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.
Community Development Block Grants and "BUILD" infrastructure grants are among the programs the appropriations legislation proposes spending levels for.
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.
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The House Appropriations Committee included the spending increase in fiscal 2019 legislation for water and energy programs.
But the growth spurt may be short-lived.
The credit rating agency released its annual U.S. states budget analysis this week.
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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.
Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
It will now be up to the court to decide whether to reverse a legal precedent that dates back to an era before internet sales.
Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.
With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.
Investment shortfalls, insufficient contributions reduced funded levels for public worker retirement plans
The U.S. Supreme Court is the quickest path to a national ruling that frees up $250 million and counting in Byrne JAG funds—possibly as soon as June 2019.
Benefit reductions can save money, but may also be making it tougher to attract workers to state and local government.
Pentagon budget changes will affect each differently
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