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.
Power lines coming into contact with trees causes many wildfires in California. Should utilities be held responsible or be allowed to pass on liability to ratepayers?
A new analysis shows benefits of considering a range of factors and scenarios.
The federal government this week will release data on how many people are contingent workers, temporary employees and work on contract.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Judge orders LePage to act on Maine Medicaid expansion … no big shakeup expected under Missouri’s new governor … and Baltimore’s unofficial sewage overflow.
Mayor Jim Strickland and others are interested in "de-annexing" parts of the city.
President Trump signed the legislation on Thursday.
The city plans to undertake eight projects worth $12.9 million making its Westside more resilient to flooding.
Water and sewer utility provisions found in the Senate version of the legislation aren't included in the House draft.
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.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A new idea to fund state pensions in Kentucky … this California county has the most wind turbines in the nation … and Atlantic City’s worst days are behind it.
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.
The prospect of making changes to federally-backed drinking water and sewer lending programs is proving to be controversial.
“There’s a lot to like about this legislation,” said Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
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 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act would be authorized through 2021 under a bill released Thursday.
Supermajority tax measures have been pushed since the 1990s by deep-pocketed lobbying groups.
But the growth spurt may be short-lived.
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