State Revenue Trends by Component

According to the latest budget survey from the National Conference of State Legislatures, most states are collecting more from their major state taxes than they anticipated when they adopted their budgets.

The Curious Case of the FY 2012 Census Budget

The U.S. Census Bureau wants to get out of the business of reporting on the flow of federal funds to states, and get into the business of reporting on state and local pension obligations. On its face, this appears to be a move that would eliminate the sole source of comprehensive state-by-state data on federal spending trends, while adding yet another voice to the already crowded field of pension reporting.