health Care News
Pennsylvania's renewable energy mandate will likely cost the state $2 billion per year during the next eight years, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University reports in a newly published economic analysis. Despite the high cost, the renewable ...


BHI202
Study: Green-energy mandates will hit PA's poorest hardest
Kansas Watchdog
"A small increase in electricity prices is really going to hit them, as a share of their spendable income, much harder than the upper income groups," said Michael Head, a research economist for the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, a free ...


BHI202
Institute Linked to Climate Skeptics Criticizes Pa.'s Alternative Energy Law
StateImpact Pennsylvania
Getty Images. The report is one of several produced by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk, which has criticized similar alternative energy laws in other states. The Pennsylvania study finds that electricity rates could be 11.9% higher in 2021 as a ...


BHI202
Much value in project labor agreements
Boston Globe
9): Researchers have rebutted the Beacon Hill Institute's claim that project labor agreements raise costs. Indeed, these agreements have been shown to be an effective way to manage and maintain time schedules and budgets, particularly for large ...


BHI202
State tax collection 2 billion less
WWLP 22News
The Beacon Hill Institute estimated a slower growth rate at about 1 percent. Both numbers represent declines in revenue that could pull the state into another recession. Sec. Jay Gonzalez says "This has been the longest period of unprecedented decline ...


BHI202
State: 'New fiscal reality' declared as revenues lag
The Sun
David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, offered the most pessimistic outlook, suggesting growth would remain stagnant at less than 1 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year, and produce revenues of $22.2 billion in fiscal ...

>

BHI202
Rep. James McGovern won't ID others he's backed
Boston Herald
... that public officials, and especially those who recommended her for her position, be eager to cooperate with the media in sharing letters of recommendation they've written for other people," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk ...


BHI202
Researchers see 'healthier' state tax revenue
Boston Herald
State tax revenues are projected to be flat for the current fiscal year but rise next year, according to the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. The group estimates tax revenues will jump by 5.1 percent to $22.19 billion in fiscal 2014 ...


BHI202
How the Koch Brothers Manipulate Climate Change Studies
OilPrice.com
In a recent study undertaken by the Beacon Hill Institute, economist Michael Head admitted to the Washington Post that he and his colleagues manipulated the data to try and influence the results. Not necessarily anything huge, but just by leaving out ...

BHI202
Koch Brothers Fund Bogus Studies to Kill Renewable Energy
Huffington Post
To make its case, ALEC--whose members include major coal, oil and electric utility industry companies--cites analyses by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute commissioned by the Koch-funded American Tradition Institute and "free-market" state ...


BHI202
Renewable Power Mandate Is Punishing Missouri Economy, Study Finds
Health Care News
Renewable power mandates in Missouri are likely to cost state residents nearly $6 billion between now and the year 2021, economists at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University report. Electricity costs by 2021 will be 15 percent higher than ...


BHI202
Letter: These aren't real conservatives
Concord Monitor
Re "Climate change skeptics take aim at state energy mandates" (Sunday Monitor front page, Nov. 25): The folks at the Heartland Institute, American Legislative Exchange Council and Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute must not have any children ...


BHI202
Renewable energy laws in cross-hairs of conservative groups
STLtoday.com
15 report from the Beacon Hill Institute, a free-market think tank at Boston's Suffolk University, that says Missouri's law will cause electric rates to rise 15 percent, costing the state thousands of jobs and diverting millions of dollars of private ...


BHI202
OUR OPINION: Energy report content reflects who paid for it
Kennebec Journal
A governor's spokeswoman said he did not know that the Beacon Hill Institute, which authored the study, was so connected to the oil industry. But, she said, it really doesn't matter. "The real issue isn't who funded the study," said Adrienne Bennett ...


