Issues - State Tax

State budgets are the primary source of funding for our K-12 education system, public higher education, health care, and human services. State governments collect revenue from various sources and through various taxes, and each state creates its own processes and policies for raising and distributing revenue.

VIDEO: What is a Loophole?

April 5, 2011 — Shannon M.
A Shot of Oly

What is a loophole? Can you hold one? And if you remove them from state budgets, what could we we actually pay for? Here's a radically moderate perspective on loopholes via video, courtesy of the Washington Bus.

Help Build the Momentum This Weekend!

February 24, 2011 — Shannon M.
Trickle Down, Schmickle Down Rally Sign

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been inspired by the mass mobilization of passionate people in Wisconsin and Egypt. This weekend, the momentum is mounting and progressive rallies are popping up all over the U.S. Here's everything you need to know to get in on the action.

Guide to Political Protests

February 24, 2011 — Shannon M.

Estate taxes: States will want their cut, too

February 22, 2011 — Maz
estate tax

Baby boomers, the oldest just now reaching retirement age, can expect to receive inheritances equaling more than $8 trillion over their lifetime.

State Groups Tackle Tax Fairness

February 9, 2011 — Shannon M.
plan tax fairness rally

From Maine to Washington, the tax fairness movement is firmly in place. And as more and more people felt the effects of severe budget cuts and imbalanced tax policies, the work of these grassroots organizations is more important than ever.