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
July 23, 2015, Patrick McGuinn
Opinion | Wall Street Journal
March 2, 2015, Robert C. Pozen and Ronald J. Gilson
December 12, 2014, Benjamin H. Harris and Aurite Werman
November 6, 2014, Robert C. Pozen
Opinion | Real Clear Markets
August 5, 2014, Robert C. Pozen
Opinion | National Journal
March 18, 2014, Henry J. Aaron
February 26, 2014, Fred Dews
February 25, 2014, Fred Dews
Opinion | The Boston Globe
January 5, 2014, Robert C. Pozen
December 26, 2013, Fred Dews
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