SPPI’s vice president of research talks about the policy and culture of the Silver State.
Sales-tax breaks are popular, but they’re lousy fiscal policy.
New Mexico and Nevada lead the region, while Oklahoma and Utah report the lowest sales tax burdens.
The latest research from the American Legislative Exchange Council offers more cause for optimism.
The American Southwest’s population growth is en fuego — well, with two exceptions.
Is taxing groceries ‘regressive’?
Why New Mexico has languished and Arizona has thrived
Taxing corporate income is counterproductive — more states should learn from Texas and Nevada
Texas has seen a significant increase in population and economic growth in recent years, attracting both domestic and foreign investment, largely due to the state’s favorable policies including no income tax, a reasonable regulatory burden, restrained government spending, as well as its successful energy sector.
The red wave turned out to be more of a red trickle.