Finance

In South Dakota, a Test Case for Online Sales Taxes

Provoked by legislators, online retailers have filed a lawsuit against the state that could have taxing consequences nationwide.

Pension Envy: Lessons From Well-Managed Plans

Bad press has blurred the fact that not all public pension plans are underfunded and overly generous.

The Great Recession's Lessons on Rainy Day Funds

At least one state is using the experience to find a new way to prepare for the next recession.

States Start Making Colleges Work for Funding

At least 20 states are developing performance-based systems for funding higher education. The impact varies widely from state to state.

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