Revenue and Spending

Question for the Court: Can States Tax Income Twice?

BY: - November 12, 2014

AP Visitors line up to enter the Supreme Court in Washington last month. The justices are preparing to settle a tax dispute between states that could shake up the status quo nationwide. (AP) This article was updated to include arguments from Wednesday’s Supreme Court session and to clarify that the 1978 case involving Iowa had […]

Despite Atlantic City Closures, Most Casinos Thriving

BY: - October 1, 2014

© AP Hercilia Restrevo, Monica and Juan Varela and Carlos Gonzalez take advantage of the slot machines before the Revel casino in Atlantic City closed Sept. 2. Despite multiple casino closings there, casinos in other states are doing well, bringing in millions in state and local revenue. (AP) Recent casino failures in Atlantic City may […]

Students Paying Bigger Share of Public College Costs

BY: - May 15, 2014

Students at Indiana University celebrate at commencement ceremonies in Bloomington, Indiana, last week. Indiana State University has promised students they can graduate within four years or be able to take remaining courses for free, one of the ways public colleges and institutions are trying to help students to afford college as tuitions goes up. (AP) […]

States Try to Unload Local Roads

BY: - April 10, 2014

Fog casts an eerie haze over the Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge in downtown Beaufort, S.C. Local officials want money to pay for upkeep if they take over some of the many state-owned roads in the city. (AP) For years, the leaders of Beaufort, S.C., have promoted the charms and convenience of their coastal city, […]

Didn’t Pay A Toll? Enforcers Might Track You Across State Lines

BY: - March 31, 2014

Traffic approaches Maine Turnpike toll booths in Gardiner, Maine. Drivers from Massachusetts or New Hampshire who routinely avoid Maine tolls could face consequences back home. (AP) New England drivers who speed through toll plazas in neighboring states without paying are in for a rude surprise. Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have agreed to crack down […]

Impact of Kansas Tax Cuts on State Economy Services Disputed

BY: - March 28, 2014

Tax cuts totaling $800 million enacted by Kansas in 2012 have cost the state 8 percent of the revenue it uses to fund core services, including schools and health care, and raised taxes for low-income families, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank.    “The state’s massive tax cuts have created […]