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How Much Do States Rely on Federal Funding?

There's a wide range of dependence across and within the states. Here's a state-by-state look at how welfare, education and roads could be impacted by the next budget that Trump signs.


When It Comes to Tax Incentives, How Transparent Is Your City?

A new report highlights major holes in local governments' online disclosure of how economic development dollars are spent.

Study: More Corrupt States Have Higher Public Debt

The link between corruption and debt is particularly prominent for private projects, such as stadiums.

Demographics Can Spell Trouble for a City's Finances

New Census data shows some cities have a lot of residents who consume more public services than they contribute in taxes. That can cause fiscal problems down the road.