BHI202
Skeptics blast study making energy claims
Morning Sentinel
The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, which published the study, has received significant funding from fossil-fuel interests. The Washington Post reported that the study has been used to bolster model legislation co-written by the ...
LePage under fire for citing energy studyNECN

all 18 news articles »

BHI202
Skeptics blast study making energy claims
Press Herald
The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, which published the study, has received significant funding from fossil-fuel interests. The Washington Post reported that the study has been used to bolster model legislation co-written by the ...
LePage under fire for citing energy studyNECN

all 18 news articles »

BHI202
LePage continues to blame law for state's high energy prices
Bangor Daily News
As part of its effort to roll back renewable standards, ALEC is citing economic analyses of state policies co-published by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute and the State Policy Network. Both groups have received donations from foundations ...
ALEC and Heartland Aim to Crush Renewable Energy Standards in the StatesPR Watch

all 26 news articles »
BHI202
Climate Skeptics Target States' Energy Laws
OregonLive.com
As part of its effort to roll back renewable standards, ALEC is citing economic analyses of state policies co-published by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute and the State Policy Network. Both groups have received donations from foundations ...
ALEC and Heartland Aim to Crush Renewable Energy Standards in the StatesPR Watch

all 26 news articles »
BHI202
The FairTax plan can solve US revenue problems
Houston Chronicle
By removing this revenue neutrality feature and simply using the proposed 23 percent tax rate, the Beacon Hill Institute estimates that had the FairTax been enacted in 2009 and 2010, it would have generated $171 billion more in 2009 and $267 billion ...


BHI202
FairTax: The answer to our national, critical financial crisis
Midland Daily News
These estimates, prepared by Dr. David Tuerck, chairman of the economics department and executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, demonstrated the FairTax would have generated $171 billion more revenue in 2009 and ...


BHI202
Mackinac Center expounds on state proposals
Midland Daily News
Hohman cited a Mackinac Center-Beacon Hill Institute study that concluded 10,540 jobs would be eliminated along with a 16.2 percent increase in utility rates. Proponents of the proposal state that a study done by Michigan State University claimed that ...


BHI202)
Fair Tax would be good for Huntsville and America (Op-ed)
al.com (blog)
According to estimates developed by Dr. David Tuerck, chairman of the Economics Department and executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, the FairTax would have generated $171 billion more revenues in 2009 and $267 ...

>

BHI202
THERESE MURRAY: The roadmap to growth, repair and opportunity
The Patriot Ledger
... since January 2011, we must also remain No. 1 in education and veteran services and continue promoting a business environment ranked No. 1 among states by the conservative Beacon Hill Institute. That's my commitment to you and all of Massachusetts.


BHI202
Practical solutions, positive results needed, says Petryk
Pierce County Herald
The Tax Foundation and Beacon Hill Institute have also given Wisconsin positive marks for being "a great place to invest," he said. "This is all great news, and I just embrace it," said Petryk, adding such reports boost the confidence of state leaders ...


BHI202
Half of Massachusetts lawmakers paid local taxes late
WCVB Boston
... personal finances reflects on the ability to handle one's public responsibilities, and it's significant because those very officials are responsible for state tax policy," argued Dr. David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at ...

>

BHI202
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Plymouth & Barnstable Senate candidates
Wicked Local
All of these efforts have resulted in the highest credit rating in Massachusetts history from all three international rating agencies and the top spot on the Beacon Hill Institute's State Competitiveness Report, thanks to our strengths and commitment ...


BHI202
Cutler running as write-in against Rep. Urban
The Westerly Sun
Between 2004 and 2011, all three indicators trend downward. Only one, from the Beacon Hill Institute, has any data points above a median value, which means that between 2004 and 2011, the state was below average in attracting and retaining businesses.

>

BHI202
Cutler running as write-in against Rep. Urban
The Westerly Sun
The sources are the Small Business Survival Index, the Beacon Hill Institute, and Forbes magazine. Between 2004 and 2011, all three indicators trend downward. Only one, from the Beacon Hill Institute, has any data points above a median value, which ...


BHI202
Murray for Senate
Cape Cod Times (subscription)
You know things are going well for Murray and Massachusetts in general when the Beacon Hill Institute, not exactly a bastion of liberal think tanks, this year ranked Massachusetts tops in the country in economic competitiveness. "Massachusetts ...


BHI202
Presidential Polls 2012 Romney and Obama All Tied Ahead of Final Debate ...
PolicyMic
David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank, said in the Boston Globe, "Romney's strategy was ill-conceived and at odds with efforts to change Massachusetts' reputation for high business costs." Romney's ...

