The Rockefeller Institute Reports on: Public Employment and State Tax Collections

The Rockefeller Institute recently summarized and analyzed data from the second quarter of 2010 (April-June) on public employment and state tax collections. With respect to the former, it finds 31 states have trimmed their workforces, signaling a delayed but widespread response to continuing budget woes. On the tax side, 30 states recorded positive growth in their tax collections, a good result tempered by the fact that the base to which current collections are being compared was itself quite low.