GOP House members say Democrats’ claim that eliminating the deduction has hurt ordinary taxpayers is a “false narrative.”
A federal law has led to years of messy litigation over levies on locomotive diesel.
South Dakota's retirement system for public employees has been over 90 percent funded for nearly two decades. The state's investment officer discusses how its assets are managed.
Oklahoma and Idaho are the latest states to launch budget transparency websites as a way to give residents access to real-time agency spending data.
A new report estimates state expenditures will grow to $883 billion and rainy day funds will reach $68.2 billion in fiscal 2019.
Taxpayers won't be able to write off contributions they make as charitable donations, if they receive tax credits in return.
COMMENTARY | An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the U.S. economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
Fort Collins, Colorado uses a "budgeting for outcomes" system that officials say prioritizes initiatives that are likely to help the city achieve its overall goals.
New research takes a look at the lingering mark the downturn left on state budgets.
Public employee unions have decried the pension measure as unfair, but Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and others have framed it as a needed step to ease the strain on government finances.
The Economic Cost of Devastating Hurricanes and Other Extreme Weather Events is Even Worse Than We Thought
With hurricane season starting in June, coastal areas should understand the comprehensive cost of storm damage.
The escalation of tariffs would add $17 billion in new taxes at the 5 percent rate and $86 billion at the 25 percent rate.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Connecticut mandates climate change education in schools … Texas legislature allocates no money for Census outreach … Baltimore recovers from ransomware attack.
A new report argues that the practice should be more widespread, and should fund sustainable jobs for the communities most affected by drug enforcement policies of the past and present.
COMMENTARY | The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
The House was unable to approve a package of disaster relief funds destined for states hit by hurricanes, wildfires and flooding after a Republican lawmaker lodged an objection Tuesday.
COMMENTARY | Randomly selected Stockton residents are receiving $500 a month. The experiment might prove that guaranteed income works.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Code for America turns ten and looks for a new leader … New mayor says Chicago suburb’s bureaucracy in shambles … Louisiana braces as Midwest flood waters flow south.
COMMENTARY | The federal government hurt state and local governments’ ability to invest in our failing infrastructure last year; now they have a chance to correct that mistake.
The New York City comptroller has proposed directing $250,000 to an abortion access fund in response to tightening abortion restrictions around the country.
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