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State Spending

Bruised States Take Step In Right Direction, Still Face Difficulties

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Most U.S. states reached a plateau of fiscal stability in 2012 as their revenues slowly grew, but they still face threats from escalating costs, high ...

Who's Increasing Tuition This Year?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

Things may finally be getting better for public college students. For the first time in 20 years, there will be no tuition hike at the University o...

In The Public Interest : States Make Spending More Transparent, but Some Far Ahead of Others

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Transparency in government expenditures promotes fiscal responsibility, checks corruption, and bolsters public confidence in government. We need more of it.

NY Times: Debt Deal Does 'Real Damage' At The Local Level

The New York Times | Editors | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

States and cities had already endured a harrowing three-year financial slide when the debt-ceiling crisis darkened their outlooks even further. In the...

Illinois Treasurer: State Verging On 'Financial Disaster'

Posted 07.30.2011 | Business

Illinois is "on the verge of a financial disaster" as payments on the state's debt have skyrocketed, Treasurer Dan Rutherford said on Monday. Illin...

On the Road to Recovery, Smart Transportation Policies Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

By prioritizing the care of existing infrastructure and public transportation, states can stretch precious transportation dollars further, put more Americans back to work, and help our economy grow.

States Slashing Social Safety Nets

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Battered by the recession and the deepest and most widespread budget deficits in several decades, a large majority of states are slicing into their so...