Why outdated state tax systems undercut economic vitality, and what states can do about it.
States that give localities greater leeway to raise revenue help create robust partners for investing in the future.
Tax incentives will always be with us, but states are finally keeping tabs on what they're getting for their money.
Volatile revenue streams and unpredictable taxes bring misery to everyone from state budgeters to businesses.
A tax policy is only as good as the systems that collect the taxes and make it simple for people to pay them.
Michigan's most depressed auto town is full of vacant buildings. One local official has made their redevelopment his personal crusade.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is the foremost advocate of privatizing -- even at his political peril.
Governments need a system for managing their mountains of e-mail. Very few have one.
In 2008, state legislatures will try to fix everything that went wrong in 2007.
It's easy to launch an argument against illegal immigrants.
It's tougher to win it at the polls.