Undue Burden

SPUR Report November 12, 2020
Sales taxes are a common revenue-raising tool, but they also play a role in reinforcing structural inequality. Every consumer pays the same tax rate at the register, but low-income households pay a higher percentage of their income. In a new report, SPUR explores three options for instituting a low-income sales tax credit or supplement to help create a more equitable tax code.

Time to Reform Bay Area Sales Taxes

News November 12, 2020
Taxes are more than revenue-raising tools: They reflect our collective sense of fairness and shared values. But most sales taxes are regressive, which means they hit low-income households hardest. A new SPUR report argues that a sales tax credit or similar cash benefit could address these impacts and advance a more just tax code and a more equitable region.

San Francisco and California November 2020 Voter Guide

Voter Guide November 2020
This election, SPUR analyzed all local and state measures on the San Francisco ballot. Our analysis includes the background behind the measures, pros and cons, and a recommendation on how to vote.

San José and California November 2020 Voter Guide

Voter Guide November 2020
This election, SPUR analyzed all local and state measures on the San José ballot. Our analysis includes the background behind the measures, pros and cons, and a recommendation on how to vote.

Oakland and California November 2020 Voter Guide

Voter Guide November 2020
This election, SPUR analyzed all local and state measures on the Oakland ballot. Our analysis includes the background behind the measures, pros and cons, and a recommendation on how to vote.

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