Ohio and West Virginia were among the states that fared well in the rankings.
Mayors and others who took part in the lobbying effort are part of a newly formed coalition of small and mid-sized communities.
Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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.
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.
With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.
Investment shortfalls, insufficient contributions reduced funded levels for public worker retirement plans
The U.S. Supreme Court is the quickest path to a national ruling that frees up $250 million and counting in Byrne JAG funds—possibly as soon as June 2019.
Benefit reductions can save money, but may also be making it tougher to attract workers to state and local government.
Pentagon budget changes will affect each differently
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The funding is slated to go to 139 projects around the U.S.
It’s a factor state and local policy makers may want to account for.
The fiscal future now looks more stable for Pennsylvania’s second-largest city.
The city's finances face pressure from public employee pensions and added public school costs are on the horizon.
The legislation will rekindle the Secure Rural Schools program and beef-up Payments in Lieu of Taxes.
But sheriffs and police chiefs want requirements put in place that will prevent states from siphoning off much-needed funds, especially for treatment.
The legislation would beef-up Community Development Block Grant funding and TIGER grants would triple compared to FY 17. There are other notable increases as well.
“When Americans are buying more but the tax revenue is not rebounding, that’s just a measure of where young people are shopping,” according to Max Behlke of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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