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Policy Basics

State policymakers often lack the information to make good budget decisions, and most state tax systems are out of date for a 21st century economy.

We encourage states to improve their long-term planning through such tools as multi-year revenue and spending forecasts, pension oversight, and rainy day funds. We also encourage states to modernize their tax bases so they can adequately fund education, infrastructure, and other priorities to build their economies.

Tax Day Highlights States’ Promise and Peril

Strong tax systems are a foundation for states to expand opportunity, promote fairness and equity, and foster broadly shared success. When policymakers prioritize efforts to protect...

New Jersey Can Strike Blow Against Tax Havens

New Jersey lawmakers in the coming weeks can level the playing field for small, in-state corporations competing with large multistate and multinational corporations that exploit domestic and foreign...