Soda Taxes Lead Some to Cut Down on Sugary Drinks, Fizzle With Others

But the full cost of the taxes does appear to be getting passed to consumers in at least two cities.

California Governor on Opportunity Zones: ‘I hope it’s not just to make a quick buck.’

State and local leaders and investors gathered to discuss the economic development program on Monday.

States See Sales Tax Growth After Supreme Court Ruling

South Dakota v. Wayfair opened the door for new collections from online retailers, with several states currently considering plans.

Lawmakers Press Treasury Secretary Mnuchin for Opportunity Zones Oversight

"I want to make sure it works the way it was intended," one Ways and Means Committee member said of the new program.

A State Slow to Come Back from the Recession Pushes for Economic Wins

Rhode Island is recruiting companies and looking for long-term growth.

Trump's Budget Calls for Lower Medicaid Spending, New Infrastructure Money

The president's fiscal 2020 spending plan also renews calls for cutting popular grant programs.

After a Voter Mandated Pay Increase, the Threat of Firefighter Layoffs

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Looking at a Florida tolls contract ... Luxury tax on non-resident apartments in New York ... A tree falls in Los Angeles.

Give Up Some Green to Go Green? Bond Investors May Be Reluctant

New research finds the pricing of tax-exempt municipal “green bonds” is nearly identical to similar non-green securities.

State Supreme Court Rules Pension Credits Don't Deserve Special Protection

But it stops short of reworking the “California Rule,” which restricts how retirement benefits can be altered in some states.

Where Unpaid Water Bills Can Mean Losing a Home

Some cities slap liens on homes for unpaid bills, then sell those liens to the highest bidder.

Financial Institutions Working in Distressed Areas Call for More Federal Funding

“I have a strong suspicion that the current administration will propose yet again to slash the funding for the coming fiscal year,” says a Democratic appropriator.

Coalition of Governors Push to Restore State, Local Tax Deduction

“This is politics masquerading as tax policy,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

General Electric to Pay Back State Incentives After Backtracking on New Headquarters

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ann Arbor dioxane plume … Norfolk’s recycling quandary … and the Bay Area’s new managed toll lane agreement.

These States Collect the Highest Sales Taxes Per Person

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect state sales taxes, while local sales taxes exist in 38 states, according to the Tax Foundation.

Appeal to Trump on SALT Cap Appears to Get Cool Reception

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says "there is no more vital long-term issue" for his state's finances than a limit on the state and local tax costs taxpayers can write off on their federal returns.

Hike Taxes on the Rich to Pay for Education? Voters in this State Support the Idea, Survey Finds

The poll results come amid discussions about taxing wealthier Americans more at the federal level.

New Accounting Standards Could Disrupt Access to Financing

COMMENTARY | Start planning now to make sure your finance team is prepared for GASB changes.

Candidate Pitches Plan for Chicago to Annex Its Suburbs

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas now has a measles outbreak … San José mayor interested in Musk tunnel … and a N.C. city suspends drug testing.

State Tax Revenue Makes Biggest Gains in Seven Years

Revenue collections were boosted by favorable economic conditions, robust stock market returns in 2017 and the first half of 2018, and state policy actions.

States See a Slip in Tax Collections That's Not Totally Unexpected

The federal tax overhaul and stock market volatility help to explain some recent income tax revenue trends.