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State Fiscal Picture Brightens But Uncertainly Lingers Into 2014

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

John Celock

State Finances Uncertain

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

John Celock

Federal 'Uncertainty' Complicates State Fiscal Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Increased health care spending and uncertainty from the federal government over spending has complicated the fiscal picture for states a...

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 ...

Nate Willis

State Budget Crisis Outlined By New Report Draws Response From Government Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report has projected a $4 trillion shortfall for states and potentially dire consequences if they do not change their budget pract...

John Celock

States Face 'Threats To The Social Order' From Trillions In Worker Payments

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State finances are teetering with $4 trillion in unfunded liabilities to cover pensions and health care for state workers, along with re...

Nate Willis

Slow Growth Seen For State Finances

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

With state budgets experiencing an increase in both spending and revenues, the economy is showing signs of a slow, measured recovery, according to a n...

John Celock

Local Expenses And Federal Cuts Stretch States For 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

A rise in Medicaid costs, combined with the end of federal stimulus funds and a continued decline in property tax receipts at the local level will com...

Recent Jobs Gains Could Be 'Turning Point' For State Budget Crises

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The best hiring stretch in five years is helping governors and legislators narrow state budget gaps after two of the toughest years...

Governments Budgets CUT As Stimulus Runs Out

BusinessWeek | Rich Miller and Anthony Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Spending cuts by state and local governments from New York to California may act as a drag on the economy into 2011, only the second time in more than...

To Save Cash, Hundreds Of State Agencies Close Their Doors Today

wsj.com | LESLIE EATON, RYAN KNUTSON and PHILIP SHISHKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

California drivers can't line up to renew their licenses Friday. Wisconsin natives can't order copies of their birth certificates. Georgia consumers w...