Research Report Limits on State Revenue
Alison McCarthy, Elaine Maag
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Several mechanisms, including traditional tax limits and legislative supermajority requirements, can limit the authority of states to increase or pass new taxes. As of February 2006, six states have a traditional tax limit in place and sixteen states require supermajorities. Eleven states are considering the adoption of new limitations or the expansion of existing restrictions.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center