The primary sources of government revenue are income, sales, and property taxes.
There is an increasing interest in taxes on energy consumption.
Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
Respect for patients’ autonomy and the right to self-determination are essential features of a high-quality health system.
A well-educated and highly skilled workforce is essential to achieving universal and equitable access to health care.
Licensing: Oversight by licensing boards ensures compliance with professional standards.
Excise taxes are sales taxes on individual commodities, services, or transactions such as motor fuel, cigarettes, or home sales.
States charge fees for the use of certain services. These fees are based on the principle that people should pay according to the benefits they receive.
Taxes can be complicated. And they can pose compliance issues. Sometimes noncompliance is unintentional, but other times it is intentional.
The mainstay of local taxation is the tax on real estate, known as the property tax. It is used to fund an array of state and local services, most notably public schools.