Tax Policy Center


State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Thanks to surging tax revenues and an unprecedented infusion of federal aid, many states cut taxes over the past two years by lowering individual income tax rates, expanding tax credits, or sending one-time checks to residents. But there is another way states can use these funds: reduce or eliminate some local criminal legal fines and fees.
September 27, 2022Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
If you have ever been issued a speeding ticket, you probably grumbled about the government using you as a piggy bank. In our new research...
January 13, 2022Aravind BoddupalliLivia Mucciolo
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Some evidence suggests that fines and fees, much like policing, are also closely intertwined with issues of structural racism.
August 14, 2020Sarah CalameAravind Boddupalli