Population declines, an aging workforce and sluggish job growth pose challenges.
Farmers are seeing cancelled contracts at a time of already low prices.
New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey filed the lawsuit in federal court.
COMMENTARY | Communities are leveraging savings from energy conservation improvements for maintenance and other needs.
A new tool shows state to state, county to county, and city to city differences but offers an even more comprehensive picture.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released its estimates as the nation's debt and deficits are on the rise.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dystopian skies shroud San Francisco … what Duluth paid in Trump visit costs … and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Michigan mission.
The Golden State’s finances are far more golden than when Jerry Brown found them seven and a half years ago.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Spokane eliminates parking minimums in some areas … Florida audit looks at state procurement cards … and Columbus passes new anti-panhandling law.
Questions abound about how online retail sales tax policies will play out following a landmark Supreme Court decision.
A new analysis looks at population growth across the states, which is tied to state finances. Only two states saw a population drop over the last decade.
The Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair scraps a precedent that dates back to the heyday of mail order catalogs.
“If the farmers and ranchers aren’t making money, we feel it immediately in Great Falls.”
Small businesses are struggling in California's recreational marijuana industry, hurting state revenue and prompting lawmakers to look how to improve participation in the regulated market—instead of the black market.
The 5-4 decision in the case South Dakota v. Wayfair overturns a 1992 case that said states could only require internet retailers to collect sales taxes if they had a physical presence in the state.
COMMENTARY | Here’s why preliminary observations and estimates from the recent ‘Fiscal Survey of the States’ could significantly change, according to New Jersey’s former state budget director and comptroller.
Guidance for the “Opportunity Zones” program, which will provide tax breaks for investments in low-income areas, is still forthcoming.
New research looks at "non-recurring" state budget collections.
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