>

BHI202
Jobs picture brightens in Bay State
Boston Herald
... percent in August even as a separate survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the Bay State added 5,100 jobs. Economist David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute said "the report shows a modest improvement in the jobs ...


BHI202
Suffolk Professors Hold Mock Presidential Debate
Suffolk Voice
Both Professors also work with The Beacon Hill Institute. Their expertise led the focus of the debate to be on taxes, the budget, and the current jobs situation. While those topics were heavily debated, 'Obamacare' and foreign policy also held a large ...


BHI202
Biomass Magazine (blog)

Maine's RPS: On the Rocks?
Biomass Magazine (blog)
This week, Biomass Magazine news editor Erin Voegele reported that a recent paper released by the Maine Heritage Policy Center and the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research said that Maine's renewable porfolio standard (RPS) is hurting the ...

>

BHI202
Report questions value of Maine RPS, governor agrees
Biomass Magazine
The Maine Heritage Policy Center, a conservative think tank, and the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research recently published a report disputing the benefits of Maine's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The report, titled "The Economic ...


BHI202
LePage should make unbiased analysis of energy standards before changing ...
Bangor Daily News
The Beacon Hill Institute "report," referenced by Gov. Paul LePage in his weekly radio address, may appear reputable, but it is contradicted by a separate report commissioned by the Maine Public Utilities Commission during the past legislative session.


BHI202
LePage twists truth on renewable energy standards
Bangor Daily News
LePage quoted a report by the Maine Heritage Policy Center and Beacon Hill Institute that said Maine's current renewable energy standards which require that some of the state's electricity be generated by renewable sources like biomass, wind, solar ...


BHI202
Massachusetts Sets Global Cap on Health Care Costs
Health Care News
According to a report by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, total health insurance costs have increased by as much as $6.1 billion since the passage of the 2006 law. Massachusetts currently spends more per capita on health care than ...


BHI202
LePage blames Obama, Angus King for Maine's higher energy costs
Bangor Daily News
A recent report from the Maine Heritage Policy Center and Beacon Hill Institute affirms that Maine's RPS will raise electricity prices by 8 percent in the next five years. This mandate is an economic barrier that we simply cannot afford; it is hurting ...


BHI202
Scandal 'A total failure of the chain of command'
Boston Herald
The governor has to know his appointees are doing their jobs, and the appointees need to watch their own people," said David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank. "A scandal of this magnitude calls into the ...


BHI202
Study: Proposal 3 Would Result in Lost Jobs, Higher Costs
Michigan Capitol Confidential
The study, done by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Beacon Hill Institute in Massachusetts, also concluded that Prop 3 would lower disposable income in Michigan by $1.42 billion; reduce net investment in the state by $147 million and ...

>

BHI202
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
The study's authors, economists Dr. David G. Tuerck, Paul Bachman and Michael Head of The Beacon Hill Institute, used an econometric model to evaluate the 25 percent renewable energy standard for electricity sales required under Prop 3. The authors ...


BHI202
Worst job losses in years
Boston Herald
"Labor force participation is flat or slightly down in Massachusetts," said David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute. "We're not doing as badly as the rest of the nation, but it reflects that people aren't even bothering to look for ...


BHI202
BHILOGO
Fallen health chief lands college gig
Boston Herald
"It would seem that one good way to get a distinguished position at a local university would be to preside over a scandal at a state agency," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute. The news of John Auerbach's new gig in academia came just ...

>

BHI202
BHILOGO
It's time to dump the income tax
Crain's Chicago Business
The estimates, developed by David Tuerck, chairman of the economics department and executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, demonstrate that the consumption tax would have generated $171 billion more in 2009 than ...

>

BHI202
BHILOGO
In bragging about Massachusetts, Patrick paints a largely accurate, if ...
Boston.com
On economic competitiveness, Patrick's claim is based on a report the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank affiliated with Suffolk University, released in March that ranked Massachusetts first among the states, ahead of North Dakota and ...

>

BHI202
BHILOGO
As governor, Romney faced similar economic situation as Obama -- with similar ...
Boston.com
Romney supporters, such as David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative think tank, said the strategy was ill-conceived and at odds with efforts to change Massachusetts' reputation as a state with a high business costs.

