Posted on: October 3rd, 2014
Tax revenue reports are tools that provide a useful, albeit narrow, snapshot of a state’s economic position each month. They are meant to be informative within a broader context of quarterly and yearly reporting instruments.
In a highly charged political environment, such as what we find in Kansas, Illinois, and a number of other primary elections across the country, short-term glimpses become highly politicized. As we approach the November election cycle, voters need to take into consideration the preponderance of evidence that shows that states with long-term, pro-growth tax policies perform better across all measurable indicators than high-tax, big government states.