State government

Editorial Cartoons | Government services, State government, Taxes
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Map & Data Resources | | Pensions, State government
Sept. 11, 2013 — Not only do most have public pension funds pay external management fees, they also pay for outside investment consultants who advise them on how to allocate their assets. How much do...view
Map & Data Resources | Poverty, State government
May 8, 2013 — As we document in three new interactive visualizations, the value of public assistance benefits (first called “Aid to Families with Dependent Children,” or “AFDC,” and...view
Editorial Cartoons | Labor, State government
Dec. 19, 2012 — Have a higher resolution monitor? Click here for screen resolutions of 1280 x 960 or better, or here for 1920 x 1200 or better.view
Story Repair | | Labor, Pensions, State government
Dec. 18, 2012 — In 2008, when George Glover decided to retire from his job as a program coordinator for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training after 33 years, he did so with the...view
Original Reporting | | Elections, State government, Taxes
Dec. 6, 2012 — As we reported yesterday, the supporters of Proposition 30 (Prop 30), the California ballot initiative to raise income tax rates on high earners as well as sales taxes across the board...view
Original Reporting | | Elections, State government, Taxes
Dec. 5, 2012 — In ratifying Proposition 30 last month, California voters seem to have signaled that support for a tax increase is not political suicide in all circumstances. But to what extent does...view
Original Reporting | | Legislation, State government
Dec. 5, 2012 — Last month, California voters gave Democrats a two-thirds majority in both houses of the state legislature for the first time in 70 years.  That enhanced margin theoretically gave...view
Original Reporting | | Government services, Law, State government
Oct. 3, 2012 — Across the United States, “business uses the courts far more than anyone else,” explained Frank B. Cross, a professor of business law at the University of Texas at Austin. And among...view
Original Reporting | | Alternative models, State government, Transportation
June 26, 2012 — Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office invited the media to see the remnants of former governor George Pataki’s failed high speed rail (HSR) program:...view