Christine Smith

Director, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force

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Biography

Christine Smith is the Director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at ALEC, where she assists the team in developing free-market solutions to state fiscal challenges.

Christine graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Business. Upon graduation, she completed a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA at an aging and disability resource center. She moved to the District in January 2016 and interned with ALEC on the Criminal Justice Reform Task Force. Depressed at the prospect of leaving such a great organization, she took advantage of the opportunity to remain at ALEC as a participant of the Koch Associate Program.

Christine hails from the heart and soul of this country – Iowa. Naturally, her favorite food is corn. Outside of the office, she loves watching Big Ten football, practicing yoga, catching up with family and watching baby videos. When not in Washington DC, she enjoys spending her time water skiing, paddle boarding and boating on Lake Michigan. Christine is a Midwesterner at heart and will always be a loyal Iowa Hawkeye fan.

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Authored Publications

  • State Tax Cut Roundup, 2018 image

    State Tax Cut Roundup, 2018

    The 2018 state legislative sessions ended with 16 states enacting substantial tax relief for their citizens that was sufficient to qualify for State Tax Cut Roundup. Reducing effective tax rates …

  • Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2018 image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2018

    Unfunded liabilities in public pension plans continue to loom over state governments nationwide. If net pension assets are determined using more realistic investment return assumptions, pension funding gaps are significantly …

  • State of the States: An Analysis of the 2018 Governors’ Addresses image

    State of the States: An Analysis of the 2018 Governors’ Addresses

    The latest entry of the State of the States publication breaks down each governor’s “state of the state” address and identifies strong and weak policy prescriptions within. The publications also explore each states …

  • State Tax Cut Roundup 2017 image

    State Tax Cut Roundup 2017

    The 2017 legislative session ended with nine states enacting changes to their tax codes sufficient to qualify for State Tax Cut Roundup. Each state provided substantial tax relief for their …

  • State of the States 2017 image

    State of the States 2017

    In 2017, 50 governors across America delivered State of the State or other policy addresses. These speeches included numerous economic policy proposals that will affect the states’ economic competitiveness. This …

  • State Tax Cut Roundup: 2016 Legislative Session image

    State Tax Cut Roundup: 2016 Legislative Session

    The 2016 legislative session ended with nine states enacting changes to their tax codes sufficient to qualify for the Tax Cut Roundup. Each provided substantial tax relief for their citizens.

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