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.
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"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 »
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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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