Tax & Budgets
Progressive Cities Could Indicate Future of State Taxation
August 13, 2020 | Ryan Maness
State lawmakers across the country spent 2017 debating whether major tax policy changes were necessary to keep up with their state's growing demands. Whether it was reconceptualizing business taxes, broadening the sales tax base, or levying taxes on more internet sales, legislators were willing to explore big ideas. These proposals were almost universally defeated, but the fact that the discussion occurred at all is a signal that elected leaders are looking to make major changes.
This is the fifth post in a series reviewing the top state issues of 2017 and previewing what's ahead in 2018. Earlier posts covered state budget issues, transportation and infrastructure, data privacy, and employment and labor issues.