During his first State of the State address, Nevada’s newly elected Gov. Steve Sisolak proposed several spending measures within a balanced budget that includes no new taxes.
A new budget proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat exploring a 2020 presidential bid, calls for increasing the state’s operating budget by 20 percent, increasing taxes, and spending more on orca and salmon recovery than on the number one issue voters said is their top priority: mental health.
Prior to the new rules implemented by the Trump administration to strengthen work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), some Republican governor-led states had already begun implementing restrictions and eliminated the practice of submitting “geographic area waivers.”
Louisiana has for many years fallen near or at the bottom of studies ranking the states’ fiscal health. In response, the nonprofit free market Pelican Institute launched its first comprehensive tax reform proposal of 2019, called Jobs and Opportunity Agenda for Louisiana.
According to new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2018 was the seventh consecutive year of declining tax burden in the Badger State.
Gov. Scott Walker leaves office next week, finishing his second term by posting a budget surplus for the eighth year in a row. Wisconsin ended last fiscal year with a $588.5 million surplus and will start 2018-2019 with the second-highest opening balance since 2000.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) year-end review of the fiscal health of states and local governments paints a grim picture for 2019.
A watchdog group estimates recent audit of fraudulent Medicaid payments totaling nearly $2 billion “is really closer to $60 billion.”
The Trump administration is revising a 22-year-old federal regulation that has enabled states to acquire geographic area waivers exempting able-bodied adults without dependents (ABWDs) from having to work or undergo job training to receive taxpayer-funded food stamp benefits.
A new report by Pew Trusts points to economic improvement for states overall, but highlights ten – including Illinois – whose expenses still exceed their revenues ten years after the Great Recession.