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.
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.
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