State of the States: The Enduring Work of Tax Reform and the Search for New Sources of Revenue
Though most states began the year with budget surpluses, the demands of an evolving economy and the fears of a possible recession kept revenue issues at the forefront of states’ legislative agendas in 2019. As those sessions come to a close, the following questions are raised: How did states change their tax and budget policies? How much revenue can states expect to generate with new taxes on sports betting and marijuana? Did state efforts to achieve broad tax reform work? And how are states continuing to respond to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s cap on the state and local tax deduction?
To explore these and other issues, the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center will host a panel exploring past and future state fiscal actions.
Joseph Bishop-Henchman, Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation
John Hicks, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
Nick Johnson, Senior Vice President for State Fiscal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Kim Rueben, Sol Price Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Director, State and Local Finance Initiative, Urban Institute
Howard Gleckman, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (moderator)
Registration and refreshments will be available at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Date & Time
Thursday, May 30, 2019
The Urban Institute
500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington , DC , 20024