A new update by researchers re-examines Seattle's increase to a $15 minimum wage over a three-year period.
But would Proposition 5 ease the state’s housing crisis?
Proponents of the initiative believe it could attract billions of dollars of new investment to struggling communities.
But experts caution pot tax revenue doesn’t necessarily solve state budget problems.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rare polio-like disease spreads to 22 states … Tornado Alley’s eastward shift … and disaster unemployment insurance in Florida.
“The number of dollars that are flooding to the space right now, far outpace the pace that we can actually deploy that capital responsibly,” says an executive at one investment firm.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Minnesota data breach … Fresno officials scoff at proposed e-scooter fines … and N.Y.C. pension funds warm up to de Blasio divestment plan.
The new economic development program is of interest to state and local leaders.
Trend that started before the 529 program’s 2017 expansion could affect federal and state costs
Much of the nation’s exported soybeans went to China last year. Production is concentrated in a handful of states.
You could dial 1-800-CALL-FBI. But there’s a better way.
The NFL is throwing its weight behind a federal framework, while the gaming industry blamed “burdensome” taxes and laws for the allure of illegal sports books.
Similar rankings have attracted scrutiny in the past.
Maryland enacted changes to save billions of dollars on health care coverage for retired public employees. But a rollback of prescription drug benefits has led to a court challenge.
Low Federal Reserve interest rates are a concern as well when it comes to how the nation will respond to the next recession.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is asking leaders on Capitol Hill to refrain from legislating around the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Seth Grove is pushing for consensus budget forecasting.
An Important Pension Lesson: Why You Shouldn’t Use ‘Discount Rate’ and ‘Investment Rate’ Interchangeably
COMMENTARY | New Jersey’s former state comptroller and budget director discusses why pension rules for the discount rate are confusing, not comparable and troubling.
New research shows that some states have improved their ability to cope with a recession. Others remain less prepared.
Many states are looking at how they can tax more online sales. But for states that don't collect sales tax, the issue is different.
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