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Lucy Dadayan

Senior Research Associate

We are living in a fast-changing environment and facing a multitude of challenges, including an aging population, the changing nature of the workforce, growth in the gig economy, and growing economic and fiscal uncertainties. Thus, state and local government officials are in need of information and tools for deliberations and decisionmaking. At the Urban Institute, I will strive to provide timely data, research, and analysis on state and local fiscal issues. My aim is to help states and localities advance knowledge and make sound fiscal policy decisions.

Research report

State government tax revenues from major sources declined in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with the same quarter in 2017, mostly because of declines in state income tax revenues. The declines in income tax collection are partially attributable to the disappearing impact of incentives...

July 16, 2019
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

State government tax revenues have fluctuated wildly over the past year largely because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in late December 2017. Overall, year-over-year growth in state tax revenues was strong in the third quarter of 2018 but weaker than the growth observed in the final quarter...

March 11, 2019
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

Total state tax revenue from all sources showed strong growth in the last three quarters of 2018. States collected slightly over $1 trillion in tax revenues in fiscal year 2018, a gain of 7.8 percent over 2017. But the revenue growth was uneven among the states and across revenue sources. Much...

December 18, 2018
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

The first edition of Urban’s new State Tax and Economic Review finds total state tax revenue from all sources showed strong growth in the final quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. The largest increases were in individual income tax revenues. State government tax revenue grew mostly in...

October 30, 2018
Lucy Dadayan

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