States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Due to their regressive nature, raising state and local sales taxes should not be the first choice for increasing tax revenues.
States and localities should include services in the taxable base to reduce regressivity and improve neutrality.
Exemptions from state retail sales taxes should be narrowly designed to reduce their regressive nature and avoid
Policymakers should preserve the existing stock and expand the availability of affordable, accessible, safe housing, particularly for those with the most severe cost burdens
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing in mixed-use, walkable communities.
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing with services.
Policymakers should mitigate the effects of foreclosures on renters.
Policymakers should mitigate the negative impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods. Strategies should consider the needs of older adults.