STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fact-checking Trump’s claims on Calif. wildfires … a big N.M. groundwater ruling … and Detroit’s dismal rental inspection compliance.
COMMENTARY | The Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to tax online commerce beyond their borders should be front and center at the National Conference of State Legislatures meeting this week.
Mini-bonds are similar to traditional municipal bonds, but on a smaller scale.
A majority of states saw gains in federal dollars as a share of state revenue in fiscal 2016.
Population declines, an aging workforce and sluggish job growth pose challenges.
COMMENTARY | Communities are leveraging savings from energy conservation improvements for maintenance and other needs.
Route Fifty asked local government officials what is most important to their communities’ future. Their answers may surprise you.
The Golden State’s finances are far more golden than when Jerry Brown found them seven and a half years ago.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Spokane eliminates parking minimums in some areas … Florida audit looks at state procurement cards … and Columbus passes new anti-panhandling law.
A new analysis looks at population growth across the states, which is tied to state finances. Only two states saw a population drop over the last decade.
The Supreme Court's ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair scraps a precedent that dates back to the heyday of mail order catalogs.
Small businesses are struggling in California's recreational marijuana industry, hurting state revenue and prompting lawmakers to look how to improve participation in the regulated market—instead of the black market.
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.
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