Aidan DavisState Policy Director
Areas of ExpertiseState Tax Policy State Tax Trends Budget policy Child tax credit Earned income tax credit Circuit breakers
Aidan is ITEP’s state policy director. She coordinates ITEP’s state tax policy research and advocacy agenda and works closely with policymakers, legislative staff, and national and state organizations across the country to advance policy solutions that aim to achieve equitable and sustainable state and local tax systems.
Her analyses focus on how tax and budget policies affect low- and moderate-income families as well as how tax and budget policies affect federal, state and local governments’ ability to fund essential public priorities, including education, childcare, infrastructure and health care. Aidan is the lead or co-author of numerous publications on topics including refundable tax credits for workers and families (such as federal and state-level Earned Income Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits), using tax codes to address inequality and poverty, promoting progressive revenue raising options, and the identifying tax policy trends across the country. She is also a co-author of ITEP’s flagship report, Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All Fifty States.
Before joining ITEP in 2015, Aidan focused on state and local budget policy at The Pew Charitable Trusts. In that role she led research, authored reports, and provided technical assistance to help states improve their long-term fiscal health. Prior, Aidan focused on the property tax and a range of issues affecting low-income families while working with the District of Columbia’s Office of Revenue Analysis and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy. Aidan has also consulted, providing fiscal and policy analysis, for Vermont’s Joint Fiscal Office and Barrett and Greene, Inc.
Aidan holds a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.aidan at itep.org
Recent Publications and Posts view more
The Real Impact of State Tax Cuts
This op-ed was originally published by Route Fifty and co-written by ITEP State Director Aidan Davis and Center on Budget…
Deep Public Investment Changes Lives, Yet Too Many States Continue to Seek Tax Cuts
When state budgets are strong, lawmakers should put those revenues toward building a stronger and more inclusive society for the long haul. Yet, many state lawmakers have made clear that their top priority is repeatedly cutting taxes for the wealthy.
Media Mentions view more
Governing: What's Driving This Year's Ambitious Tax Cuts?
Revenues are slowing but lawmakers, at least in red states, have continued to enact major tax cuts this year. Read…
The New Republic: The Future of the Expanded Child Tax Credit Is With the States (for Now)
Congress failed to renew the wildly successful measure, but state lawmakers across the country are working to bring it back.…