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Tax Revenue Options for the States (2011) ( PDF, 360 KB, 44pp)
Tax Revenue Options for the States
This report, by journalist, author, educator, and lawyer specializing in tax and government issues David Brunori, illustrates how state and local governments could raise additional revenue by reforming their respective income, sales, property, and excise tax laws. It provides a state-by-state analysis of how each state might increase its tax revenue.

The Effects of  State Public K-12  Education Expenditures on Income Distribution (2004) ( PDF, 225 KB, 37pp)
Study Links States' Income to Residents' Education Levels
Investing in kids and their achievement has long-term economic benefits for communities. This report examines the correlation between education spending and a region's financial viability and potential.

K-12 Education in the U.S. Economy (2004) ( PDF,  406 KB, 58pp)
K-12 Education in the U.S. Economy' Links School Capacity to State Financial Outlook
This report suggests that increasing statewide revenue to support quality public education is an alternative to cutting this support to prevent tax increases. Also, learn how school quality impacts a region's labor market, property values, and economic vitality.

School Funding, Taxes, and Economic Growth (2004) (, 481 KB, 30pp)
Fifty-State Analysis Offers Prescription for Education Equity, Adequacy 
This report finds the number of jobs created by increasing education spending is larger than jobs lost from raising taxes to support that spending.  

We have additional research on school funding.


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