With many states having finished or well into their legislative
sessions, the story on immigration in the states is one of a few bad
bills passed, a lot of bad bills defeated and a few positive programs
In November, Progressive States Network launched our State Immigration Project
to support efforts by legislators and advocates to challenge
anti-immigrant policies and promote smarter, humane policy that would
address the concerns of voters.
Like too many
property tax relief programs, the tax savings from the Florida "Save
Our Homes" program, which may be expanded by a vote next Tuesday, have
gone overwhelmingly to the richest state residents according to a new report to be published in the Journal of Real Estate Research. The result has been a tax bonanza for owners of multi-million dollar homes. Similarly, a new study by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
argues that property tax cut proposals by Georgia political leaders
would come at the expense of working families who would likely see
higher sales taxes even as richer residents would see tax cuts.