Skip Estes

Legislative Analyst, Center for State Fiscal Reform



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

  • Tax and Fiscal Policy - Staff
  • Authored Articles

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    Authored Publications

    • State of the States: An Analysis of the 2019 Governors’ Addresses image

      State of the States: An Analysis of the 2019 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, 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 …

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