>

BHI202
BHILOGO
Federal report: Best jobs in nursing, tech, construction
Fall River Herald News
But that doesn't mean there's no hope for good paying, middle-class jobs, said Paul Bachman, director of research at Suffolk University' Beacon Hill Institute. With new innovation will come specialized jobs required to build, repair and maintain new ...


BHI202)
BHILOGO
Romney again endorses gov't-backed health care for all
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
In fact, a year ago the Beacon Hill Institute, a Massachusetts think tank, estimated that since 2006, the "federal government has spent an additional $2.418 billion on Medicaid for Massachusetts," and that overall, "The state has been able to shift the ...


BHI202
TEST
Kill '25 by 25' Rule in Ohio
Wheeling Intelligencer
A study by the Beacon Hill Institute of Boston concluded that if the so-called "25 by 25" mandate remains in place, it will cost Ohio consumers $8.6 billion in higher electric bills between 2016-25. Another study warned the rule could cost the state ...


BHI202
TEST
New Report Examines Failed DC Bag Tax
National Review Online (blog)
Two years after Washingtonians were forced to begin paying the much-lamented bag tax passed by the D.C. City Council in 2009, a new study released this week by the Boston-based Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) and commissioned by Americans for Tax ...


BHI202
TEST
Big Events Don't Always Mean Big Payoff For Hosts
WFMY News 2
He argues that when you figure in buying surveillance cameras, training police and handling problems with protestors like those that have happened at past conventions, the costs for cities quickly mount. A study by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk ...


BHI202
Charlotte Observer

TEST
DNC economic impact: Boom or bust?
Charlotte Observer
After the 2004 DNC in Boston, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston said the city's net gain for the convention was marginal, at $15 million, because of lost business. It's also unclear how much DNC attendees will spend. The host ...


MORE

BHI202
2
Beacon Hill Institute Ranks Florida No. 1 in 'Government, Fiscal Policy'
Sunshine State News (blog)
Florida ranks first among the states in "government and fiscal policy," according to a national survey by the Beacon Hill Institute. BHI's 11th annual "State Competitiveness Report" compiled a policy index that rates states on their bond rating; ...



BHI202
1
Reinvent RI: Coming Sunday, an untapped resource to engineer job growth
The Providence Journal
By John Kostrzewa PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Beacon Hill Institute's competitive index ranks Rhode Island 19th best in the country, largely because of strengths in winning federal grants and awarding science and engineering degrees.



BHI202
test231
High unemployment means price hikes eat wage gains
Boston Herald
"Wages are growing, but not fast enough to keep up with inflation," Paul Bachman, research director at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, which produced the report, told the Herald. "We have very low wage growth and, once we adjust for ...



BHI202
Test21
Pols' bad-behavior jokes not very funny to some
Boston Herald
But the Beacon Hill Institute's David Tuerck couldn't resist a zinger of his own: "It's more like gallows humor than Irish humor. It makes you wonder how many of the people yukking it up in that room will be there next year." This year's laughs began ...



BHI202
CBS Local

Test3
Massachusetts Commute One Of The Worst In The Country
CBS Local
The survey out of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute says Bay State drivers spend an average of 27.6 minutes getting to work. Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, and New York are the only states where commuters spend more time on the road or rail.


BHI202
WAMC

Test4
Massachusetts Shows Healthier Business Climate
WAMC
Mayer continues In addition to employer confidence, a study by the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research at Suffolk University placed Massachusetts first in its annual State Competitiveness report, retaking the lead after falling in 3rd ...


BHI202
LogoGeneric
State income ranking puts Kansas high, Missouri low
Kansas City Business Journal
The Beacon Hill Institute on Tuesday released its report, which is designed to measure the long-term competitiveness of US states. The report defined competitiveness as whether a state "has in place the policies and conditions that ensure and sustain a ...



BHI202
LogoGeneric
Guy Vander Linden Capitol News Update March 8, 2012
Oskaloosa news
On Wednesday, the Beacon Hill Institute released its annual survey of state economic competitiveness and rated Iowa as the eighth most competitive state in the nation. This is one step up from the state's ninth place ranking in 2010.


