STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rare polio-like disease spreads to 22 states … Tornado Alley’s eastward shift … and disaster unemployment insurance in Florida.
The rosy outlook comes despite concerns over local economies and health-care costs.
Trend that started before the 529 program’s 2017 expansion could affect federal and state costs
Low Federal Reserve interest rates are a concern as well when it comes to how the nation will respond to the next recession.
Getting a grasp on deferred maintenance has proven to be difficult.
An Important Pension Lesson: Why You Shouldn’t Use ‘Discount Rate’ and ‘Investment Rate’ Interchangeably
COMMENTARY | New Jersey’s former state comptroller and budget director discusses why pension rules for the discount rate are confusing, not comparable and troubling.
New research shows that some states have improved their ability to cope with a recession. Others remain less prepared.
Many states are looking at how they can tax more online sales. But for states that don't collect sales tax, the issue is different.
That's according to the latest National League of Cities fiscal conditions report.
Oil and gas production increased by nearly half in New Mexico over the past year, 29 percent in Texas and Colorado, and 19 percent in North Dakota and Oklahoma, according to federal figures as of June.
COMMENTARY | County officials say that "payments in lieu of taxes" are necessary for providing key services, including fighting wildfires.
Several states started to allow sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning a federal ban. More are expected to follow.
The utility group wants the changes included in a final version of water infrastructure legislation taking shape in Congress.
Some of the communities selected will be able to begin building within a matter of months.
Total rainy-day balances have improved since their low point but still have fallen short of pre-recession levels.
Tax bases and unemployment figures appear to be holding strong against the blazes.
Economic experts on Tuesday discussed some considerations that surround the pending project.
Some states and localities are more ready to deal with an economic downturn than others.
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.
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