Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.
With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.
The initial round of zone approvals under the new economic development program covers 15 states and three territories.
A new study from the Upjohn Institute provides guidance to state and local governments for analyzing options.
Congestion pricing is deeply unpopular with voters but could be a big boon for ride-hailing apps in New York City.
They can also thank President Abraham Lincoln.
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“When Americans are buying more but the tax revenue is not rebounding, that’s just a measure of where young people are shopping,” according to Max Behlke of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
ANALYSIS | New Jersey’s former state comptroller and budget director asks: Is there an easier and more equitable way to tax business?
The House speaker's remarks come one day after he ruled out the idea of raising the gas tax.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who leads a House infrastructure subcommittee, explained to Route Fifty why he's not quite ready to talk about raising new revenues for public works.
Despite flickers of bipartisan support for upping fuel taxes, the idea has yet to gain serious momentum.
"We don’t want that to happen," according to Anthony Bedell, the agency's deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.
They plan to make their case for “advance refunding” bonds as infrastructure discussions ramp up in Congress.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan county surrenders to potholes; Chicago closes sexual harassment ordinance loophole; and a public records blowback continues in Washington state.
City halls, planners and community stakeholders ignore the current instability in the grocery sector at their own potential peril.
Most states recorded more robust growth in overall tax collections at the start of fiscal 2018, according to preliminary data collected by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. But federal tax reform has brought plenty of uncertainty.
Public support for the Alaska Permanent Fund has deepened in the past generation, despite the prospect of raising taxes.
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