BHI202
LogoGeneric2

Should drive time trump all else?
Boston.com (blog)
Our beloved Bay State is practically tops when it comes to the amount of time people spend in their cars and on trains and buses going to and from work, according to a new survey by Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute.


BHI202
LogoGeneric3
Colorado ranked 3rd for economic competitiveness
Denver Business Journal
Colorado is ranked third best among the 50 states in the Beacon Hill Institute's latest State Competitiveness Report, an annual comparison of each state's readiness for prosperity, released Tuesday by the Boston-based institute.


BHI202
Mass. again best in US
Boston Herald
By Frank Quaratiello A new competitiveness index from Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute ranks Massachusetts No. 1 among all states based on a wide range of measures that Harvard Business School's Michael Porter calls "the microeconomic ...


BHI202
Real hacks get pass
Boston Herald
The Beacon Hill Institute's David Tuerck says, "It's a whole different kettle of fish in the private sector where if you pay someone more than they're worth the business folds." Does he consider "nonprofits" to be part of the "public" sector?


BHI202
R.I. fares poorly in business rankings, surveys show
The Providence Journal
While the state ranked in the bottom five in surveys conducted separately by Forbes, CNBC, the Tax Foundation and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, it managed a decent showing -- 19th -- in a review by the Beacon Hill Institute.

>

BHI202
What Were They Thinking at Health Affairs?
Right Side News
In 2011, Tuerck et al. of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University estimated the total cost of RomneyCare at about $22000 for each newly insured person. Overall, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy reports that spending per privately ...

>

BHI202
Trial Courts' 9% pay hike sparking cry of injustice
Boston Herald
"
There's no justification for giving out 9 percent raises to anybody, not to mention public workers," said David Tuerck of Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute. "Under the current economic conditions, what we really need is for people to take ...


BHI202
David Waterman, Grand Forks, column: Measure 2 can spark growth, boost prosperity
Grand Forks Herald
It is the result of more than five years of work, and it has been shown by the Boston-based econometrics analysis firm, Beacon Hill Institute, to provide massive revenue gains to the state and well over 10000 new jobs without increasing any taxes.


   
BHI202
Test1
Watchdogs slam gov on cellphone data
Boston Herald
"It's just another step away from transparency and toward a system that insulates elected officials from accountability to the public," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute. "It's very predictable for politicians to behave this way.



BHI202
Test1
Mitt Romney reframes himself as a 'severely conservative' governor
Washington Post (blog)
"
Severely' conservative exaggerates his conservatism," said David Tuerck, who runs a free-market think tank, the Beacon Hill Institute, a short walk from the Massachusetts State House. "I know that he's desperate for everybody to believe he's a ...



BHI202
Test1
Nicole Goehring: VTA's project labor agreement will increase BART line costs
San Jose Mercury News
According to a recent Beacon Hill Institute Study, "Project Labor Agreements on Federal Construction Projects: A Costly Solution in Search of a Problem," found that the agreements significantly increase construction costs.



BHI202
Test1
Aaron Regunberg: Let's Make Rhode Island Competitive
GoLocalProv
The Beacon Hill Institute, an economic research firm based out of Suffolk University, recently released its Tenth Annual State Competitiveness Report, which ranks the 50 states by their "policies and conditions that ensure and sustain a high level of ...



BHI202
Test1
Analysis: Budget tax, fee hikes to cost jobs
Providence Business News
It was developed by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and is a five-year, dynamic, computable, general-equilibrium tax model. Chafee unveiled a $7.94 billion state budget for fiscal 2013 last month that boosts spending on local schools by ...



BHI202
test1
The US Does Not Have A Debt Problem ... It Has A Health Care Cost Problem
Forbes
The Beacon Hill Institute, an affiliate of Boston-based Suffolk University, examined the growth rate of total health care spending in Massachusetts since 2006 compared to the national trend. They included both the spending born by the state budget and ...



BHI202
test1
Study: Licensing rule cut number of real estate agents
Boston Herald
... requirement put into practice more than a decade ago to improve the quality of real estate service has instead hurt real estate agents in the Bay State, according to a new study conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University.



