State government will soon experience “profound” budget cuts because of a global pandemic and oil market crash, Gov. Mark Gordon said on Wednesday, though to what degree, when and how they will be applied remain to be seen.
The U.S. job market is so tight that some cities are offering bonuses to employees willing to relocate.
Forty-one U.S. states do not have enough money to pay their bills, collectively they have racked up $1.5 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
Top Interior Department officials worked privately with energy industry representatives during the first weeks of the Trump administration to suspend a new accounting system that would have forced companies to pay millions of dollars more in royalties to the government, documents show.
Got $50,000 laying around you can hand over to the state? Illinois taxpayers owe that much in debt racked up by state government.
Wyoming is lucky to essentially have $4.3 billion in available assets after their bills are deducted,.
By John Spina, includes “State Treasurer Mark Gordon stopped in Jackson last week to lobby for Amendment A, a ballot measure facing voters today.
"Updating these rules would provide Congress with the honest, accurate information necessary to allocate taxpayer dollars responsibly..."
Faced with declining mineral revenues, Gov. Matt Mead wants to “borrow” state savings to help fund local governments, pay for building and road projects, and keep some state-funded programs running.
"...TIA researchers ranked Wyoming as the third best Sunshine State..."
All 50 states celebrate “Arbor Day” to honor trees. Most states have the day in April. What is Arbor Day about? The Arbor Day Foundation gives an annual “Good Steward” award to “recognize land owners or organizations whose creativity, outlook, and accomplishments exemplify wise stewardship practices and sustainability on private land from which others can learn.”
The Final Four college basketball season has concluded, but legislative budget season continues. Some states are celebrating “surpluses” by seeking new spending opportunities.
Truth in Accounting, a non-partisan organization that works to promote fair and accurate government financial reports, recently released their 2012 Financial State of the States analysis. According to the report, states still have nearly $1.3 trillion of debt despite 49 of them operating with balanced budget requirements.
Amidst some disenchantment with both major political parties, the chart above shows, when looking across the 50 states, the share of votes earned by candidates that were not either Democratic or Republican has fallen significantly for U.S. House of Representative elections since 2000.
State taxpayers and employees have more to worry about than the windfall-driven spending spree cited by Stephen Moore ... State officials go on these spending sprees because they claim they have a surplus
Governing.com organized State Budget Solution's debt data into a state debt per capita map...
The Institute for Truth in Accounting has prepared final calculations for state financial conditions for the three years ended in fiscal year 2011. Preliminary estimates issued in November have been revised, where necessary, to reflect more complete source material and a final audit of data quality.
State Data Lab now includes preliminary data computed by the Institute for Truth in Accounting and taken from each state's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). These data include Assets Available to Pay Bills, Total Bills, and Each Taxpayer's Burden or Surplus.
Wyoming has a financial surplus of $20,200 per taxpayer.