Finance

Obama's Last Budget: The Breakdown for States and Localities

The president's budget outlines ambitious spending proposals in health care and infrastructure -- though their likelihood of passing is slim.

How Oil States Are Dealing With Sinking Prices and Revenue

The states most dependent on oil tax revenues have different ways of dealing with the industry slowdown.

Climate Change and Credit Ratings

The growing intensity of natural disasters is a threat to state and local governments’ fiscal stability. How can they protect their finances and the environment?

Having a Rainy Day Fund, But Not Knowing How to Spend It

Some states have millions in savings that they don't know when or how to use. A new report suggests ways to better manage their money.

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