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.

Senate Approves Tax Bill With Limited State and Local Deduction

The legislation passed 51-49, without Democratic support. One credit rating agency described the bill as "negative overall for state and local government finances."

Proposals With State and Local Implications in Limbo Amid Turbulent Senate Tax Debate

The state and local tax deduction remains a marquee item. But there are also notable amendments filed involving tax credits, marijuana and municipal bonds.

Collins Files SALT Amendment, as Senate Votes to Debate Tax Bill

Sen. Susan Collins is proposing to change state and local tax deduction provisions in the bill to mirror House legislation.

Cities Are Embracing Resilient, Equitable Infrastructure Finance Out of Necessity

Climate change is putting increased pressure on often-chronically underinvested and already failing systems, forcing municipal agencies to experiment with new funding mechanisms.

As States Face Sluggish Revenue Growth, They’re Threatened by Federal Policies

New Jersey’s former budget director and comptroller digs into expenditure data from a recently released report from the National Association of State Budget Officers and has six key observations.

Trump Tells Senators He Backs Capped SALT Deduction in Tax Bill

GOP tax legislation in the Senate could get a floor vote before the end of the week.

States Hope Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Will Lead to Revenue Windfall

The high court might end a “failed statutory regime” that Nevada currently enjoys.

GOP Tax Overhaul Could Hit State and Local Pension Plans With Federal Tax

“It's a huge burden,” the executive director of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems said as he discussed the tax proposal.

Comparing Cities in Terms of the Financial Health of Their Residents

A new data dashboard features metrics like median credit scores, and delinquent debt levels for residents in 60 U.S. cities.