Home » Posts tagged with » Eric Schansberg

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

What didn’t happen in the 2016 legislative session

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Not every bill can make it to the governor’s desk. Here’s a look at some of the bills that didn’t make it through the 2016 General Assembly. Hate Crime Senate Bill 220, authored by Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, would have allowed a judge to increase the length of a […]

\ \ \ \

Guest column: On ‘tax day,’ how to lower the income tax

By Eric Schansberg Indiana Policy Review We pay taxes every day. But for many people, April 15th represents “Tax Day” — the day when our income tax forms are due. Many people file their 1040’s sooner, particularly when they’re receiving refunds. They have allowed the government to keep too much of their money all year. […]

Guest column: The income tax centennial

\ \ \

Guest column: The income tax centennial

By Eric Schansberg Indiana Policy Review Foundation This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 16th Amendment’s income tax, passed in the last days of the Taft Administration in February 1913. It was the first change in the Constitution since 1870, giving Congress “the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever […]

\ \ \ \

Commentary: ‘The Other America’ is ‘Coming Apart’

By Eric Schansberg Indiana Policy Review Published 50 years ago, Michael Harrington’s The Other America provided a sweeping description of poverty in the United States. His book is given credit for awakening the nation to the plight of the poor and forwarding the idea that the federal government should become heavily involved in trying to […]