STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Major storm systems disrupt California and Northeast; Austin’s busy 9-1-1 call center; St. Paul mayor’s inaugural ball funding gap; Vermont’s ‘regressive’ DMV compliance; and Indiana’s new IoT hub.
“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.
“We all know that current federal funding comes nowhere close to meeting the demand,” said Eve O’Toole, Holland and Knight local government group co-leader. “And we’re seeing those costs shifted to local government.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Youngstown, Ohio residents target fracking; raising wait-staff wages in Washington, D.C.; Vermont F-35 fighter jet fight; and a Manchester arts commissioner caught on video gouging a city hall wall.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New Mexico’s ‘no trespassing’ order for U.S. Border Patrol; opening the door to S.C. reparations; Nashville mayor resigns; and Lake Superior's high water level may hit all-time record.
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.