Rep. Dan Kildee, of Michigan, believes his efforts could gain new traction in a Democratic controlled House.
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.
Currently, none are in that demographic category.
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.
New research offers a dim assessment of some of the most poorly funded state and local public retirement systems.
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.
There's widespread confusion over which programs are reimbursable, according to the federal Government Accountability Office.
The legislation gets mixed reviews, as funding provisions in it are weaker than they were in an earlier draft.
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.
That's according to the latest National League of Cities fiscal conditions report.
Total rainy-day balances have improved since their low point but still have fallen short of pre-recession levels.
Tax bases and unemployment figures appear to be holding strong against the blazes.
Economic experts on Tuesday discussed some considerations that surround the pending project.
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