Only small towns and school districts facing significant damage and weak liquidity will likely feel pressure, according to Moody’s.
Rep. Dan Kildee, of Michigan, believes his efforts could gain new traction in a Democratic controlled House.
Nearly one-third of workers in St. Paul, Minnesota will be seeing pay increases, eventually.
COMMENTARY | Any fiscal expert looking at New Jersey’s budget situation would quickly come to the conclusion that the underfunded pension system is the place to start, the state’s former comptroller and budget director says.
The initiative drew over $20 million of support from soft drink companies and others. A similar proposal in Oregon failed.
A source of transportation funding in the state has been preserved.
The state is currently in the depths of a drought.
Currently, none are in that demographic category.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | More recycling sector disruption … Minneapolis alcohol vote; and a “sex for speedbumps” scandal in Florida.
The state wants to use the settlement in order to “reduce pollution and advance the clean economy.”
COMMENTARY | It is an opportunity to amplify your community's strengths.
An audit found that one-third of park visitors in this state didn’t pay an entrance fee.
COMMENTARY | "Baltimore put money down on its own creativity and has raked in results. Other cities should make the same bet," writes former Baltimore budget director Andrew Kleine, previewing his new book.
Two House members are advocating for the New Markets Tax Credit program to be extended in any post-election tax legislation.
Washington and Oregon voters will decide on measures that would prohibit certain taxes on sugary drinks and grocery businesses.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Super Typhoon Yutu’s destruction … Missing vote-by-mail applications in Ga. … Wis.’s slipping DMV performance … and Philly City Council honors Gritty mascot.
New research offers a dim assessment of some of the most poorly funded state and local public retirement systems.
New research shows that the heaviest losses affected a diverse set of states, ranging from Vermont to Texas.
A new update by researchers re-examines Seattle's increase to a $15 minimum wage over a three-year period.
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