Despite Budget Shortfalls, Tax Cuts Top Some Governors’ To-Do Lists

View Newsletter in Browser to Governing Magazine & Newsletters on Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn FEATURED STORY FOR JANUARY 26, 2017 Despite Budget Shortfalls, Some Governors Call for Tax Cuts In addition to new tax breaks, some states are also considering raising gas and sin taxes. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST GOVERNING NEWS & COMMENTARY Finance Home Values Are Almost Back to Pre-Recession Prices But as prices climbed, housing inventories have shrunk, making the market less attractive to homebuyers. See how your metro area compares. Urban Notebook When Local Control Backfires The housing shortages that plague most urban areas are a prime example of the complications that can arise when states take a back seat. Voices of the GOVERNING Institute Why the RFP Is the Enemy of Innovation Traditional public procurement processes don’t work in an era of startups and rapid technological change. LATEST WEB HEADLINES Health & Human Services New Jersey Becomes First State to Bring ‘Baby Boxes’ to America Management & Labor Citing LGBT Discrimination, California Bans State-Funded Travel to Kansas Utah Governor Launches Program to Train People for Higher-Paying Jobs Politics McMaster Officially Takes South Carolina Governor’s Office Despite Not Having a Budget for 18 Months, Illinois Governor Expresses Optimism Public Safety & Justice Biggest Immigrant ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Vow to Resist Trump’s Order Trump Signs Order to Defund Immigrant ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Texas Governor Doubles Down on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ — and Their Sheriffs Chicago Mayor on Trump’s Tweet: Federal Help Welcome. National Guard? No Way. NEWS IN NUMBERS 140 days Time since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken questions from state reporters. He appears to be following in the footsteps of President Donald Trump, who went 167 days without holding a press conference. MORE WHO SAID THAT? “We live in a time where … compromising is often viewed as an act of weakness. When, in fact, it’s a sign of strength." MORE Unsubscribe″ > | Opt out of all e.Republic email | Privacy Statement © 2017 e.Republic. All rights reserved. 100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630. Phone: 916-932-1300