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National Retirement Planning Week Aims at Averting Savings Crisis

This week is National Retirement Planning Week, a nationwide effort to help consumers concentrate on their retirement security and an opportunity for state policymakers to examine how they can help avert a retirement savings crisis.

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The Impact of Falling Energy Prices on States’ Fiscal Health

While lower fuel prices are good for U.S. consumers—they have extra money to spend or save elsewhere—and oil and gas production comprises less than 2 percent of the national gross domestic product (GDP), states in which energy production is a larger portion of the local economy have acutely suffered.

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March Madness: Illinois and Pennsylvania Budgets Nine Months Overdue

In modern fiscal history, Kentucky’s 2002-2004 biennium budget stood for more than a decade as the benchmark for one of the latest enacted budgets. Now Pennsylvania, which will soon have an enacted budget, and Illinois, which likely will not, have both surpassed Kentucky in their fiscal tardiness.

 

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Tax Season Help for Working Families

Approximately 21 percent of eligible working families do not claim the earned income tax credit, known as the EITC.

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Putting the Focus on Fiscal Facts

This updated fact sheet aims to set the record straight when it comes to the misinformation and misperceptions of state and local finances.

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10th Circuit Upholds Colorado's Law to Collect Remote Use Tax

A dream shared by states and local governments nationwide may be realized shortly in Colorado. Use tax collection on Internet purchases in the state may increase.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.