Sports Betting Not Proving to Be a Tax Bonanza For States

Revenues have largely been modest and in some places have fallen far short of projections.

New Jersey Task Force Examines Tax Breaks

The tax break program has been under scrutiny since the New Jersey comptroller’s office issued a report concluding that billions in tax breaks were approved without adequate state diligence.

Some Arizona Republicans Pushing a State Tax Hike for Education

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Unemployment up in Illinois … Firefighters experiment with body cameras … What’s the future of the soda tax in Philadelphia?

Nine States Where Tax Revenues Have Been Slow to Recover Since the Great Recession

Budgets remain off in some states nearly a decade after the downturn ended, a new analysis shows.

Latest Opportunity Zones Guidelines Offer More Clarity For Business Investments

"This reg removes a lot of the most obvious impediments that have kept capital on the sidelines,” says one expert.

Chicago Mayor-Elect Steps Back in Battle Over Massive Real Estate Deals

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio lawmakers pick sides on how best to run sports gambling … Connecticut launches interactive campaign to cut red tape … Georgia to provide $1.5 million in free menstrual products.

Unpaid Court Fines, Fees Can Get Your Water Shut Off

Critics say it unfairly punishes the poor when local governments or states withhold utilities or other services for unpaid fines and fees. But officials counter that can be necessary to make sure that people pay their bills.

Poor Taxpayers in Rural Counties Most Likely to be Audited

New research finds that low-income taxpayers who receive the earned-income tax credit are more likely to be audited than wealthier Americans.

Trucking Group Confident Gas Tax Hike Could Clear Congress With Trump’s Support

Lawmakers could release infrastructure legislation in the next six to eight weeks, the group's president and CEO also says.

Considering a ‘Progressive’ Income Tax in a Fiscally-Stressed State

What if Illinois scraps its flat tax structure and made higher earners pay more? A new study offers possible insights.

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.

What to Think About Next With Opportunity Zones? Community Input For One Thing.

“If you simply try to impose something on a community, you do so at your own peril,” says one mayor. This and other themes emerged this week at a summit focused on the program.

State Fuel Tax Doesn't Apply to Tribe, Supreme Court Rules

The Yakama Nation's treaty with the United States exempts a tribal company from the tax, according to the high court's decision.

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.

Democrats Lay Down a Marker on Drinking Water and Sewer Funding

But a bill introduced Thursday calling for billions in new spending and a tax increase is likely to be a tough sell with Republicans.