Succeeding at Opacity

The Center for Public Integrity released its first State Integrity Investigation in 2011-2012. The 2015 version is the second round, and reflects responses to 245 questions about key indicators of transparency and accountability. The questions go beyond what state law says, to how it is implemented and enforced.

A First Final Look at FY 2015 State Tax Collections

The Rockefeller Institute released its report on state tax collections for the April-June quarter of 2015, which represents the final quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2015 for most states. It’s also the most important quarter for tax collections, as it reflects results for annual personal income tax returns.