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State Bankruptcy

Obama's Half Measures Won't Save the States

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Obama's proposed aid for state unemployment insurance programs may well prevent things from getting worse, but it will not generate significant gains in employment or the condition of state finances.

Washington State Joins Movement for Public Banking

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate of the Washington State Legislature that add Washington to the growing number of states actively moving to create public banking facilities.

The Metastasizing State Bankruptcy Meme

Reuters | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Talk of introducing legislation allowing states to declare bankruptcy began in earnest in November. A speech by Newt Gingrich was followed up by a big...

States Need Innovation Not Bankruptcy

David Adkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Adkins

While it is tempting for Washington to lecture the state governments, it would be far better for our national leaders to work with states to address our mutual budget challenges.

Cash-Strapped States Seeking A Way To Declare Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

States are looking for relief. As they confront massive debts and diminished revenue, some state officials are trying to determine whether they could...