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State and Local Issues: TaxVox
As the lame duck Congress considers further stimulus for an economy that is rebounding but still deeply troubled , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...
November 19, 2020Tracy Gordon
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently said he is “in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,” instead of Congress providing them...
April 24, 2020Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
It’s budget season in most of the nation’s 50 states. This means governors are polishing State of the State speeches and finalizing plans for how...
January 27, 2017Tracy Gordon
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
As states prepare to debate their fiscal year 2018 budgets, many continue to face tough fiscal outlooks. About half failed to meet revenue targets last...
December 22, 2016Norton Francis
: TaxVox
The GOP says it wants a revolution, but who’s going to change the world? Long touted as a way to prove that tax cuts can pay for themselves by the economic growth they generate, “dynamic scoring” of federal legislation is no simple task. Today’s TPC-Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
January 26, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Congress blows yet another budget deadline . After missing its chance to approve a spending bill to keep the government running after Thursday, Congress is now planning to vote this week on a very short-term continuing resolution —one good for just a few days. The measure is designed to keep the
December 10, 2014Renu Zaretsky
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Wyoming residents no longer have to cross the border to purchase Powerball tickets. On Aug. 24, Wyoming became the 44th state to legalize a lottery. Proponents laud these games as an easy source of funds for schools and other public services. However, lotteries are often a bad bet: Revenues are
September 9, 2014Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
After years of grim revenue news, state tax collections are surging. As they do, governors and state legislators are making decisions about how to manage...
June 19, 2013Kim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
As a brief respite from our discussions of all the various flat tax plans being proposed (or recycled) - below is a post I did...
October 26, 2011Kim S. Rueben