We've done intensive tracking in every state this year and provided modeling support or strategic guidance in 45 states. We were thrilled to help 16 (and counting!) states improve tax credits for low-income working families or families with children. These targeted credits will raise incomes, help kids, and reduce poverty in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.
Although there are never enough revenue wins, we were happy to help advocates advance policies to raise more from wealthy people and corporations to pay for the many things states provide. In Minnesota, for example, partners on the ground got lawmakers, after rejecting taxing multinational corporate income earned in tax havens, to pass a different, also excellent, corporate tax change and to pass some smaller positive changes.
And we were proud to help allies fight off regressive tax cuts that reward the richest in the states. Our state team supported researchers, policymakers, and journalists in more than 30 states by showing how proposed tax cuts would make their tax codes less equitable and drain resources from schools and communities.
This year’s state fights aren’t over. We’re still backing up partners in states where lawmakers aren’t done debating tax changes. And we’re setting the stage for exciting wins next year. Through it all, one thing is clear: anti-tax lawmakers and lobbyists are hell-bent on making state tax codes less adequate, less fair and less sustainable. Our data and guidance are essential in the pushback against this “cut now, reckon later” mentality.
Our shared push for tax justice is also never over. Your help today builds the movement for progressive, sustainable, and equitable tax codes. With you on our side, we’ll get ‘em next year.