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Strategies for Taxing Times

By Jim St. George, Cindy Mann & Iris J. Lav

Advocates need to increase state tax activism on behalf of low-income people to counterbalance drastic budget cuts in federal public assistance programs. This article describes how tax policy directly and indirectly affects clients and explains why policymakers must modernize their revenue systems in order to eliminate the chronic revenue shortfalls that lead to program cuts.

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