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.
Good news for retirement policy in spite of gridlock
December 2015, Joshua Gotbaum and William G. Gale
After years of gridlock, in 2015 the Administration decided not to wait for Congress; now they're helping states set up their own retirement plans and are offering a free starter payroll retirement savings plan.
U.S. Economic Performance
U.S. States and Territories
U.S. Budget Deficit
December 12, 2014
December 5, 2014
December 3, 2014
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June 19, 2014, Arindrajit Dube
June 19, 2014, Scott Cody and Andrew Asher
June 19, 2014
June 19, 2014, Elizabeth U. Cascio and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
February 26, 2014, Patrick McGuinn, Patten Priestley Mahler, Matthew M. Chingos and Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst
January 30, 2014
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