“A Decade of Neglect: Public Education Funding in the Aftermath of the Great Recession,” details the devastating impact on schools, classrooms and students when states choose to pursue an austerity agenda in the false belief that tax cuts will pay for themselves.
It looks at the share of income paid in taxes by the richest 1 percent of taxpayers in each state using data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy’s 2015 report Who Pays? ITEP provided updated numbers for states that have recently made major tax changes. While this report ranks the states on tax fairness based on taxes paid by the richest 1 percent, it also refers in more detail to the broader findings of the 2015 edition of Who Pays? .
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