Trump Administration's Shift on Marijuana Could Imperil Banking Arrangements

By forcing cannabis businesses to rely on cash, the move might make businesses, owners and employees vulnerable to theft and complicate state efforts to collect taxes on drug sales.

In Response to the Federal Tax Law, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Promises Court Battle and State Code Changes

"It is crass, it is ugly, it is divisive, it is partisan legislating, it is an economic civil war," Cuomo said of the tax rewrite.

‘Waiting on an Opportunity to Work With the Administration’ on Infrastructure

State and local groups start 2018 awaiting the White House’s long-promised public works package.

Is the Tax Fight Over the SALT Deduction a Sign of Waning State and Local Influence on Capitol Hill?

“Do we have the clout we once had?" said the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "That’s a very difficult question."

Chicago Expected to Pay Another Big Legal Settlement in a Police-Related Lawsuit

In the past two months, the nation’s third-largest city has seen nearly $100 million in judgements from lawsuits involving local law enforcement.

'God Made Republicans to Cut Taxes'

On a 227-203 party-line vote, the House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching, $1.5 trillion revision of the tax code, cutting rates for corporations, small businesses and individuals.

Rethinking Our Century-Old Approach to Paying for Infrastructure

Our crumbling infrastructure can be fixed if we change how we fund capital investments and maintenance.

Final Tax Bill Does Not Include Tax on State and Local Pension Plans

An earlier House-approved version of the legislation would have exposed some public pension investments to federal taxation.

Republicans Are on the Cusp of Passing Their Tax Bill

Here's a rundown of some of the major provisions that have implications for state and local governments.

Tax Bill Would Scrap a Billion From Western States

Western states rich in coal, oil and natural gas—among them Wyoming, New Mexico and Montana—already rely heavily on those industries and have had their budgets hit hard in recent years by falling energy prices.

A Push to Preserve the New Markets Tax Credit

The future of the credit, which helps provide low-cost financing for projects in struggling communities, has been caught up in the tax debate unfolding in Congress.

GOP Tax Deal Is Slated to Expand Capped SALT Deduction Proposal

Property, income and sales taxes would be covered under the emerging plan, which would differ sharply from current law.

GOP Leaders Near Deal on Tax Bill

But Republican negotiators in the House and Senate were mum Tuesday on specifics that could affect states and localities.

Creating a State DOT That's Not 'Trapped in the 20th Century’

Colorado's departing transportation chief offers some thoughts on what it takes.

Seeking Solutions for the ‘Water Infrastructure Death Spiral’

It’s a problem communities can face when populations and property values decline.

Republicans Mull Expanding State, Local Deduction in Tax Legislation

GOP leaders in the House and Senate have voiced an openness to including a limited deduction for state and local income taxes as they move toward finalizing their tax code rewrite.

Why It’s Getting Easier for Marijuana Companies to Open Bank Accounts

Banks and credit unions are becoming more comfortable serving marijuana businesses. But the progress could be wiped out by President Trump’s Justice Department.

New RAND Study Pushes Back on Descriptions of Widespread Crumbling Infrastructure in U.S.

The report includes recommendations for Congress to consider as lawmakers develop future public works policy.

‘Money in the Meter’ for Revitalizing America's Airports

In a guest article, Samuel Engel discusses how U.S. airport operators—along with passengers, politicians and investors—can profit from private investment when done right.