How are the States doing? New Report Gives State of the States
The Pew Center on the States, providers of the excellent resource on state information, Stateline, has recently released its State of the States 2010 publication. This report looks at trends in state government in light of the recent recession and long term trends. The report, a nonpartisan analysis, is part of an annual series that is designed to give information on the condition of the states for both policy makers and voters. In addition to analysis, the report features various graphs that look at the effect of the recession on states and their fiscal health. Some topics featured in the report are:
- "Furloughs, virtual meetings, and four-day workweeks."
- "Cost-shifting and tax reform."
- States to watch.