Economic Scene: Tax Plan Aims to Slay a Reagan Target: The Government Beast

By denying deductions for state and local taxes, the Republicans seek to force high-tax states run by Democrats to capitulate.

Square Feet: Factories or Runways? Municipal Airports Face Economic Pressure

July 18, 2017 Square Feet By STEVE FRIESS DETROIT — Coleman Young International Airport was once one of the nation’s busiest airports and a thriving piece of Detroit’s economy. But like so much else in the city, it festered for decades after the...

Turf Battles: Blue Cities Want to Make Their Own Rules. Red States Won’t Let Them.

Turf Battles By EMILY BADGER July 6, 2017 At a time when Democrats are locked out of power from the White House, both chambers of Congress, the majority of governor’s offices and three-fifths of the country’s state houses, their ideas at least...