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Government Spending
March 30, 2020
Illinois Has No ‘Rainy Day Fund’ to Draw on for Pandemic
Most state governments have accumulated “rainy day” funds (RDF) which they can draw on during unexpected revenue shortfalls.
Education
March 25, 2020
NC Judge Orders State to Spend $8 Billion More on Education
North Carolina Superior Court Judge David Lee ordered the state to formulate a plan to increase spending on K-12 education by an estimated $8 billion.
Health Care
March 16, 2020
Appeals Court Upholds Rejection of Arkansas Medicaid Work Rule
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a March 2019 lower court decision that blocked Arkansas from implementing a work rule designed to help able-bodied Medicaid enrollees back into the workforce.
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Health Care
March 13, 2020
Medicaid Transparency Rule is Raising Hackles of States, Providers
Governors, health care providers, and several lawmakers want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to retract a rule designed to increase transparency in Medicaid spending.
Government Spending
March 10, 2020
Harrisburg Nixes Water System Sale, Bucking Trend
Harrisburg is just one of several U.S. cities that considered water utility privatization in 2019, but other municipalities took the step.
Health Care
March 10, 2020
Oklahoma Governor Embraces Medicaid Block Grant Proposal
To underscore his commitment to Medicaid block grants, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt joined the Trump administration in Washington D.C for the “Healthy Adult Opportunity” announcement and said his state will be the first to sign up.

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Government Spending
March 30, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Most state governments have accumulated “rainy day” funds (RDF) which they can draw on during unexpected revenue shortfalls.
March 25, 2020
By Hayley Sledge
North Carolina Superior Court Judge David Lee ordered the state to formulate a plan to increase spending on K-12 education by an estimated $8 billion.
March 16, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a March 2019 lower court decision that blocked Arkansas from implementing a work rule designed to help able-bodied Medicaid enrollees back into the workforce.
March 13, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Governors, health care providers, and several lawmakers want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to retract a rule designed to increase transparency in Medicaid spending.
March 10, 2020
By Vivian E. Jones
Harrisburg is just one of several U.S. cities that considered water utility privatization in 2019, but other municipalities took the step.
March 10, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
To underscore his commitment to Medicaid block grants, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt joined the Trump administration in Washington D.C for the “Healthy Adult Opportunity” announcement and said his state will be the first to sign up.
March 9, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration is moving to give states unprecedented leeway by revamping key sections of Medicaid, the federal health care program for low-income and disabled people.
February 20, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
We like taxing businesses because they appear rich.  Yet the question of who truly pays business taxes is very complicated. 
February 18, 2020
By Caitlin Gilligan
New York has earned its reputation as a high-tax state, but a major policy win by the Empire Center is helping change that.
February 18, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 10, 2020