State government

Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Budget deficit, State government, Taxes
June 6, 2012 — When Wichita Public Schools Superintendent John Allison learned that, thanks to rising revenues, Kansas was projected to have a budget surplus of more than $300 million at the end of...view
Map & Data Resources | Mike Alberti | Pensions, State government
Apr. 4, 2012 — The woes of public pension funds have generally been placed squarely at the feet of public employees, who are often accused of having bloated pension packages that are neither...view
Map & Data Resources | Abby Ferla | Education, State government
Sept. 7, 2011 — Remapping Debate has now completed the project it began in June to collect Fiscal Year 2011-12 data on basic state aid to public schools for K-12 education. (The U.S. Department of...view
Original Reporting | Eric Kroh | Education, Employment, Health, Income inequality, Politics, State government
July 13, 2011 — It’s been more than 20 years since the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) started publishing annual Human Development Reports “with the goal of putting people at the center...view
Press Criticism | Craig Gurian | State government, Taxes
April 6, 2011 — With an attention grabbing headline warning about “the price of taxing the rich,” a subhead explaining that “the top 1% of earners fill the coffers of states like California and New...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | State government, Urban Policy
One county, 14 jurisdictions. Some New Jersey counties are fragmented into as many as 70 municipalities. March 30, 2011 — As Remapping Debate recently reported, New Jersey’s fiscal problems have...view
Original Reporting | Diana Jean Schemo | Economy, State government, Taxes
February 9, 2011 — For nearly five years, the 12 states ringing the Great Lakes have worked together in an entity called the Great Lakes Economic Initiative, designed to promote development of the...view