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  • State of the State: Indiana image

    State of the State: Indiana

    Governor Holcomb should continue the legacy of his predecessors by ensuring a phase-in of the tax cuts, expanding educational choice, and minimizing intrusive regulations. But attempting to short-circuit organic jobs growth by redistributing tax dollars from the state’s venture capital slush fund strays from good government principles. Doling out favors to politically-connected businesses and attempting to centrally direct sector growth is not reflective of free enterprise. Indiana is well-positioned to benefit from previously enacted reforms. Now is the time to build on this progress rather than engage in transformative retrogression.

  • State of the State: Nevada image

    State of the State: Nevada

    Nevada remains one of the most business-friendly states. The education system is rapidly becoming the envy of the nation. And it’s no surprise that many choose to escape the high-tax regime of California for no-income-tax Nevada. But to stop the slide in economic outlook, Nevadans should reject further cronyism and resist calls for a further erosion of the low-tax environment.

  • West Virginia: Governor Recognizes Problems, but Solutions Fall Short image

    West Virginia: Governor Recognizes Problems, but Solutions Fall Short

    If delivery and mannerisms accurately convey intentions, West Virginia Governor Justice possesses the best of them. However, his policy prescriptions generally fell short of practical solutions.

  • Giving Tuesday image

    Giving Tuesday

    States with higher taxes strongly correlate with less giving, while states with lower taxes tend to see higher rates of giving.

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Taxpayers! image

    Happy Thanksgiving, Taxpayers!

    State leaders across the country have advanced pro-growth fiscal reforms that will expand economic opportunity and growth.

  • Initial Thoughts On State Ballot Measures image

    Initial Thoughts On State Ballot Measures

    While most of the attention this week has been focused on national election results, the ballot measures decided this week at the ballot box will have a lasting impact on hardworking taxpayers across the nation.

  • Maine’s Anti-Growth Ballot Measures image

    Maine’s Anti-Growth Ballot Measures

    Higher tax and regulatory burdens will make Maine less competitive for jobs and businesses in its region and the nation at large, and would erase years of progress in making Maine more competitive.

  • Spending Cuts and Tax Reform: Not ‘Heads’ or ‘Tails’ image

    Spending Cuts and Tax Reform: Not ‘Heads’ or ‘Tails’

    Insofar as state fiscal policy goes, taxes and spending are permanently linked as two sides of the same coin.

  • The New York Times Doesn’t Understand Kansas image

    The New York Times Doesn’t Understand Kansas

    We join the story of Kansas in January 2011, when former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback takes office as Kansas’ 46th Governor along with a Republican-controlled House (92 Rs and 33 Ds) and Senate (32 Rs and 8 Ds) to have his back. The Kansas economy, while far from being a catastrophe, had been underperforming for a long time. The unemployment rate was 6.8%.

  • ACCE Principles of Taxation image

    ACCE Principles of Taxation

    The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens.

  • A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION) image

    A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION)

    WHEREAS, this great nation is built on the solid foundation of government being of the people, by the people and for the people, and WHEREAS, it has become too commonplace…

  • Connecticut Set to Raise Taxes, Businesses Consider Relocation image

    Connecticut Set to Raise Taxes, Businesses Consider Relocation

    By: Ben Wilterdink and Harry Riegel Connecticut is quickly becoming the poster child for uncompetitive economic policy. As Connecticut lawmakers rushed the latest budget proposal to the governor’s desk, businesses…

  • State of the States: An Analysis of the 2015 Governors’ Addresses image

    State of the States: An Analysis of the 2015 Governors’ Addresses

    Each year, governors across the nation give a state-of-the-state address to communicate to their constituents what they did—or did not—accomplish this year. State of the States is an in-depth study…

  • New Report Reviews Governors’ State-of-the-State Addresses image

    New Report Reviews Governors’ State-of-the-State Addresses

    Today, the Center for State Fiscal Reform released a new report on the tax and fiscal policy proposals of the 50 state governors in their state-of-the-state addresses. State of…

  • A Capital Gains Tax Would Hurt Economic Opportunity in Washington State image

    A Capital Gains Tax Would Hurt Economic Opportunity in Washington State

    Washington state has a competitive advantage when compared to neighboring states because the state does not currently levy a tax on wage income or capital gains. In fact, the state’s…

  • Texas Legislature Passes Significant New Tax Relief and Continues to Lead on Pro-Growth Reforms image

    Texas Legislature Passes Significant New Tax Relief and Continues to Lead on Pro-Growth Reforms

    As the Texas Legislature finished its 2015 session, lawmakers from the Lone Star State have once again approved a tax relief measure that will only add to the Texas reputation…

  • An Open Letter to Kansas Lawmakers: All Taxes Hinder Economic Growth…But Some Taxes are Worse Than Others image

    An Open Letter to Kansas Lawmakers: All Taxes Hinder Economic Growth…But Some Taxes are Worse Than Others

    On May 20, 2015, ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson and Vice President of the Center for State Fiscal Reform Jonathan Williams distributed the following letter to lawmakers in the Kansas…

  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Maryland Double Taxation Unconstitutional image

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Maryland Double Taxation Unconstitutional

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that Maryland residents cannot be taxed twice on money they earn from out-of-state. The Center for State Fiscal Reform…

  • Congress Considering Repeal of Death Tax image

    Congress Considering Repeal of Death Tax

    For the first time in just over a decade, the U.S. House of Representatives today will vote on a bill to abolish the death tax, otherwise known the federal estate…

  • Florida Governor Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million in Communications Services Tax Relief image

    Florida Governor Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million in Communications Services Tax Relief

    Great news for consumers in Florida: Governor Rick Scott has proposed $470 million in communications services tax relief.  Governor Scott’s proposed budget would reduce the communications services…