Why do taxes differ wildly per state?

Through the leadership of state government, every state has the authority to determine their tax structure to maximize their revenue. For most state governments, the involvement of citizens through lobbying or engagement can help determine taxes, particularly related to social services and education. One tax, sales tax, occurs statewide in 45 states and is printed … Continue reading Why do taxes differ wildly per state?

How do my city, county, and state government differ?

City or town government is your local government, led by elected representatives who lead only that town or city. County governments vary widely by state. In some locations, county governments oversee public education, law enforcement, the court system, and specific taxes. In other states, state governments oversee a portion of these services. And yet other … Continue reading How do my city, county, and state government differ?