In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast policy series, host and Eversheds Sutherland Partner Nikki Dobay is rejoined by Jared Walczak, Vice President of State Projects at the Tax Foundation, to discuss the fall ballot initiative season.

Jared shares his perspective about the fall ballot initiatives he’s keeping an eye on, including those in Idaho, San Francisco, Massachusetts, California, Colorado and Oregon.

They conclude with Nikki’s surprise non-tax question – what’s the difference between a national park and a national forest?

The Eversheds Sutherland State and Local Tax team has been engaged in state tax policy work for years, tracking tax legislation, helping clients gauge the impact of various proposals, drafting talking points and rewriting legislation. Partner Nikki Dobay, who has an extensive background in tax policy, hosts this series, which is focused on state and local tax policy issues.

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Note: This episode was recorded on September 7, and following the recording, the proponents of the Idaho ballot initiative pulled it off the ballot.




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