Axing State Corporate Taxes Is Good Policy

ANALYSIS | New Jersey’s former state comptroller and budget director asks: Is there an easier and more equitable way to tax business?

Paul Ryan Says House Infrastructure Action Will Happen in 'Stages'

The House speaker's remarks come one day after he ruled out the idea of raising the gas tax.

House Panel Chairman: Stop the 'Shotgun' Approach to Infrastructure

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.

Gas Tax Hike in an Election Year? It'll Be a Tough Sell in Congress

Despite flickers of bipartisan support for upping fuel taxes, the idea has yet to gain serious momentum.

U.S. DOT Official: Gas Tax Debate Could Jam Up Infrastructure Talks

"We don’t want that to happen," according to Anthony Bedell, the agency's deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.

County Leaders Not Giving Up Fight on Exemption Nixed in Tax Overhaul

They plan to make their case for “advance refunding” bonds as infrastructure discussions ramp up in Congress.

Georgia Lt. Gov. Jeopardizes His State’s Business-Friendly Reputation

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan county surrenders to potholes; Chicago closes sexual harassment ordinance loophole; and a public records blowback continues in Washington state.

More Retail-Inflamed Heartburn Awaits Local Economic Development Officials

City halls, planners and community stakeholders ignore the current instability in the grocery sector at their own potential peril.

Despite Slow Growth, Tax Revenue Has Recovered in 29 States

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.

When You Give Alaskans a Universal Basic Income, They Still Keep Working

Public support for the Alaska Permanent Fund has deepened in the past generation, despite the prospect of raising taxes.

A Bitter Legal Fight Over a Philadelphia Soda Tax Could Decide the Future of Sugar Taxes in the US

Legal battles can be expensive to tax payers and time consuming for city and state legal departments. Philadelphia has been at loggerheads with the industry for almost two years, racking up legal fees north of $1.4 million.

Business Groups Back 25-Cent Gas Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure

But there appears to be a limited appetite for such a proposal among Republicans in Congress.

Federal Tax Changes May Prompt State Tax Overhauls

A windfall from the new federal tax law gives many states the flexibility to comprehensively rewrite their own tax codes, something not seen for decades.

The Darker Side to Winning the Amazon HQ2 Sweepstakes

Any rising tech community should adopt a position of cautious enthusiasm in wooing major multinational players.

New, Higher Tolls for 2018

Paying more to drive in 2018? Yup, and you aren’t alone.

In Response to the Federal Tax Law, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Promises Court Battle and State Code Changes

"It is crass, it is ugly, it is divisive, it is partisan legislating, it is an economic civil war," Cuomo said of the tax rewrite.

A Bit of Good News in a County That Closed All Its Libraries

As volunteers step up to run community libraries, a new intergovernmental agreement in southwest Oregon gives local advocates there some new hope.