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  • Washington Journal Eileen Norcross Discusses States Fiscal Condition
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    Eileen Norcross on States' Fiscal Condition

    Mercatus Center’s Eileen Norcross discussed the results of her group’s recently released State Fiscal Condition Ranking Report.

  • The Urban Institute Hosts Discussion on State Budgets
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    State Budgets

    Budget and tax policy experts discussed the challenges facing state budgets in 2017. Topics included economic growth, infrastructure investment, Medicaid, and the potential effects of…

  • Heritage Foundation Hosts Discussion on State and Local Pensions
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    State and Local Pensions

    Policy analysts talked about what state and local governments were doing to address the rise in unfunded pension liabilities. A new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) shows…

  • Hearing on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
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    Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordability and Safety

    Local leaders and utility officials from around the nation testified at a hearing on the federal government’s role in maintaining and improving water and wastewater infrastructure. They…

  • Alasdair Hamblin Remarks to NLGA on Oil Market
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    National Lieutenant Governors Association Meeting, Oil Market Keynote Address

    Alasdair Hamblin talked about oil market trends and their impact on the state economies. He used a slide presentation. Paul Doucette presented the joint NLGA and General Electric annual award for Public…

  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Budget Address
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    Pennsylvania Budget Address

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly at the state capitol in Harrisburg. He said the commonwealth is in crisis, and…

  • Gubernatorial Reaction to White House Meeting
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    Gubernatorial Reaction to White House Meeting

    Following their meeting with the president and vice president, several state governors spoke to reporters outside the White House about the impact of the sequestration cuts on their states. Several of…

  • Pennsylvania Budget Address
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    Pennsylvania Budget Address

    Governor Tom Corbett (R) delivered the annual address on the state budget to a joint session of the Pennsylvania legislature. He announced a rejection of Medicaid expansion under the 2010…

  • States and Budgets
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    States and Budgets

    Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal issues of their states and some of the ways they were dealing with those issues. Topics included Medicaid costs, pension…

  • Fiscal Challenges and States
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    Fiscal Challenges and States

    Following opening remarks from Tom Donohue and Joe Califano, former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch (D-NY) summarized a report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force on the fiscal challenges of states in the midst of “fiscal…

  • California State Budget
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    California State Budget

    Chris Megerian was interviewed by phone about California’s budget shortfall and the proposals Governor Jerry Brown has made in response. The interview with Mr. Megerian began approximately…

  • State and Local Budgets
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    State and Local Budgets

    Dennis Cauchon talked about the decline in spending among states and localities. He discussed what states and localities are doing to cut back on spending and what specifically is being cut…

  • State Deficits
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    State Deficits

    Barry Anderson talked about state budgets are recovering but have not returned to pre-recession levels of 2008 according to the biannual report, The Fiscal Survey of States released by the…

  • Former Governors on Balancing State Budgets
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    Former Governors on Balancing State Budgets

    Former governors debated ballancing state budgets.

  • State and Municipal Government Debt Governors Panel
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    State and Municipal Government Debt, Governors Panel

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) testified on the fiscal status of their states. Governor Walker defended his efforts to strip public employee…

  • State and Municipal Debt Academic Panel
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    State and Municipal Debt, Academic Panel

    Witnesses testified about efforts in several states to cut spending in their state budgets. Among the issues they addressed were providing benefits and pensions for state workers, limiting…

  • Medicaid Spending and State Finances
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    Medicaid Spending and State Finances

    Governors testified about their experiences complying with the health care law’s mandates, particularly the burdens imposed by requirements to maintain Medicaid eligibility in return for…

  • Governor John Kasich Town Hall Meeting
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    Governor John Kasich Town Hall Meeting

    Governor Kasich and members of his cabinet held a town hall meeting on his budget proposal.

  • Federal and State Education Spending
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    Federal and State Education Spending

    Lily Eskelsen talked about the effects of budgetary cutbacks on teachers and students as well as the impact of union negotiations on the education system. She responded to telephone calls and…

  • Republican Governors and the Obama Administration
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    Republican Governors and the Obama Administration

    Josh Kraushaar talked about Republican governors' actions regarding the 2010 health care law, federal funding for high-speed rail, and unions. He also talked about the 2012 presidential election…

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