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The American tradition of arguing about taxes is as old as the republic. This helps explain why leaders of both parties propose changes to the federal tax code on a nearly continuous basis. These changes are almost always characterized as reforms and are scrutinized for their impact on taxpayers and the federal budget. What often goes unnoticed is how tax reform on the federal level can cascade... Read More
Many states have developed innovative approaches for using data to inform policy, approaches that federal decision-makers can learn from and emulate. Read More
Federal and state policymakers are often working on similar policy challenges from different vantage points. And when they do not coordinate their decision-making, what may start as a promising response to a major public need can end up being difficult to implement, unsustainable, and in some cases counterproductive. Read More