States should adequately fund and broaden their methods of financing public education. Education financing should be shifted from property taxes to less regressive forms of taxation.
States should generally avoid arbitrary limitations on property taxes.
Property taxes should be equitable.
Tax and spending decisions should be the purview of the legislative branch.
Legislators should not adopt supermajority voting requirements for budgetary or tax matters.
Governments should not limit their ability to address future economic and political changes and the need for investments.
Efforts to balance the budget or address shortfalls should remain the purview of the legislative branch. They should be fully negotiated by elected officials.
Policymakers should provide for transparency and honesty in the budget process.
Budget gimmicks to make legislation appear as if it has been adequately offset should not be used.
Policymakers should establish requirements or provide incentives for universal design features to be incorporated into homes.
Policymakers should ensure that TNCs: