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.
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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.
Some states and localities are more ready to deal with an economic downturn than others.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fact-checking Trump’s claims on Calif. wildfires … a big N.M. groundwater ruling … and Detroit’s dismal rental inspection compliance.
Meanwhile, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee warns the U.S. Supreme Court decision could “unleash chaos.”
Population declines, an aging workforce and sluggish job growth pose challenges.
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.
The Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair scraps a precedent that dates back to the heyday of mail order catalogs.
A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights some of the reasons policy makers may want to tackle the issue.
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