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Blue States Mull Ways to Blunt Trump Tax Law | 01-12-2018

Blue states might have lost the battle to defeat the Republican-controlled Congress’s massive tax code overhaul in December, but some Democrat-leaning states are not yet ready to concede the war. Led by California and New York, states are weighing...

NY Lawmakers Approve Free College Tuition | 04-14-2017

Middle-class families across New York state received a generous gift from lawmakers this month. Included in the $153 billion state budget they passed last Sunday is a first-of-its-kind in the nation program, called the Excelsior Scholarship , proposed...

MN Top-Tier Tax Hike Doesn't Spur Exodus | 02-06-2015

In 2013, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and the DFL-controlled Legislature added a new income tax bracket for the state’s highest earners, individuals who make $150,000 or more per year and couples who make $250,000 or more. During debate over the...

Budgets In Brief - Volume XXIII No. 4 - February 9 2015 | 02-06-2015

CALIFORNIA Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D) announced a proposal to increase transportation funding by $2 billion per year over the next 5 years. She plans to generate that money by redirecting truck weight fees, which currently go to servicing general...