Taming the Impact of the Business Cycle

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released two reports that call on states to examine key budget practices and tweak them where necessary.

Delinquent Debt by State

A recent analysis by the Urban Institute examines the prevalence of debt that is past due and in collections by state.

An Ounce of Prevention in North Carolina

North Carolina’sLocal Government Commission reviews every local government bond offering in the state prior to issuance, and takes control over every approved bond sale. As a result, its municipal bonds are among the highest rated of any state.