Skip Estes is a legislative analyst with the Center for State Fiscal Reform at ALEC. After an enriching summer with ALEC as a tax and fiscal policy intern, Skip rejoins ALEC as a recent graduate of The College of William & Mary in Virginia with his Masters of Public Policy. Skip is thrilled to have the opportunity to apply his passion for state tax and fiscal policy to his work at ALEC.
While at The College of William & Mary, Skip was president of College Libertarians and debated political philosophy with conservative, progressive, and socialist political clubs. Through his Masters’ coursework, Skip authored an award-winning thesis comparing effects of marijuana taxation on state revenues in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Skip loves history and the great outdoors. An ideal Saturday is spent on the water with a pack of new craft beers from some favorite local breweries.
Task Force Memberships
Unfunded state pension liabilities total $4.9 trillion or $15,080 for every man, woman and child in the United States. State governments are often obligated, by contract and state constitutional law, …
The 2019 state legislative sessions ended with six states enacting substantial tax relief for their citizens that was sufficient to qualify for State Tax Cut Roundup. Of the six states …
States issue a diverse array of bonded obligations, with a range of obligation strength, revenue sources, debt service schedules and other factors. This study collects and analyzes the bonded obligations …
The Continuing Need for OPEB Reform
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 …
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 …