Campaign: Unsession Suggestion

Evaluate Tax Expenditures

We need to formalize a process for evaluating tax expenditures on a regular basis, preferably during each budget cycle. This is a way the Unsession could leave a lasting impact and create structures that carry the work of the Unsession into future years. Tax expenditures are loopholes and other tax breaks embedded in the tax code that often function similarly to spending programs, but are rarely evaluated as such--or ...more »

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Campaign: Unsession Suggestion

THE TAX SURCHARGE REVERSE LOTTERY BENEFIT

From time to time the Legislature needs to raise what might be called "emergency revenue", and so we end up with an unpopular occasional one or two year tax surcharge as a solution to the problem. The sting of the surcharge could be lessened if, (to just pick a dollar amount), every extra $100 a person pays into the surcharge represented a ticket to a lottery in which there was a chance to win a tax credit on the following ...more »

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