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    CBPP

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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, food assistance, and the economy.

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This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, poverty and inequality, and state budgets and taxes.

Kentucky Legislators Admit Plan to Eliminate Income Tax Doesn’t Add Up, Abandon Efforts

Kentucky Speaker of the House David Osborne admitted in late May that state Republicans’ plan to eliminate the personal income tax doesn’t add up. He said the General Assembly will abandon its efforts to ratchet...

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    CBPP

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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, federal tax, and state budgets and taxes.

States Should Make Tax Filing Easier for Millions by Participating in Direct File

June 11, 2024: This post has been updated.

On May 30, the IRS announced that following the success of the federal Direct File pilot, the Direct File option will be available permanently. This...

States Should Reverse Course on Defunding Public Education Through Private School Vouchers and Property Tax Cuts

During this year’s legislative sessions, at least one in three states are considering or have enacted school voucher expansions alongside broad, untargeted property tax cuts. Over half of states have already enacted deep personal and...

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This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, health, income security, and Social Security.

Tracking State Disinvestment in Public Services

As states’ 2024 legislative sessions continue, several states are beginning to experience the fallout from counterproductive fiscal policy decisions made over the past few years. The combined effects of large tax cuts, costly new school...

Mississippi Credit Downgrade Sends a Warning to All States About Cutting Taxes

S&P Global Ratings lowered Mississippi’s credit outlook from stable to negative amid concerns about phased-in tax cuts, slowing revenue growth, and debt held by the state’s pension plan. Mississippi is currently the only state...

West Virginia Temporarily Averts Medicaid Crisis, But Income Tax Cuts Threaten Future Funding

West Virginia temporarily avoided a health care funding crisis after Gov. Jim Justice demanded legislators restore funding for the state’s Medicaid program. Lawmakers initially slashed Medicaid appropriations by $147 million, saying the state faced...