But it's not clear how all those states would make up for the lost revenue, and Ms. Rueben said she's not aware of any state in modern history that has eliminated an income tax.
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"Detroit has been in decline since the 1960s, when auto plants began to close and the city started hemorrhaging jobs," said Kim Rueben, an analyst at the Urban Institute. "Its population declined from 2 million in 1950 to less than 700,000 today,"
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