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Avoiding a government shutdown is now considered success, but the budget process is not the problem.
Some states are already using revenue from taxing marijuana to fund public services, but this practice could be upended by the federal government.
The president's proposal to tax Mexican imports and exports to pay for a border wall has fundamental budget and logic flaws.
Odds are you’ll pay sales tax on some of your online shopping this year. And even when you don’t, you still owe your state the tax.
Chicago is using pay-for-success financing to expand preschool for low-income students. But Illinois's failure to pass a state budget could disrupt the project and many students' lives.
Should states tax e-cigarettes at all, and by how much? Should states impose a unit tax on the vape/e-cigarette or the refillable nicotine cartridges or both?
At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, Tax Policy Center codirector Eric Toder urged lawmakers to think beyond the traditional cut-the-rates, broaden-the-base solution.
From TaxVox: This move would not only provide a disincentive to marriage, it would be unfair to many already-married couples.
The fight over budget power misses the crux of Atlantic City’s problem: the city and state gambled on one industry and lost the bet.
For the growing number of non-traditional families, a “tax unit” may capture only some people who support the child.

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