When it comes to controlling taxes in the long term, supermajority rules in state legislatures are more symbolic than effective
In 16 US states, a supermajority of legislators must agree on any new, or increase in existing taxes. But do such supermajority rules deter state legislatures from increasing taxes on citizens? In new research, Soomi Lee finds that in the short term, supermajority rule reduces the tax burden, but that this effect disappears after about 12 years.
In a democracy, […]