The Principles of Sound Tax Policy

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A Tax Revision Commission, created by Mayor Vincent Gray and under the direction of former Mayor Anthony Williams, recently undertook a comprehensive analysis of the District’s tax system. The Commission made dozens of recommendations for changes to that system. Many of these changes were adopted into law under the leadership of Council Chairman Phil Mendelson…. Read more »Read more

What Should an Economic Impact Analysis Analyze?

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Council Chairman Phil Mendelson recently took an important step towards greater transparency and accountability for the District government when he mandated that an economic impact analysis be performed on proposed legislation in the new Council period. Measuring the impact your policy prescriptions will have on the District’s economy, and understanding the effects your legislation will… Read more »Read more

Ignore the Hype: DC’s Economy is Not “Firing on all Cylinders”

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In his reporter’s notebook several months ago, NBC4 reporter and dean of the local press corps, Tom Sherwood, wrote¬†that the District’s economy is “firing on all cylinders.” Unfortunately, that statement is somewhat unsupported by the facts and the reality is somewhat more complicated. All the shiny new restaurants and the plethora of construction cranes have… Read more »Read more

McKinsey: Public-Sector Digitization

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This report from the McKinsey Global Institute looks at the challenges and opportunities that will exist for the rapid digitization of government services over the next fifteen years. McKinsey — Public-Sector Digitization — The Trillion-Dollar ChallengeRead more