July 2022, Volume 40, Issue 14

House Prices and Inflation

The housing market has been remarkably strong in recent years, but higher interest rates will throw cold water on the hot sector. States will notice.

Speaking of Housing, There Isn’t Enough

A new report documents housing underproduction by state and metro area and offers a new approach to addressing the challenge.

July 2022, Volume 40, Issue 13

Business Tax Climate: Corporate Tax

The Tax Foundation’s 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index evaluates state tax systems in terms of their competitiveness from a business perspective. This article summarizes its observations about state corporate taxes.

An Early Look at the CARES Act

The Census Bureau has used the data it collects as part of its government finance series to evaluate the impact of the CARES Act on selected states in FY 2020.

June 2022, Volume 40, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

The Index of State Economic Momentum ranks states based on their most recent performance in three key measures of economic vitality: personal income growth, employment growth, and population growth. Reports updates the index each quarter. In the second update of 2022, New Hampshire claimed the top ranking, while Oregon matched the national average economic performance.

June 2022, Volume 40, Issue 11

Business Tax Climate: Individual Income Tax

The Tax Foundation’s 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index evaluates state tax systems in terms of their competitiveness from a business perspective. This article summarizes its conclusions about state individual income taxes.

A Dearth of Births

Contributing to low population growth is a declining birth rate, the subject of a recent Stateline article.

May 2022, Volume 40, Issue 10

The Best Sales Tax is No Sales Tax

Unsurprisingly, the five states without a state sales tax score best on the sales tax component of the Tax Foundation’s annual assessment of state business tax climates.

Traffic Fatalities Reach Highest Number Since 2005

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released early estimates of traffic fatalities in 2021.

May 2022, Volume 40, Issue 9

Cannabis Taxes Ascendant

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has chronicled the rise in cannabis excise tax collections in 11 states.

Overdose Deaths Continue to Climb

Deaths from drug overdoses set a record in 2021, topping more than 100,000.

Assessing States’ Use of Fiscal Recovery Funds

A new report provides an overview of early state deployment of more than $195 billion.

April 2022, Volume 40, Issue 8

COVID-19 and the State-Federal Balance of Payments

April 2022, Volume 40, Issue 7

To Tax or Not Tax Groceries

March 2022, Volume 40, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

March 2022, Volume 40, Issue 5

The Return of Federal Earmarks

February 2022, Volume 40, Issue 4

Inflation and State Minimum Wages

February 2022, Volume 40, Issue 3

Takeaways from the New Federal Infrastructure Law

January 2022, Volume 40, Issue 2

K-12 Funding: Effort, Adequacy, Progressivity

December 2021, Volume 39, Issue 23-24

Index of State Economic Momentum

November 2021, Volume 39, Issue 22

Mapping and Bridging the Digital Divide

November 2021, Volume 39, Issue 21

Defense Spending by State in 2020

October 2021, Volume 39, Issue 20

A Federal Budget Update: So Many Balls in the Air

October 2021, Volume 39, Issue 19

Ranking the Best State Safety Nets

September 2021, Volume 39, Issue 18

Index of State Economic Momentum

September 2021, Volume 39, Issue 17

COVID and the Supplemental Poverty Measure

August 2021, Volume 39, Issue 15-16

State and Local Finances in FY 2019

July 2021, Volume 39, Issue 14

The Business of Taxing Business

July 2021, Volume 39, Issue 13

Index of State Economic Momentum: Take 2

June 2021, Volume 39, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

June 2021, Volume 39, Issue 11

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