U.S. state governments are facing budgetary shortfalls that threaten important public services and state employee pensions. From New York to Texas to California, states across the country must deal with revenue and spending imbalances, forcing governments to make hard choices on how to meet basic needs. Brookings experts examine the problems and offer recommendations on how states can close their budget gaps.
Obesity Costs Evident at the State Level
December 12, 2014, Benjamin H. Harris and Aurite Werman
Ben Harris and Aurite Werman look at the high cost of obesity on government budgets, finding that Medicare and Medicaid obesity-related spending is an important driver of state and federal fiscal pressures.
U.S. Economic Performance
U.S. States and Territories
February 26, 2014
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December 1, 2008
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