The escalation of tariffs would add $17 billion in new taxes at the 5 percent rate and $86 billion at the 25 percent rate.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Connecticut mandates climate change education in schools … Texas legislature allocates no money for Census outreach … Baltimore recovers from ransomware attack.
A new report argues that the practice should be more widespread, and should fund sustainable jobs for the communities most affected by drug enforcement policies of the past and present.
COMMENTARY | The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
The House was unable to approve a package of disaster relief funds destined for states hit by hurricanes, wildfires and flooding after a Republican lawmaker lodged an objection Tuesday.
COMMENTARY | Randomly selected Stockton residents are receiving $500 a month. The experiment might prove that guaranteed income works.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Code for America turns ten and looks for a new leader … New mayor says Chicago suburb’s bureaucracy in shambles … Louisiana braces as Midwest flood waters flow south.
COMMENTARY | The federal government hurt state and local governments’ ability to invest in our failing infrastructure last year; now they have a chance to correct that mistake.
The New York City comptroller has proposed directing $250,000 to an abortion access fund in response to tightening abortion restrictions around the country.
By 2017, the number of households still had not recovered to the levels of 2000.
U.S. House lawmakers reintroduced a bill dealing with the issue this week.
Revenues have largely been modest and in some places have fallen far short of projections.
But the new report says that this trend isn’t necessarily producing stronger returns.
But there are questions about whether they go far enough.
The IRS built “cash rooms” to handle collections from the industry.
The idea is to encourage people to build up their savings by enrolling them in lotteries to win prizes. But that hasn't necessarily drawn people to sign up.
Cities and counties would be allowed to set a wage floor higher than the one authorized by Colorado if a bill passed by state legislators becomes law.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Unemployment up in Illinois … Firefighters experiment with body cameras … What’s the future of the soda tax in Philadelphia?
Teachers have a 21.4 percent "wage penalty" compared to college graduates with similar education and experience, according to new research from the Economic Policy Institute.
Budgets remain off in some states nearly a decade after the downturn ended, a new analysis shows.
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