My 1099-MIsc is from the organization contracted by the state but my consulting work is with a state agency. Largely I work at the state agency office. Can I be considered a fee-basis state official? I see my deductions for travel and home office would only count this year if I say I'm a state official. I have taken these deductions in the past but with the new cap on deductions, they would not help me unless I say I'm a state govt official.
You are not a fee-basis state official. A fee-basis government official is someone who is compensated by collecting fees for his or her services, rather than being paid a salary or wages.