While funding for K-12 education in Mississippi has increased over the last 40 years, student performance has flat-lined, according to a Cato Institute study.Read More →
Mississippi’s state budget grew for the third straight year for fiscal year 2015. The state will spend $6 billion in the fiscal year that starts July 1, an increase of 18 percent from last year’s budget.Read More →
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
If the Garden State turns to pot, would some of the state’s budget woes go up in smoke?
New Jersey is facing a budget shortfall of $526 million through July 2015, a reoccurring crisis that’s become an annual drama in Trenton.
“In the words of New Jersey Hall of Fame member [...]
Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a letter this year told budget negotiators Medicaid is the “most important decision” facing the Legislature.Read More →
Taxpayers’ public pension nightmares are worse than they seem, and local governments face the prospect of tax increases or even bankruptcies caused by mounting levels of pension debt.Read More →