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District of Columbia Shows How to Cut Taxes Responsibly

June 12, 2014

The District of Columbia functions much like a state government when it comes to tax policy, and new tax changes there show how states can cut taxes in a responsible way for a broad range of families while still funding important services.  It’s a particularly helpful model in light of the poorly designed tax cuts that have been so common in states over the last two years....

Mapping Higher Ed Funding Cuts and Tuition Hikes

June 4, 2014

Most states in the past year have begun to restore some of the cuts they made to higher education funding after the recession hit. In almost all states, however, higher education funding remains well below pre-recession levels, as we explained in a recent paper. The large state funding cuts have led to both steep college...

Higher Ed Cuts, Tuition Hikes Worsen Low-Income Students’ Struggles

May 7, 2014

State cuts to higher education have led colleges and universities to make deep cuts to educational or other services, hike tuition sharply, or both, as we explain in our recently released paper.  These tuition increases are hitting low-income students particularly hard, lessening their choices of schools, adding to their debt...

The Lasting Effects of State Higher Ed Cuts

May 2, 2014

Almost all states continue to fund higher education well below pre-recession levels, as I explained yesterday and we describe in a new paper.  These lower funding levels mean that colleges and universities...

States’ Higher Ed Funding Remains Down, but Some Are Starting to Reinvest

May 1, 2014

Most states in the past year have begun restoring some of the funds they cut from higher education after the recession hit, though eight states, are still cutting.  In almost all states — whether they’re restoring or still cutting — higher education funding remains well below pre-recession levels, as we explain in a new paper...

Colorado Ballot Question Would Boost School Investments

October 29, 2013

Coloradans will have a chance next week to vote for greater investments in their schools through an amendment to the state’s constitution that would improve the state’s income tax structure and dedicate new revenues to education.

Amendment 66 — a ballot measure that businesses, parents, and...