COMMENTARY | Here’s why preliminary observations and estimates from the recent ‘Fiscal Survey of the States’ could significantly change, according to New Jersey’s former state budget director and comptroller.
New research looks at "non-recurring" state budget collections.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Colo. wildfires … San Francisco mayoral race still in limbo … Lyme disease on Staten Island … and Va. Beach council members want city manager fired.
A new analysis shows benefits of considering a range of factors and scenarios.
Mayor Jim Strickland and others are interested in "de-annexing" parts of the city.
President Trump signed the legislation on Thursday.
Gambling experts warn that starry-eyed lawmakers might be overestimating their haul from legalized sports betting.
Stress tests help policymakers plan for the next recession.
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.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Atlanta mayor introduces new city hall transparency ordinance … Minnesota’s graying farming community … and an Indiana city's train museum eviction dispute.
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.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rideshare protests in Portland … Philly council considers vetoes for real estate assessments … Iowa lawmakers trim energy-efficiency rebates … and Funkmaster Flex’s police escort.
New law builds on earlier steps toward better fiscal management
Ohio and West Virginia were among the states that fared well in the rankings.
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