by Alan Pyke Posted on January 20, 2015
President Obama's State of the Union speech will include some measures intended to address poverty and inequality. How effective would they be if they became law, and what problems are they designed to tackle?
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 13, 2015
The fiscal outlook in Kansas is bleak after the first couple years of Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) massive tax cut experiment, and he is expected to announce his plan to fix things later this week.
by Alice Ollstein Posted on January 12, 2015
"We have a tax code that reinforces the preference for wealth over work," Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said.
by Bryce Covert Posted on January 6, 2015
If a vote to use "dynamic scoring" passes, it could pave the way for big tax cuts that don't have to be paid for.
by Scott Keyes Posted on January 5, 2015
"We’re experiencing the best year in our history," Siegel said.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 5, 2014
The state gets most of its revenue from taxes on the oil industry, which it cut in 2013 to spur economic activity. But the boom in production hasn't materialized, and now dropping oil prices have left the state with a massive budget hole.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 3, 2014
The latest revenue numbers out of Kansas suggest that Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) massive tax cuts will continue to undermine the state's public services and economy for years.
by Bryce Covert Posted on October 21, 2014
A 90 percent tax rate on the richest Americans would reduce inequality, raise revenues, and improve everyone's welfare.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 25, 2014
Kansas officials seized thousands of adult novelty items in July and are forcing the owner to auction them off to pay the cash-strapped state what he owes.
by Travis Waldron Posted on July 11, 2014
Because tax rates really don't have much effect on where people live and work where they do.