State Tax

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting most aspects of the economy, and motor fuel consumption is no exception. As social distancing recommendations, shelter-in-place-orders, and quarantines have upended American life in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, road traffic has declined dramatically around the country. While the mitigation policies will be felt across most
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On March 26, weekly initial unemployment benefit claims hit the highest level in U.S. history, with five times as many filed as during the worst week of the Great Recession. Mandatory business closures and shelter-in-place orders have radically accelerated job losses compared to the steadier pace of layoffs in prior recessions, meaning these claims likely
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On March 19 we launched a tracker providing a repository of information related to state fiscal policy responses to COVID-19. We are updating the tracker frequently and will be using the Tax Foundation blog to summarize new developments and provide analysis of relevant trends as they emerge. This post is part of that series. Past
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On March 19 we launched a tracker providing a repository of information related to state fiscal policy responses to COVID-19. We are updating the tracker frequently and will be using the Tax Foundation blog to summarize new developments and provide analysis of relevant trends as they emerge. This post is part of that series. Past Updates:
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On March 19 we launched a tracker providing a repository of information related to state fiscal policy responses to COVID-19. We are updating the tracker frequently and will be using the Tax Foundation blog to summarize new developments and provide analysis of relevant trends as they emerge. This post is part of that series. Past Updates:
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On March 19 we launched a tracker providing a repository of information related to state fiscal policy responses to COVID-19. We are updating the tracker frequently and will be using the Tax Foundation blog to summarize new developments and provide analysis of relevant trends as they emerge. This post is part of that series. Past Updates:
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On March 19 we launched a tracker providing a repository of information related to state fiscal policy responses to COVID-19. We are updating the tracker frequently and will be using the Tax Foundation blog to summarize new developments and provide analysis of relevant trends as they emerge. State Legislative Session Changes Many states have adjusted
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Like the federal government, states play a critical role in responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Legislators across the country are working to respond as quickly and effectively as possible, while balancing public health risks of legislative sessions for both legislators and the public. Most states typically begin their legislative sessions in January and adjourn
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has become an avid supporter of legalized recreational marijuana and has vowed to legalize it this year. This is the second year in a row Gov. Cuomo has included legalization in his budget. In 2019, the measure was eventually taken out of the budget, despite support among voters, as
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Key Findings The Maryland General Assembly is on the verge of adopting a vaguely worded, legally dubious tax on digital advertising in the final days of this session—now paired with new tobacco taxes. Although lawmakers intend to tax large out-of-state businesses, much of the tax burden would be borne by Maryland-based businesses and Maryland consumers.
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A Michigan group, Michiganders for the Commonwealth, is coordinating a petition drive to put a constitutional amendment raising taxes overall while creating a graduated income tax on the ballot in November. Voters have overwhelmingly rejected such proposals in the past, and this particular measure has the added complexity of binding the legislators to act but
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Maryland’s much-debated Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax (SB 2) has been amended and reported from committee after a month’s deliberation in a working group. (For our analysis of the introduced version, click here.) The amended version of SB 2 changes the language about the sourcing of the digital advertising services to include factor apportionment. The
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The vaping “epidemic” has made many headlines over the last few years, starting with the dramatic increase in experimental vaping by high school students and last year due to the EVALI health crisis (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury). The CDC has since concluded that EVALI was connected to the use of THC-containing liquid—not
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