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The current state of state finances

Jan 16, 2014
Most states are doing good when it comes to their balance sheet, even capturing that elusive word -- surplus!
Posted In: states, local government finances, surplus

Want better government? Use cost-benefit analysis

Jul 29, 2013
Non-profits are working with state governments to increase use of cost-benefit analyses to learn whether programs and policies are worth it.
Posted In: cost, policy, public policy, pew, states

Economic power shift: From the coasts to central states

Jun 7, 2013
Investment analyst and author Meredith Whitney says the new geography of American prosperity is changing.
Posted In: states, municipality

Meredith Whitney on the 'Fate of the States'

Jun 4, 2013
In her new book, "Fate of the States," Meredith Whitney says the middle of the country will see the most economic opportunity.
Posted In: business opportunities, states, moving, book

What is the most stressful state?

Apr 26, 2013
When you think of stress centers around the country, New York City or Washington D.C. may come to mind. But according to a new poll from Gallup, the people of West Virginia, Rhode Island and Kentucky are the most stressed.
Posted In: states, Gallup, stress

Selling a state slogan, from 'I Love New York' to 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Jan 11, 2013
Michigan's state tourism slogan "Pure Michigan" got caught in political crossfire this week. What's your state slogan? And does it best represent your state?
Posted In: states, slogan

Pew study: States overspending on tax incentives

Dec 14, 2012
New study says some states are writing blank checks for incentives that don't pay off.
Posted In: states, tax incentive, pew research center

The fiscal cliff could increase state revenues

Nov 16, 2012
If federal lawmakers can't agree on tax deductions, states could have a larger pool of money to tax.
Posted In: tax, states, fiscal cliff

The growing income gap, state by state

Nov 15, 2012
A new analysis highlights states with wide income inequality, and suggests ways to narrow the gap.
Posted In: Income Gap, states, progressive tax, minimum wage

The best states for business in 2012

Jul 11, 2012
CNBC has come out with its annual ranking of the best states for business. This year, Texas was number one.
Posted In: cost of living, states, Top 10 States

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