Tax Foundation on the Road at Tax Academy in Chicago

June 26, 2015

Earlier this week, Joseph Henchman and I traveled to Chicago, Illinois to speak at the Council on State Taxation (COST) and National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Tax Academy Policy Seminar. The event was a great opportunity to meet with state legislators and tax policy professionals from around the country and take part in three days of informative and thought-provoking sessions on state tax policy.

Joe spoke on a panel titled “Federalism in the Tax Policy Arena” on the implications federal legislation has on state tax policy. I led a breakout session giving a primer on how state personal income taxes work and explained some national trends (we’ll post the content from the individual income tax primer soon).

Tax Foundation staff with representatives from the Council on State Taxation and National Conference of State Legislatures. Left to right: Douglas Lindholm (President and Executive Director, COST), Maureen Riehl (Vice President of Government Affairs, COST), Neal Osten (Director of DC Office, NCSL), Joseph Henchman (Vice President of Legal and State Projects, Tax Foundation), Liz Malm (Economist, Tax Foundation), and Max Behlke (Manager of State-Federal Relations, NCSL).

It was a great week for all of those in attendance, and it's exciting to see and hear so many people actively seeking out better tax policy.


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