Brief State Budgets in the Trump Era
Kim S. Rueben, Richard C. Auxier
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The election of Donald Trump as president and Republican majorities in Congress have Washington primed for major legislative reforms. But it’s important to keep in mind that what the new government in the nation’s capital does will reverberate in all 50 statehouses. Knowing changes are coming, but having uncertainty as to the extent of these changes, is clearly making it difficult for states’ own budget-setting process. Most changes could hand states more control over programs but also demand more fiscal responsibility, forcing states to address big questions about how much they want to tax and spend in the future.
Research Areas Education Health and health care Social safety net Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Federal health care reform K-12 education Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) State and local tax issues Individual taxes Taxes and business Federal budget and economy Campaigns, proposals, and reforms Hunger and food assistance Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center