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Cannabis Taxes on the Ballot in 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares While changes to federal cannabis law are slow, changes at the state level are accelerating. Recreational cannabis is on the ballot in five states this November—Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota—giving voters the ability to join 19 states that have already legalized recreational marijuana. Arkansas In Arkansas, Issue 4 would legalize

State Tax Ballot Measures to Watch on Election Day 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On Election Day 2022, most eyes will be on Congress, with polls showing control of both chambers up for grabs. But the action is not limited to Washington, D.C.: across the country, voters will decide important questions through state and local ballot measures. At the state level, 25 measures in 12 states relate

Colorado Proposition 121: Income Tax Rate Reduction

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares When Coloradans go to the polls this November, they will be given the opportunity to permanently lower their income taxes—or to increase those tax burdens. Colorado Proposition 121 would reduce the state’s flat statutory income tax rate from 4.55 percent to 4.4 percent, effective retroactively for tax year 2022. Colorado Proposition FF, on the

California Tax Increases: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares California is awash in plans to raise taxes. An under-the-radar piece of legislation will functionally increase the top marginal income tax rate by 1.1 percent in 2024 (with administrative authority to bring it to 1.5 percent), while a pending ballot measure would add a new 1.75 percent surcharge on the income of the

West Virginia Amendment 2: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Babydog would like you to vote against Amendment 2. Or at least that’s what the English Bulldog’s owner, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R), claims, and absent the emergence of a Dr. Doolittle on the Kanawha, who is there to gainsay him? The Republican governor’s opposition to the ballot measure pits him against

State Tax Policy at the Ballot Not for the Faint of Heart

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Picture this: you arrive at your polling place this November and start filling in your ballot. Member of Congress? Check. State legislators? You did your homework! Mayor? Good to go. Whether certain property tax exemptions provided for agricultural equipment and certain farm products should be expanded to include a merger of two or

Tax Ballot Measures Proposition 119 and 120

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On November 2, in addition to electing various city council and school board members, Colorado voters will decide two important questions of state tax policy. Proposition 120 would reduce property tax assessment rates for two subclasses of property and require the state to spend up to $25 million a year, for up to

Louisiana Election Results: Tax Reform Ballot Measures

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Elections in Louisiana are always different than in other states due to the two-round majority vote system and, in odd-numbered years, holding the first round of elections on a Saturday in October. This year there is an additional twist, with Hurricane Ida prompting a postponement of Election Day to November 13th. Also notable

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