The $14 billion package lawmakers passed this week appears to be going nowhere fast—at least for now.
A new analysis identifies states that have sent more money to Washington than they saw in returned federal spending.
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.
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.
Newly issued data show the financial challenge posed by "other post-employment benefits."
Across the U.S. governors are rolling out their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal cycle.
The sum earned by investment managers from one pension fund exceeded employee contributions for the same period.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week proposed issuing bonds to improve the city’s pension funding levels. Is that a good idea?
New York currently makes the most off its estate tax, but California has the most to gain, a liberal policy group argues.
U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates show mounting fiscal pressures over the next 50 years.
COMMENTARY | New Jersey’s former budget director and state comptroller highlights some of the good, bad and the ugly budget practices.
“Eliminating this debt cliff removes another major roadblock for Detroit’s long-term recovery,” according to Mayor Mike Duggan.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mayoral memo on e-scooter geofencing … active-shooter kits for police … and improving Boston-area commuter rail.
New York City's mass transit system has been facing financial stress and service problems. Could legalizing pot help?
“This isn’t just a GM issue. People aren’t buying cars” like they once did, according to Lordstown, Ohio Mayor Arno Hill. “We’ve prepared for this.”
Lawmakers in Platte County, Missouri are hesitant to assist in picking up the tab for bonds related to a retail project.
Comparison of states provides insight into their ability to weather an economic downturn
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.
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