Deconstructing Population Changes

Every December, the U.S. Census Bureau releases new state population estimates for the preceding July 1. While each state’s annual change attracts attention, the components of the change often fly under the radar. These components reveal substantial variations among states.

GASB Mandates Tax Break Transparency

A recent decision by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) may usher in a change to the opaqueness of state and local tax abatement programs.