BHI202
test1
Study says real estate licensing limits competiton
Bizjournals.com
... for a real estate license in the Bay State more than a decade ago not only failed to improve service, but limited competition and caused agents to earn more money, according to a study by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University .
Study: Realtors' Continuing Ed Requirement Benefits Realtors, Not ConsumersBanker & Tradesman

all 2 news articles »

BHI202

Test-J
Kennedy Greenway Executive Director Makes $185000 A Year
CBS Local
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute says the agency needs to be more transparent. The chairwoman of the conservancy defended the salaries, saying they are fair and the conservancy does a good job. ( Photo courtesy : Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy ...



BHI202
Test-I
Boston parks nonprofit unveils salary structure
Boston.com
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute says the agency needs to be more transparent. The chairwoman of the conservancy defended the salaries, saying they are fair and the conservancy does a good job.



BHI202
Test-H
Greenway releases salaries, records
Boston Herald
David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute said, "If you're getting government money, then you have to be completely transparent." He said Brennan should be "embarrassed to be accepting such large bonuses." Brennan declined to comment yesterday.



BHI202

Test-G
New Report Highlights Rhode Island's Disastrous Business Climate
GoLocalProv
The report examines five business climate rankings – three from research organizations (The Tax Foundation, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, and the Beacon Hill Institute) and two by media outlets (Forbes and CNBC) – and finds that, ...



BHI202

Test-F
Conservative Think Tank Rips Chafee on Taxes
GoLocalProv
"
As we have seen with recent tax increases in Illinois, California and even Greece, tax increases never generate the necessary revenue to close a budget gap," said Paul Bachman, Director of Research at the Beacon Hill Institute, which developed the ...



BHI202

Test-E
Debate turns into a South Carolina smackdown
TucsonSentinel.com
The June 2011 study came from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. A much lower estimate was issued by the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which estimated that the law cost $707 million in fiscal 2010, with the state paying ...



BHI202
Test-D
Fact check: CNN South Carolina debate
Tucson Citizen
The June 2011 study came from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. A much lower estimate was issued by the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which estimated that the law cost $707 million in fiscal 2010, with the state paying ...



BHI202
USA TODAY

Test-C
Fact check: CNN South Carolina debate
USA TODAY
The June 2011 study came from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. A much lower estimate was issued by the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which estimated that the law cost $707 million in fiscal 2010, with the state paying ...



BHI202
Test-b
South Carolina Smackdown
FactCheck.org
The June 2011 study came from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. A much lower estimate was issued by the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which estimated that the law cost $707 million in fiscal 2010, with the state paying ...



BHI202
testA
Mitt Romney Went After Corporations Seeking Tax Havens As Governor
Huffington Post
"My thought at the time and still is, was that this was barking up the wrong tree," said David G. Tuerck, Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute and Chairman and Professor of Economics at Suffolk University.



BHI202
Test
The Supreme Court created a monster
Salon
"It was something you might take out of the liberal Democratic playbook," said David Tuerck, director of the conservative Beacon Hill Institute. Romney eventually withdrew the proposal. But Tuerck warns Iowa conservatives that Romney's signature health ...


BHI202
Test2
What's Ahead for Attorneys in 2012 - One Lawyer's View
Lawfuel
In mid-December, Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute predicted that the state's economy will grow by 2.8% and 65000 jobs in 2012. We at Major, Lindsey & Africa have experienced this first-hand: We made 37 percent more global law firm placements ...



BHI202
test43
Beware of Mitt, say Bay State conservatives
Salon
"It was something you might take out of the liberal Democratic playbook," said David Tuerck, director of the conservative Beacon Hill Institute. Romney eventually withdrew the proposal. But Tuerck warns Iowa conservatives that Romney's signature health ...



BHI202
test41
Labor Department to Mandate Controversial Project Labor Agreement on ...
The Truth About PLAs
Studies by the Beacon Hill Institute in Boston indicate projects subject to prevailing wage laws built with government mandated PLAs are 12 percent and 18 percent more expensive compared to similar non-PLA projects subject to government-determined wage ...



BHI202
test40
Report lists steps to make Mass. more competitive
The Boston Globe
David Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute, a Boston think tank that supports limited government, said some of the goals in the report are so vague - such as the promise to review existing regulations - that he doubted they would ...



