It’s not always easy to understand how they’re determined, but New Jersey’s former comptroller and budget director discusses the nuts and bolts of this important revenue source.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Possible early season tropical system … S.C. bag tax preemption … Minneapolis may increase age to purchase tobacco … and Baltimore’s incinerator reliance.
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The findings are part of Gallup's latest Economy and Personal Finance poll.
Supermajority tax measures have been pushed since the 1990s by deep-pocketed lobbying groups.
Tax-exempt advance refunding helped state and local governments save billions of dollars in recent years.
It will now be up to the court to decide whether to reverse a legal precedent that dates back to an era before internet sales.
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.
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