Kraken Crypto Exchange Responds to New York Attorney General in Snarky Way

There's a historical grudge that the crypto industry holds with regulators in the Empire State.

Why More School Districts Are Holding Class Just Four Days a Week

Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Online Sales Tax Case

It will now be up to the court to decide whether to reverse a legal precedent that dates back to an era before internet sales.

Community-Driven Approaches to Equity to Receive $10M to Grow

The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to create the Communities Thrive Challenge, which will have 10 winners.

41 States See Their Low-Income Residents Living in the Most Flood-Prone Areas

An effort to make the National Flood Insurance Program more affordable for them would necessite private-sector involvement, according to a new FEMA report.

No Matter How the Supreme Court Rules, Don't Bank On an Online Sales Tax Boom

Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.

Nevada Fears Loss of Chinese Gamblers If Trade War Escalates

Beijing sees your tariffs and raises you its high-stakes baccarat players.

Supreme Court Prepares to Reconsider Limits on State, Local Tax Authority

With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.

Pension Crisis Forces Some Oregon Localities to ‘Do Less With Less’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kentucky governor apologizes … Idaho vs. feds … Philly tax fatigue ... San Diego’s sidewalk lawsuits … and Minnesota’s long winter continues.

Why Would the Government Stop States From Helping Student Borrowers?

Massachusetts, Maine, and others want to police companies that collect loan payments. The Department of Education says they can't.

The State Pension Funding Gap: 2016

Investment shortfalls, insufficient contributions reduced funded levels for public worker retirement plans

Public Pension Cuts Appear to Be Stifling Recruitment, Study Finds

Benefit reductions can save money, but may also be making it tougher to attract workers to state and local government.

Treasury Department, IRS Announce 'Opportunity Zone' Designations

The initial round of zone approvals under the new economic development program covers 15 states and three territories.

Key Takeaways From a New Survey of Municipal Bond Analysts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trump suggests prosecution for mayor … Oklahoma teacher strike pushes into 5th day; county’s gift card scandal prompts changes … why St. Louis didn’t make the Amazon HQ2 cut … and Minnesota stinkbugs are on the move.

Ways to Increase Impact and Limit Costs of Business Incentives

A new study from the Upjohn Institute provides guidance to state and local governments for analyzing options.

U.S. Farmers Are 'Collateral Damage' in Trump's China Trade Dispute

States that produce some of these agricultural commodities are pawns in the president's tit-for-tat with Beijing.

Trump’s Complaints About Amazon Have a Historical Precedent

The fraught history of government-subsidized package delivery.