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  • Wide and Growing Income Gaps in Most States, New Report Finds
    November 15, 2012

    The gaps between the incomes of the richest households and low- and middle-income households are wide and growing in most states, according to a major new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute that examines inequality at the state level. Across all states, the average income of the richest fifth of households was …
  • Amendment 4 Would Cost Florida Jobs, Raise Taxes on Year-Round Residents, and Force Cuts in Public Services
    September 25, 2012

    Amendment 4 would cost the state jobs and lead to both tax increases for large numbers of Florida residents and cuts in local services such as police and fire protection, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  The measure, on the Florida ballot in November, also would put new and emerging businesses at a competitive …
  • Amendment 3 Would Undermine Florida’s Schools and Universities, Health Care, and Roads
    September 13, 2012

    Amendment 3 will hinder Florida’s efforts to strengthen its economy if voters adopt it, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  The measure, which the Florida Legislature placed on the ballot for this November, would impose rigid limits on state spending, forcing cuts to education, roads and highways, health care and …
  • North Dakota's Measure 2 is Reckless and Misguided
    May 15, 2012

    A proposal to amend North Dakota's constitution to ban property taxes would lock North Dakota into a risky, uncharted course of action and leave the state's schools at the mercy of the highly volatile oil industry, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, DC-based policy research institution. "North Dakota has …
  • Press Release: Hawaii Among Worst States in Nation on Taxing the Working Poor
    April 4, 2012

    Unlike most states, Hawaii taxes working-poor families deeper into poverty, and it charges them higher tax bills than all but four other states, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "Hawaii should help working families work toward the middle class rather than undermine their …
  • Higher Property and Sales Taxes Likely if Kansas Eliminates Income Tax
    Shannon Spillane
    March 22, 2012

    Kansans likely would face higher sales and property taxes if the state legislature moves forward with efforts to eliminate the state income tax, according to a report released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan policy research organization based in Washington, DC. Elimination of the state income tax also would undermine the …
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