Sports Betting Not Proving to Be a Tax Bonanza For States

Revenues have largely been modest and in some places have fallen far short of projections.

Pensions Have Shifted To Riskier Investments, Ratings Agency Finds

But the new report says that this trend isn’t necessarily producing stronger returns.

Nine States Where Tax Revenues Have Been Slow to Recover Since the Great Recession

Budgets remain off in some states nearly a decade after the downturn ended, a new analysis shows.

Considering a ‘Progressive’ Income Tax in a Fiscally-Stressed State

What if Illinois scraps its flat tax structure and made higher earners pay more? A new study offers possible insights.

Not Out of the Woods Yet—State Borrows $100 Million As it Looks to Solve Forest Controversy

The story of Oregon's Elliott State Forest is one of logging, litigation, old trees, imperiled animals, and school funding.

States See Sales Tax Growth After Supreme Court Ruling

South Dakota v. Wayfair opened the door for new collections from online retailers, with several states currently considering plans.

Trump's Budget Calls for Lower Medicaid Spending, New Infrastructure Money

The president's fiscal 2020 spending plan also renews calls for cutting popular grant programs.

Latest School Superintendent Salary Figures Highlighted in New Research

The figures show variations between male and female superintendents and school district sizes.

Appeal to Trump on SALT Cap Appears to Get Cool Reception

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says "there is no more vital long-term issue" for his state's finances than a limit on the state and local tax costs taxpayers can write off on their federal returns.

State Tax Revenue Makes Biggest Gains in Seven Years

Revenue collections were boosted by favorable economic conditions, robust stock market returns in 2017 and the first half of 2018, and state policy actions.

States See a Slip in Tax Collections That's Not Totally Unexpected

The federal tax overhaul and stock market volatility help to explain some recent income tax revenue trends.

Vermont Governor’s Plan to Pay Out-of-Staters to Take a Job in His State

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania lt. gov.’s marijuana listening tour … Florida secretary of state resigns … and the cause of the 2017 Tubbs Fire is ID’d.

A State Pension Proposal That Promises Near-Term Savings, But Higher Future Costs

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly included the “reamortization” plan in her first budget. It’s proving to be controversial.

White House Snubs Disaster Relief Funds Proposed in House Bill

The $14 billion package lawmakers passed this week appears to be going nowhere fast—at least for now.

The States That Give and Get the Most Federal Dollars

A new analysis identifies states that have sent more money to Washington than they saw in returned federal spending.

City Leader Wants Residents to Try Balancing the Parks and Rec Budget

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Federal shutdown delays hurricane recovery funds … another Flint water crisis plea deal …. and confusion comes with Conn. town’s pay-per-bag trash collection proposal.

New Governor Has 1st State Budget Due This Week

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Minn. is falling behind on goals to reduce emissions … Airbnb sees big growth in rural areas … and a lawsuit could drain Pa. transit funding.

Retiree Health Care Liabilities Keep Stacking Up For States

Newly issued data show the financial challenge posed by "other post-employment benefits."