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CBPP Press Call: State Tax Policies Threaten to Weaken Economic Recovery

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a press call briefing on Thursday, January 14 at 1:15 p.m. (ET) to examine the troubling, emerging trend of harmful state tax cut proposals that would deepen state budget cuts, worsen inequities, and delay economic recovery.

The call comes as states across the country are facing large revenue shortfalls, which are already driving painful cuts to services and huge layoffs and furloughs of state and local workers. That means fewer school workers and, in the middle of a pandemic, cuts to health care. States can address these shortfalls and mitigate these painful cuts with sound, equitable state tax policies. Speakers will discuss:

  • The current fiscal situation in states across the country;
  • Examples of harmful state tax response to the pandemic and economic fallout;
  • Examples of sound, equitable state tax response to the pandemic and economic fallout; and
  • How states can further advance an anti-racist, equitable state response to COVID-19 – and a stronger recovery.

Featuring:

  • Michael Leachman, Vice President for State Fiscal Policy, CBPP
  • Erica Williams, Vice President for State Fiscal Policy, CBPP
  • Brandon McKoy, President and Chief Executive, New Jersey Policy Perspective
  • Kelly Allen, Executive Director, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy

After opening remarks, the panelists will take questions.

To participate in the briefing, please register below.

** This call is for media only **