It’s not always easy to understand how they’re determined, but New Jersey’s former comptroller and budget director discusses the nuts and bolts of this important revenue source.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A new idea to fund state pensions in Kentucky … this California county has the most wind turbines in the nation … and Atlantic City’s worst days are behind it.
The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Possible early season tropical system … S.C. bag tax preemption … Minneapolis may increase age to purchase tobacco … and Baltimore’s incinerator reliance.
Already hit by falling agricultural commodity prices, retaliatory tariffs would effectively kick producers while they’re down.
All three major components of personal income—work earnings, transfers such as Social Security benefits, and property income—rose over the past 10 years. Among the factors that shape personal income, effects vary by state.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | CVS move surprises transit agency … Philly jury’s $10 million award … a ‘breakthrough compromise’ in Alaska … and Idaho's new grizzly bear season.
Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Atlanta mayor introduces new city hall transparency ordinance … Minnesota’s graying farming community … and an Indiana city's train museum eviction dispute.
Supermajority tax measures have been pushed since the 1990s by deep-pocketed lobbying groups.
But the growth spurt may be short-lived.
The credit rating agency released its annual U.S. states budget analysis this week.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rideshare protests in Portland … Philly council considers vetoes for real estate assessments … Iowa lawmakers trim energy-efficiency rebates … and Funkmaster Flex’s police escort.
Tax-exempt advance refunding helped state and local governments save billions of dollars in recent years.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Arizona teacher walkouts to continue … Gary to cancel its air show for second time … Nashville transit vote … and companies scoop up their scooters in Austin.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | N.Y. plans new assistance for Puerto Rico recovery ... N.M. legal battle over secret recordings … Richmond, Va. is an eviction hub … and a “silent impasse” at an Ohio village hall.
New law builds on earlier steps toward better fiscal management
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.
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