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Real tax filing simplification wouldn’t look like a postcard. Measures such as electronic filing and pre-prepared returns would do much more save Americans time, money...

Dec 28, 2017 Blog Post

My home state has spent the last five years as a laboratory test for the kinds of tax policies being considered at the federal level...

Nov 20, 2017 Blog Post

Allowing residents to vote by mail, along with a host of other good practices, helps increase voter turnout and improve democracy.

Nov 3, 2017 Blog Post

President Trump’s tax plan, released in September, includes a promise to simplify the tax code. The U.S. tax system is uniquely complex with its plentiful...

Oct 23, 2017 Blog Post

While reforming commuter benefits at the federal level should be the end goal, the best place to start addressing commuter parking may be in the...

Sep 14, 2017 Blog Post

Last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt unveiled an idea for a Top 10 list that is sure to create controversy: a new ranking intended to...

Aug 4, 2017 Blog Post
Rating the Online Financial Transparency of Special District Governments

“Special districts” are a type of government agency that exist outside of traditional forms of general purpose local or state governments, and serve key governmental...

Apr 25, 2017 Report

“Special districts” are government entities that exist outside of traditional forms of general purpose local and state governments. Sometimes known as authorities or quasi-public agencies,...

Apr 25, 2017 Blog Post
Big Projects. Bigger Price Tags. Limited Benefits.

America spends tens of billions of dollars each year on wasteful highway projects that are unnecessary or damaging to our communities - even as crying...

Apr 18, 2017 Report

A few highlights from our work in 2016, including envisioning a new transportation future, highlighting the promise of solar energy, exposing the dangers of fracking,...

Jan 4, 2017 Blog Post

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