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state and local governments

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
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Congress is nowhere near an agreement on how much additional federal aid to send to state and local governments. It’s been a worrying situation for months. Now, we should be alarmed.
August 5, 2020Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The COVID-19 pandemic is driving a sharp decline in state and local income and sales tax revenues . But history suggests that one key local...
June 30, 2020Robert McClelland
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
COVID-19 is placing an unprecedented strain on local economies, hospital systems , health departments , and budgets . To weather the storm and continue to...
April 21, 2020Megan Randall
: TaxVox
The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last week will allocate roughly $200 billion in fiscal relief to...
March 30, 2020Tracy GordonRichard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Last month, an Idaho lawmaker called the property tax “ inherently evil ” and suggested the state repeal it and replace the foregone revenue with...
March 9, 2020Tracy Gordon