Finance

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.

How Energy States Could Better Weather the Boom-and-Bust Cycle

As major oil-producing states face budget shortfalls, a new report calls on states to rethink how they’re collecting and spending severance tax revenues.

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