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In a contribution to Politico, Bill Gale and Ben Harris discuss a tax holiday on repatriated funds.

June 27, 2011
William G. Gale, Benjamin H. Harris
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In a contribution to The New Republic, TPC Affiliate, Henry Aaron, discusses the meaning of tax reform in today's political climate.

July 12, 2011
Henry J. Aaron
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron argues for eliminating the U.S.'s debt limit.

July 18, 2011
Donald Marron
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron argues for a new way of approaching the U.S.'s budget woes.

August 17, 2011
Donald Marron
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This year marks the 100th Anniversary of California's initiative process. In 1911, California famously adopted the direct initiative process and ballot box decision-making has become almost as synonymous with the Golden State as beaches, hi-tech innovation, and Hollywood. While 75% of voters in...

October 12, 2011
Tracy Gordon
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This year marks the 100th Anniversary of California's initiative process. In 1911, California famously adopted the direct initiative process and ballot box decision-making has become almost as synonymous with the Golden State as beaches, hi-tech innovation, and Hollywood. While 75% of voters in...

October 12, 2011
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The diversity of state programs makes comparison of fiscal activities across states and over time difficult. This paper compares ongoing surveys that provide data about state revenues and expenditures from the Census Bureau, National Association of State Budget Officers, National Conference of...

July 15, 2000
David Merriman
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Cuts in top state income taxes are intended to raise economic growth, but could instead force punishing spending cuts, as revenues fall and states confront borrowing constraints. Previous work shows no clear impact of state taxes on growth. In new research, we build on a widely cited study that...

September 11, 2015
William G. Gale, Aaron Krupkin, Kim S. Rueben
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When the Great Recession created unexpected budget deficits, many states used temporary tax increases to maintain revenues for vital government services. Because they are generally less disruptive than immediate spending cuts, temporary tax increases can be a useful tool for overcoming short-...

November 5, 2014
Norton Francis, Brian David Moore
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April is the most important month of the year for individuals who owe federal and state income taxes and for governments that rely on income taxes as a major source of revenue. Because personal income tax receipts account for about 45 percent of federal government receipts and more than 33...

March 2, 2015
Norton Francis