state finances

State and local governments as a whole have kept spending growth in line with revenues growth and so have contained the flow of red ink. This is good news, even with all the caveats. There are, however, longer-term concerns.
State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday.
“We are seeing moderate improvement," Scott Pattison, the NASBO executive director, said on a conference call with reporters
WASHINGTON -- Calling for an end to "uncertainty" from the federal government, along with greater flexibility for state governments
"This is the reason we think many state proposals that have not gotten traction in the past will be heard," ITEP executive
"In the meantime you can expect sales tax to continue to decline," he said. The fall 2012 version of the Fiscal Survey of
There will be two big stars at the Republican National Convention, and neither of them will be Mitt Romney. One will, of
The NCSL also found that Medicaid remains a concern for state leaders, echoing both the State Budget Crisis Task Force and
Ravitch and Volcker also recommended that federal and state officials work together on Medicaid and health care costs. States
CSP II, Colorado's newest solitary confinement prison, cost several hundred million dollars. We've used a small part for one year and are about to mothball it. It will likely never again be used for any purpose.