Critical Value #46 Sin Taxes Are Sweeping the States!
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Alcohol, gambling, cigarettes, and much more—states are implementing “sin taxes” on a range of activities and behaviors these days. Host Justin Milner talks with Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center researchers Richard Auxier and Lucy Dadayan about how states are experimenting with sin taxes and key things policymakers should keep in mind when implementing them.

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State and Local Finance Initiative Data Subscriptions
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Research Areas State and local finance
Tags State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center