Tax Reform and Uncertain Economy Driving State Budget Proposals
by Liz Farmer
With 36 governors either entering their final year in office or running for re-election, ambitious tax policy proposals aren't likely to headline this year's legislative agendas. Still, there's a lot to be done. The federal tax overhaul, budget deficits, and the rising cost of health care and higher education have emerged as key issues as states kicked off their legislative sessions this month.