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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center has published a new distributional analysis the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that incorporates several relatively minor tax provisions that were not...
March 11, 2021Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
In a new analysis , the Tax Policy Center’s State and Local Finance Initiative compared governors’ fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget proposals with their state’s...
March 8, 2021Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Opponents of additional federal aid to state and local governments have noted that overall state revenue declines have not been as bad as expected during...
February 22, 2021Lucy DadayanKim S. Rueben
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans and some leading economists have raised concerns about the cost, fairness, and stimulative effects of proposed cash payments in the pandemic relief legislation Congress...
February 11, 2021James R. Nunns
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Some Senate Republicans say they want to scale back President Biden’s proposed $1,400 relief payments. Last week, my Tax Policy Center colleague Howard Gleckman proposed...
February 1, 2021James R. Nunns
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Largely as a consequence of the pandemic, trillions of dollars have been flowing out of the Treasury’s coffers. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the...
January 19, 2021C. Eugene SteuerleErald Kolasi
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Over 20 million people—dependents who are college students, adults with disabilities, or elderly parents cared for by their adult children—were missed when calculating economic impact payments not once, but twice. Why?
January 6, 2021Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
One of the very oddest things about the bizarre debate over whether to increase the latest round of direct government payments from $600 per person...
January 5, 2021Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Should a new relief bill reprise last March’s $1,200 payments or create a new round of extended unemployment benefits?
December 16, 2020Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Aid for state and local governments remains a sticking point in Congressional deliberations over additional relief to address the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic...
December 10, 2020Lucy DadayanKim S. Rueben