Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Even as the economy shows signs of picking up, the outlook for states is grim, according to a task force report by public policy and budget experts.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Minnesota's state government is poised to re-open after an almost three-week shutdown. Lawmakers agreed late in the night on a budget. It could mean some 22,000 state workers will return to work as soon as Thursday, and ends a political impasse between Democrat Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders. So what's in the deal, and how will it affect taxpayers?
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
— Phil Angelides, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission chairman on the Brian Lehrer Show.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Connecticut has a new governor. Dan Malloy will be sworn in as the state's 88th governor this afternoon and John Dankosky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, joins us to review the inauguration plans and to discuss what's ahead for the new governor in 2011.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Andrew Cuomo is now New York's governor and it will now be up to him to fix the state's growing fiscal crisis. And it won't be easy. The state faces an estimated $9 billion budget deficit and a divided legislature, and, as Cuomo himself said in his inaugural speech, "The words 'government in Albany' have become a national punch line."