Starving the Statehouse: The Hidden Tax Policies Behind States’ Long‐Run Fiscal Crises

39 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2019

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

American states have underinvested in infrastructure, education, and public welfare for decades. While the growing costs of certain state programs have accounted for part of the problem, stagnant and more volatile tax levies have also contributed to the lack of funds for public services. Surprisingly, however, scholars have devoted little attention to the latter problem. This Note begins to fill that void by proposing a new research agenda.

Keywords: State fiscal policy, state tax law, fiscal crises, state investment, public policy, American politics, law and political economy

Suggested Citation

Pilaar, Jeremy, Starving the Statehouse: The Hidden Tax Policies Behind States’ Long‐Run Fiscal Crises (2018). Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 37, p. 345, 2018; Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 665. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3348847

Jeremy Pilaar (Contact Author)

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(415) 910-2727 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://law.yale.edu/jeremy-pilaar

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