Finance

Underfunding of Research Offers States an Economic Opportunity

Research and development may be one of the best ways to boost local economies, yet states (and the feds) have slowed spending on it.

Supreme Court Ruling on Maryland's Double Income Tax Could Impact Other States and Localities

The court deemed Maryland's local tax on out-of-state income unconstitutional, meaning municipalities will have to pay millions in tax refunds.

States, Not Just Feds, Struggle to Keep Gas Tax Revenue Flowing

According to a Governing analysis, two-thirds of states' fuel taxes have failed to keep up with inflation, forcing lawmakers to revisit the politically fraught issue of raising taxes.

Why It Might Finally Get Easier to Access Public Data

Congress is looking into legislation that would make state and local data more accessible.

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