Tax & Budgets
Progressive Cities Could Indicate Future of State Taxation
August 13, 2020 | Ryan Maness
State Democratic lawmakers are looking to gain political ground at the state level following the November elections. What tax policies will they pursue? One place they may look for ideas is to the aggressive new taxes endorsed by progressive policymakers in a few major cities. For the past few years, within the Democratic party, the vanguard of tax policy has played out in city councils and mayor’s offices. While some of these efforts have mirrored the “raise taxes on high-income earners” approach that many state pols have considered for years, in most cases they are pushing the envelope to develop quite novel approaches to raising new revenues for their cities.