After several years of growth, the amount states are socking away in rainy day funds has slowed.
Observers say Kansas is trying to “end bad economic news by not reporting it.” It’s not the only state being accused of hindering transparency.
With less people and money, small towns are prone to making big and expensive errors. One company wants to change that.
In what could be a tumultuous year for state and local finances, these five issues are likely to take center stage.