BHI202
test39
Checking the elephant for a pulse
CommonWealth magazine
There are intellectual engines for conservatives from the Pioneer Institute and the Beacon Hill Institute. Redmassgroup.com provides a punchy daily blog on conservative, libertarian, and party politics. Barney Frank is leaving. Bill Keating is moving. ...



BHI202
test38
Expect Higher Electricity Prices
Canada Free Press
[v] The Beacon Hill Institute of Suffolk University performed a number of state studies dealing with renewable and efficiency programs. They estimated that: Green Energy Programs in Massachusetts would increase average electricity prices by 2.6 cents ...



BHI202
test36
More people moving into Louisiana than out
The Daily Advertiser
... ranking of state business climates, including those published by Chief Executive magazine, Forbes, Site Selection magazine, CNBC, Business Facilities magazine, Beacon Hill Institute, Area Development magazine, and Pollina Corporate Real Estate.



BHI202
test35
A RESPONSE TO ATTACKS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
ElectroIQ
Still, Norquist chooses to focus on a report - not yet released at the time of this writing - by the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative group founded by Republican politician Ray Shamie, to support some rather speculative claims. ...




BHI202
test34
'At some point you run out of other people's money to spend on your promises'
WND.com
"I saw in the Boston Herald a report by the Beacon Hill Institute, a Massachusetts outfit, that says Romneycare has already cost Massachusetts 18000 jobs and has increased health insurance costs by over $4.3 billion," Brase said. ...



BHI202
test33
A Response To Attacks On Renewable Energy
EarthTechling
Still, Norquist chooses to focus on a report – not yet released at the time of this writing – by the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative group founded by Republican politician Ray Shamie, to support some rather speculative claims. ...




BHI202
test32
A Response To Attacks On Renewable Energy
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
Still, Norquist chooses to focus on a report – not yet released at the time of this writing – by the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative group founded by Republican politician Ray Shamie, to support some rather speculative claims. ...



BHI202

test31
Grover Norquist Spreads Lies About Renewable Energy Standards
ThinkProgress
Norquist and Gleason tout figures from the free-market, pro-deregulation Beacon Hill Institute, which published some pretty bold projections about future price increases: Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute has examined the effects of these ...



BHI202
test30
Rick Perry says a study found that Massachusetts lost 18000 jobs because of a ...
PolitiFact
10 debate were based on a September 2011 study by the Beacon Hill Institute, a Boston-based economics research group that is affiliated with Suffolk University and supports "limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets. ...



Mon, 19 Dec 2011 02:21:49

BHI202

test29
Rethink renewable energy mandates
Politico
Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute has examined the effects of these mandates in individual states, and the results don't get better. The RES in North Carolina, one of 2012's key battleground states, is projected to reduce real disposable ...





BHI202
test28
Louisiana Business: LED, Bond Commission, Mardi Gras Vendors, BRAC, UI,
Bayoubuzz
"Louisiana now stands at its highest position ever on every national ranking of state business climates, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real ...



BHI202
test27
LED highlights La. economic success in 2011
Sulphur Southwest Daily News
"Louisiana now stands at its highest position ever on every national ranking of state business climates, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities, Chief Executive, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real ...



BHI202
test26
State revenues expected to slow
Worcester Telegram
The forecasts were offered by the state Department of Revenue, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, the Beacon Hill Institute and a pair of economists from Northeastern University and Harvard University. Each said its forecasts could be ...



BHI202
MassLive.com

test25
Top legislator in Massachusetts says state government is facing $1 billion ...
MassLive.com
During the hearing, David G. Tuerck, executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, and Michael J. Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, offered predictions on state tax revenues that were more ...



BHI202
test24
Mass. taxpayers in line for slight income tax cut
Boston.com
The taxpayers foundation forecast revenues to increase 3.9 percent, or $822 million, while another independent research group, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, came in with a slightly more optimistic projection of 4.1 percent growth ...



BHI202
test23
Mitt Romney: Panderer-in-chief
Daily Caller
Sixty percent of this burden has fallen on individuals and businesses. The predictable result: price controls. Due to a massive spike in health care costs, Romneycare has led to government-imposed HMO rate caps. According to the Beacon Hill Institute, ...



