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Council on Foreign Relations State and Local Officials Bulletin
July 2014

July 2014

Immigration Reform Is Happening

While the federal government remains paralyzed by partisan politics, states and cities are picking up the slack and making progress on immigration reform, reports Shannon O'Neil, CFR senior fellow for Latin America studies. Read this article on ForeignPolicy.com to better understand the policies and reforms that have been adopted at the city, state, and municipal level.

 

CFR and State and Local Governments

The CFR State and Local Officials Initiative serves as a resource and forum for bipartisan discussion on international issues that affect the priorities and agendas of state and local governments, including the economy, trade and competitiveness, homeland security, public health, immigration, education, energy supply, and climate policy.

Email outreach@cfr.org to request CFR publications and ask how we can serve as a resource to you and your constituents.

Standard Deductions: U.S. Corporate Tax Policy

"While the U.S. government has stood still on corporate tax reform, most advanced countries have been lowering corporate tax rates, reducing tax breaks, and changing how they tax foreign profits," write Renewing America Director Edward Alden and Associate Director Rebecca Strauss, in this recent CFR report. Download the report »

Explore CFR's Backgrounders Portal

CFR's Backgrounders, one of our most popular resources, have been enhanced with images, graphs, and videos! More than seventy subjects can now be navigated by region, issue, most recent, and curated series. Visit the portal to browse the series. »

CFR Blog: Energy, Security, and Climate

Visit this blog to follow CFR experts as they examine the science and foreign policy surrounding climate change, energy, and nuclear security.

Most recently, CFR Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies Michael Levi discusses U.S. oil export policy.

Curtailing the Subsidy War Within the United States

Each year, U.S. state and local governments waste tens of billions of taxpayer dollars competing for business investment. This Policy Innovation Memorandum outlines incremental steps to curb inefficiencies, including greater disclosure and cost-benefit analyses. Read the memorandum »

 

 

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About CFR's State and Local Officials Initiative

The CFR State and Local Officials Initiative seeks to serve as a resource and forum for bipartisan discussion on pressing international issues that affect the priorities and agendas of state and local governments, including the economy, trade and competitiveness, homeland security, public health, immigration, and energy supply and climate policy. For more information, please contact Amy Cunningham, assistant director for the National Program & Outreach, at 212.434.9848 or outreach@cfr.org.

About the State and Local Officials Portal on CFR.org

CFR's State and Local Officials Portal, www.cfr.org/stateandlocal, is a resource and forum for discussion on international issues of local importance. This webpage serves as a guide to CFR's best materials on the topics that matter most to state and local officials and their constituents. In addition to a wide range of CFR materials—including work from the think tank, interviews with experts, meeting transcripts, and new backgrounders—users will find analysis and documents from other sources that have been carefully selected by the website's editorial staff for their relevance and quality.

 

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