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.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is asking leaders on Capitol Hill to refrain from legislating around the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Seth Grove is pushing for consensus budget forecasting.
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.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Sidewalk vending decriminalization in California … the most cost-effective bus lane enforcement … and Miami’s mystery fountain.
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.
A common message in many states: ‘Save a trip, skip the line and renew online.’
New data from the Census Bureau show how median household income levels stacked up around the U.S. in 2017.
In November, voters in Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Utah will decide whether independent commissioners instead of state lawmakers should draw draw congressional and state legislative maps.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | School districts still scrambling for bus drivers … Mich. county removes massive “fatberg” from sewer … and a Fla. city OKs a ban on lawn fertilizer.
New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau offer a look at the states and metro areas that have been grappling with the nation’s highest poverty rates, as well as income inequality.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Delaware’s opioid legislative package … a flotilla of boats vs. Fla.’s red tide … and a Wyo. county commissioner rescued from mountain.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s modular apartment plan … La. court blocks New Orleans art law … and “you can't use taxpayers' money to pay your tithe to your church.”
Several states started to allow sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning a federal ban. More are expected to follow.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas anti-tax activist wants higher taxes … Casper, Wyo.’s massive sale tax error … and a frozen “blob” prompts an Alaska highway relocation.
In California, a large-scale pilot program will test the concept of "food is medicine" with a thousand patients who have congestive heart failure.
The state is the first to move forward with new requirements for beneficiaries.
Sign up for our daily newsletter: