Finance

After Milestone Year of Recovery, State Spending to Slow

States' overall budgets finally surpassed pre-recession peaks this year -- but not everywhere.

The Tricky Trend That’s Blurring Budget Transparency

Governments’ increasing reliance on special funds can put them in financial and legal trouble.

Things You Didn't Know About Detroit's Historic Bankruptcy

Nathan Bomey, author of a new book on the largest Chapter 9 filing in U.S. history, reveals the unsung heroes and true timeline of the event.

Cost of Tax Breaks for States, Localities May Be Exposed

If approved, a new rule would make it easier for groups to challenge the tax exemptions that state and local governments get from the feds.

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