The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Budget hosted a recent media call to express concern about what Bloomberg describes as “the 25 state governments looking at income tax cuts,” in addition to other tax cuts largely focused on property taxes. While states are looking to disgorge “surpluses fattened by gluts of federal spending,” as Bloomberg characterizes it, “These cuts are going to have long-term implications for states’ abilities to fund core services,” according to Aidan Davis, state policy director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. “The end result is either going to be higher taxes for poor people in the middle class, or big cuts to services that we all use, and we all count on.” Wesley Tharpe, deputy director of state policy research for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities labels the bipartisan efforts to trim taxes as “evidence of how deeply ingrained some of these stale, outdated, non-evidence-based tropes around tax cuts are,” he asserts. “The track record from what we’ve seen nationwide, as well as expert research really don’t support those claims,” Tharp adds.