Finance

When It Comes to Tax Incentives, How Transparent Is Your City?

A new report highlights major holes in local governments' online disclosure of how economic development dollars are spent.

The Myth vs. the Truth About Regulating Payday Lenders

When state laws drive so-called "debt traps" to shut down, the industry moves its business online. Do their low-income customers follow?

Evidence-Based Programs Risk Losing Funding Under Trump

The president's budget director wants to eliminate a fund that supports research-backed state and local projects. It's won bipartisan support in the past. Will Congress step in to save it?

The Real Price of College

Most states don't keep track of how much they give to students and their families in tax breaks. That could be hurting their ability to make college affordable for all.

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