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Tax revenue vs. temptation: Legalized online sports betting creates a dilemma for problem gamblers
Where mobile betting is legal, it accounts for 90% of all wagers, one expert says. Do the pros outweigh the cons?
Why are some states experiencing a tax revenue surplus?
More than half of U.S. states took in as much or more in tax revenue between March 2020 and February 2021 than they did the year before.
How smokers have boosted state tax revenue during the pandemic
Some states got an unexpected bump from tobacco taxes. The number of people smoking has declined steadily, except in 2020.
State and local governments pinched as pandemic hits tax revenue
Many will be forced to tap rainy-day funds or turn to the bond market to make ends meet.
Garbage won't pile up during this government shutdown
A few lessons were learned in Washington, D.C., from the 2013 closure.