Tag: State of the States

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    State of the State: Alaska

    Alaska leaders can no longer ignore the fiscal elephant in the room: Heavy spending and sliding oil prices have both contributed to a massive $3.5 billion deficit. In …

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    State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts

    Governor Charlie Baker had a good week following the news that General Electric is moving its corporate headquarters to Boston. If Baker and Massachusetts continue to implement spending and tax reductions, …

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    State of the State: New Mexico

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recently gave her State of the State address, opening the 2016 legislative session. The governor’s address reflected the crossroads at which New Mexico currently stands.

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    State of the State: Indiana

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s 2016 State of the State focused heavily on matters of economic competitiveness, both touting the state’s strong current position, and the governor’s desire to protect …

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    State of the State: New York

    New Yorkers face a heavy tax burden, causing the state’s economic outlook to rank dead last in the nation. In fact, the best New York’s economic outlook has ever …

  • State of the State: California image

    State of the State: California

    If the governor wants to actually avoid having to raise taxes, he should propose ways to shrink the scope of government, instead of pursuing the spendthrift polices that have dried up California’s funds.

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    State of the State: Florida

    On January 12, Governor Rick Scott gave his State of the State address to open the 2016 legislative session. Coming off a 2015 session characterized by major tax cuts of …

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    Eighth Rich States, Poor States Report Shows Americans Fleeing High-Tax States

    The balance of economic and political power is shifting in America. According to the Center for State Fiscal Reform’s new Rich States, Poor States report, Americans are fleeing high-tax …

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    State of the State: Missouri

    During his state of the state address, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon made his priorities very clear: he wants to expand Medicaid and spend more on education.

  • State of the State: Nebraska image

    State of the State: Nebraska

    Last week, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his second State of the State address to the Cornhusker State. He shared accomplishments from last year but also focused on how he plans …

  • State of the State: New Jersey image

    State of the State: New Jersey

    Unfortunately, the most recent edition of Rich States, Poor States ranks New Jersey 46th in terms of economic outlook, while the state’s economic performance ranks a dismal 48th.

  • State of the State: Colorado image

    State of the State: Colorado

    While its growth comes from a friendly tax environment, Colorado’s budget woes come from an increase in spending.

  • State of the State: Kansas image

    State of the State: Kansas

    Kansas’ economy is primed for strong growth. To sustain its tax cuts and create greater economic opportunity, Kansas must implement stronger spending reforms, as other tax-cutting states like North Carolina have done.

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    State of the State:  Vermont

    In his final State of the State address, Governor Peter Shumlin outlined his 2016 agenda and discussed fiscal policies such as the Vermont Enterprise Fund, marijuana legalization and local school …

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    State of the State: Washington

    “Our economy is not working for everyone.”

  • State of the State: Arizona image

    State of the State: Arizona

    As the states begin their 2016 legislative sessions, governors are beginning to outline their agendas with their state of the state addresses. These addresses provide a preview of the legislative …

  • State of the States Report: Pro-Taxpayer Innovation on the Rise image

    State of the States Report: Pro-Taxpayer Innovation on the Rise

    Nonpartisan fiscal watchdog group State Budget Solutions estimates total debt in the states is at least $5 trillion. Clearly, state governments need new solutions to address today’s fiscal …