A critical tool for preventing the illegal hiring of undocumented workers hasn’t been used uniformly even in the states that require it.
New law builds on earlier steps toward better fiscal management
Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The share of middle-class households grew more in Montana than in any other state between 2013 and 2016.
Investment shortfalls, insufficient contributions reduced funded levels for public worker retirement plans
Pentagon budget changes will affect each differently
In its first year, Minnesota's reinsurance pool has performed even better than expected.
Lawmakers states that pioneered recreational marijuana legalization have been reluctant to allow home delivery, even in an era when consumers are used to getting more items delivered.
A look at the job that puts analytics to use in decision-making.
Mix of total funding from federal grants varied by state
Some states have already moved to toughen their data breach laws as the number of incidents increases.
So-called permitless carry laws now are in effect in more than 10 states.
The debate over the past few months illustrates how difficult it will be for gun-control advocates to enact other changes state by state.
But the bad news: “But we’re still seeing rates of overdose that are leaps and bounds higher than what we were seeing a decade ago and far beyond any other country in the world.”
Most states recorded more robust growth in overall tax collections at the start of fiscal 2018, according to preliminary data collected by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. But federal tax reform has brought plenty of uncertainty.
Nationwide, the list of syringe exchanges, both official and unofficial, has grown by about 15 percent a year for the past three years, with the fastest growth in Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio.
States say earmarks unclog the wheels of government. But what about wasteful spending?
Despite the third-longest U.S. economic recovery on record, lackluster growth in state tax collections has left many policymakers with little wiggle room to balance their budgets.
Sports betting bills have been filed in some 20 states, ranging from ones detailing exactly how the sports betting would work to mere placeholders that would allow for specific language once the case is decided.
Some states have struggled to save given sluggish tax revenue growth and have had to make more recent withdrawals from fiscal reserves.
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