The increase in annual spending is largely due to rising health-care costs and increased investment in transportation.
Why businesses and employees from around the country have flocked to the desert in Nevada.
State and local stakeholders were blindsided by an aspect of the tax bill that would eliminate tax-free financing for many large government projects.
And the report card isn't good: Most states failed to balance their budgets without resorting to one-time fixes or underfunding pensions, among other violations.
A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use.
The ballot measure was widely supported by lenders and real estate agents. Critics warn that it's “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”