BHI202
test22
Inaccuracies aside, forecasting hearing seen as essential to budgeting
Boston Herald
David Tuerck, head of the Beacon Hill Institute, predicted 4.4 percent revenue growth. Widmer predicted 3.7 percent growth. Actual growth in tax collections in fiscal 2011? 10.6 percent. Although the three experts erred in 2009, they easily bested the ...


BHI202
test21
Fact Checking the Debate in Iowa
ABC News (blog)
But an analysis by Americans for Tax Reform and the Beacon Hill Institute found that the act will destroy far fewer jobs, more to the tune of 120000 to 700000. Yet another report, from the Urban Institute, predicted the act "will not have noticeable ...



BHI202
test20
EVT go home
Worcester Telegram
According to a study released last week by the Beacon Hill Institute, the EVT would tax the sale of investment partnerships or interests as income, not as capital gains. That would mean tax rates of up to 35 percent, rather than the long-term capital ...



BHI202
test19
'Dumper' scam bleed$ us dry [Boston Herald]
Insurance News Net (press release)
"This is going to affect the national health care law on a grand scale," said Paul Bachman , the Beacon Hill Institute's research director. "Nationally, restricted enrollment periods will help, but that will be offset by the greater number of people ...



BHI202
test18
Louisiana Leaps 14 Spots in Forbes Best States for Business
KATC Lafayette News
Over the past few years, Louisiana has moved up significantly in every national ranking of state business climates, including those published by Area Development magazine, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities magazine, Chief Executive magazine, ...



BHI202
test17
Romney not backing down from RomneyCare
United Liberty
A recent report from Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute notes that it has cost the state 18000 jobs. And the program has needed bailouts from the federal government to survive. Sally Pipes noted the impact of the program back in April, ...



BHI202
test16
Another stalled 'stimulus'
Boston Herald
"Hundreds of thousands of clunkers were removed from the market and that caused used car prices to surge dramatically," said Paul Bachman of the Beacon Hill Institute, who studied the program. "That hurt consumers, especially young and low-income ...



BHI202
test15
AFFT Data Shows FairTax Generates More Revenue
Sacramento Bee
The estimates were provided by David Tuerck, Chairman of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. "Because revenues from a consumption tax are always more stable over the business ...



BHI202
test14
AFFT Data Shows FairTax Generates More Revenue
Stock Markets Review
The estimates were provided by David Tuerck, Chairman of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. "Because revenues from a consumption tax are always more stable over the business ...



BHI202
test13
AFFT Data Shows FairTax Generates More Revenue
PR Newswire (press release)
The estimates were provided by David Tuerck, Chairman of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. "Because revenues from a consumption tax are always more stable over the business ...

>


BHI202
test12
AFFT Data Shows FairTax Generates More Revenue
MarketWatch (press release)
The estimates were provided by David Tuerck, Chairman of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston. "Because revenues from a consumption tax are always more stable over the business ...

>


BHI202
test11
Louisiana's business climate is hot
WWL First News
Over the last few years, Louisiana has moved up significantly in every national ranking of state business climates, including those published by Area Development, Beacon Hill Institute, Business Facilities magazine, Chief Executive magazine, CNBC, ...

>


BHI202
test10
'Betterment' days bully taxpayers
Boston Herald
It is obvious they are taking advantage to further their political goals," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute, which advocates for government fiscal responsibility. Of course, the teachers union will deny the coincidence or claim it is ...



BHI202
test9
'Cash for Clunkers' a lemon, studies say
Boston Herald
"Hundreds of thousands of clunkers were removed from the market and that caused used car prices to surge dramatically," said Paul Bachman, research director at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University who studied the give-away. ...



BHI202
test8
Benefits of dumping property tax argued
Dickinson Press
Supporters of the ballot measure commissioned a study by the Beacon Hill Institute, a Boston think tank, which estimated the change would increase each North Dakotan's disposable income by $876, or 3.2 percent, in its first year. ...

>


BHI202
test1
Pols go private on casino dealings
Boston Herald
"They want to be free to negotiate without scrutiny to the public, but that's a bad way for government to operate," said David Tuerck of the Beacon Hill Institute. "They do this because they get away with it — they keep getting re-elected to office. ...


Archive

Media Mentions Archive


bannergifinrootfolder