Amazon Officially Names 'HQ2' Sites in NYC and Virginia

Company also outlines billions of dollars of incentives—including tax credits and cash grants—promised by states and localities.

Washington Voters Approve Ban on Local Soda and Grocery Taxes

The initiative drew over $20 million of support from soft drink companies and others. A similar proposal in Oregon failed.

Effort to Kneecap Gas Tax Revenue Fails in California

A source of transportation funding in the state has been preserved.

Albuquerque Mayor OKs Netflix Deal

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | More recycling sector disruption … Minneapolis alcohol vote; and a “sex for speedbumps” scandal in Florida.

Lawmakers Push to Make Tax Credit Targeting Poor Areas Permanent

Two House members are advocating for the New Markets Tax Credit program to be extended in any post-election tax legislation.

Soda Makers, Grocers Dump Millions Into Anti-Tax Ballot Initiatives

Washington and Oregon voters will decide on measures that would prohibit certain taxes on sugary drinks and grocery businesses.

This Region’s Home Prices Are Being Hit Hard by SALT Deduction Changes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Super Typhoon Yutu’s destruction … Missing vote-by-mail applications in Ga. … Wis.’s slipping DMV performance … and Philly City Council honors Gritty mascot.

‘Opportunity Zones’ Rules Help Bring Program Into Sharper Focus

Proponents of the initiative believe it could attract billions of dollars of new investment to struggling communities.

Marijuana Retail Sales See Biggest Month to Date in Colorado

But experts caution pot tax revenue doesn’t necessarily solve state budget problems.

Signs of Strong Interest in ‘Opportunity Zones,’ as Investors Await Regulations

“The number of dollars that are flooding to the space right now, far outpace the pace that we can actually deploy that capital responsibly,” says an executive at one investment firm.

'Opportunity Zones' on Agenda for Trump, Kanye West Meeting

The new economic development program is of interest to state and local leaders.

Outgoing Colorado and Ohio Governors Riff on Economic and Education Policy

Govs. John Hickenlooper and John Kasich appeared together at an event focused on “forgotten Americans.”

Should Congress Regulate Online Sports Betting?

The NFL is throwing its weight behind a federal framework, while the gaming industry blamed “burdensome” taxes and laws for the allure of illegal sports books.

Deficit Laden Federal Finances Stir Uncertainty for Future State Aid

Low Federal Reserve interest rates are a concern as well when it comes to how the nation will respond to the next recession.

State Lawmakers to Congress: Butt Out of Online Sales Taxes

The National Conference of State Legislatures is asking leaders on Capitol Hill to refrain from legislating around the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision.

Lawmaker Wants to Get ‘Fake Revenue’ Out of His State’s Budgeting Process

Pennsylvania state Rep. Seth Grove is pushing for consensus budget forecasting.

In Tax-Free States, Businesses Squirm at Collecting Online Sales Taxes for Others

Many states are looking at how they can tax more online sales. But for states that don't collect sales tax, the issue is different.