Data-Z News

Browse news archives by scrolling down the page and clicking on the numbers to select additional pages.

Oklahoma City draws some MAPS to avoid public debt

AUGUST 5, 2020 | THE 101 POLICY CORNER

Debt is a very common aspect of life in the U.S. If you own a house, you might be paying off a loan you used to buy it, and it could be years before you’ve finished doing so. Cities do this too for large public projects, except their debt frequently takes shape as municipal bonds.

Should California borrow more or tax more?

AUGUST 5, 2020 | ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (CALIFORNIA) | by Dan Walters

The state budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed earlier this summer had been hastily adjusted to cope with projections that state revenues would plummet by tens of billions of dollars due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden recession it sparked.

Can N.J. borrow to balance the budget? We’re about to find out

AUGUST 5, 2020 | LEHIGH VALLEY LIVE (PENNSYLVANIA) | by Paul Mulshine

Thanks to Tropical Storm Isaias, the New Jersey Supreme Court could face an unprecedented question on Wednesday:

Pritzker warns of deep cuts to Illinois budget without federal economic aid

AUGUST 5, 2020 | THE SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN | by Peter Hancock

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that Illinois faces the prospect of having to make deep spending cuts over the rest of the fiscal year if Congress does not pass an economic relief package that helps states make up for the massive loss in revenue they’ve seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mendoza says state must have financial relief from federal government

AUGUST 5, 2020 | DAILY HERALD (ILLINOIS) | by Peter Hancock

 Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is adding her voice to those warning that the state will face dire consequences if the federal government does not approve an economic aid package for state and local governments.

The COVID-19 pandemic is crushing state budgets. A federal bailout is still a bad idea

AUGUST 5, 2020 | REASON | by Eric Boehm

When it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to wreck the state's tax revenue, lawmakers in Utah got out their scissors.

Hundreds of Seattle employees out-earned the mayor in 2019

AUGUST 4, 2020 | THE CENTER SQUARE (WASHINGTON) | by Bethany Blankley

Hundreds of Seattle's city employees out-earned the mayor last year, according to a recent fiscal analysis of the city's salary data. 

States pull back on pension payments as virus ravages revenue

AUGUST 4, 2020 | ADVISOR PERSPECTIVES | by Martin Braun

Colorado and South Carolina have pulled back from making additional payments to their underfunded pensions, moves that may play out in other states that are struggling to balance budgets as the coronavirus ravages tax revenue.

Indoor gathering limit reduced; virus expenses nearly triple

AUGUST 4, 2020 | LINCOLN JOURNAL-STAR (NEBRASKA) | by Mike Catalini

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he's reducing the limit on indoor gatherings to 25% percent capacity, with a cap of 25 people down from 100.

Connecticut comptroller predicts $128 million deficit for recently completed fiscal year; states financial future depends on federal action

AUGUST 4, 2020 | THE HARTFORD COURANT | by Christopher Keating

The state comptroller projected Monday that Connecticut will finish the recently completed fiscal year with a $128.1 million deficit, adding that the future of the state’s economy will be dependent on federal action.

1  2  3  4  5  >  >> 
VIEW LESS