Topic: Pew Center on the States
Public employees protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to weaken collective bargaining in Wisconsin have been joined by steelworkers, teamsters, nurses, airline pilots, and other private sector workers. In state capitals around the country, supporters rallied as well.
02/26/2011 04:27 pm
The number of inmates in state prisons declined in 2009 after a long upswing. Efforts to control skyrocketing corrections budgets are a key reason.
07/09/2010 02:10 pm
States' pension fund holdings are short $1 trillion. Illinois's answer: Cut benefits for state workers. But even that might not be enough.
06/07/2010 10:27 am
On average, state workers make $39.66 an hour, have traditional pensions untouched by stock market moves, and are laid off at one-third the rate of private-sector workers. Considering concerns about the federal budget, are government jobs too cushy?
04/26/2010 06:03 pm
State pension funds are $1 trillion short, according to the Pew Center on the States. How does your state stack up?
02/18/2010 11:15 am
Oregon voters Tuesday approved Measures 66 and 67 that would raise taxes on the wealthy and on businesses. The vote suggests Americans may be willing to accept some types of tax hikes even in these hard times.
01/27/2010 12:21 pm
An Oklahoma law would require women having an abortion to fill out an anonymous questionnaire, the results of which would be made public. A legal challenge to the law will be decided Feb. 19, a judge said Friday.
12/19/2009 02:33 pm
States can release many nonviolent inmates safely and find other ways to reduce costs.
09/21/2009 01:00 am
The "green" energy and transportation sector is emerging as a vital part of the US economy, though still small compared with oil and gas, says a new study.
06/10/2009 01:00 am
States can move more offenders into supervised programs while still protecting the public.
03/11/2009 01:00 am