Finance

Why States’ Tax-Cut Fever Has Subsided

After watching tax-slashing states struggle financially, some governors and legislators have stopped calling for cuts. But that doesn’t mean they won’t start again.

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.

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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