Finance

Flagstaff Funds Wildfire Prevention with Bonds

The Arizona city is likely the only in the country to pay for wildfire prevention with bond money and is being looked to as a national model for leveraging federal funds.

Alaska’s Oil and Identity at Stake on Ballot

In a state with an economy and government reliant on diminishing oil revenue, voters will decide whether to repeal a law that's designed to spur oil development but help the at-times corrupt oil industry.

Should Someone Audit Government Auditors?

There's a push for local governments to establish independent audit committees.

States Try to Prepare for the Economy’s Wild Ride

Partially because of tax policies, state budgets have become increasingly unpredictable. But a few states are finding ways to manage the craziness.

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