Category Archives: Governments

Public Employment and Public Pensions: A 20-Year Comparison

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Tweet Written by: Erika Becker-Medina and Paul Reyes According to the 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll, there were 19.3 million state and local government employees, with 11.1 million, or 57.3 percent, working in education. To understand the … Continue reading

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Is the Fiscal Health of State Governments Improving?

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Tweet Written By: Lynly Lumibao Taxes are a major source of revenue for state governments in the United States, representing nearly half of state government revenue over the last 10 years. Along with taxes, other general revenue activities for state … Continue reading

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The Evolving Picture of our Governments

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman Governments.  What word comes to mind when you think of governments? Perhaps a state capital building, Congress, or a courthouse is what you think of first. How about the tens of thousands of governments that … Continue reading

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State and Local Government Workers: Where Do They Work? In our Schools

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman Yesterday, the Census Bureau released estimates from the 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll.  The total number of state and local government workers in March 2011 declined slightly to 19.4 million.  Where do … Continue reading

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Education Funding: Where do Schools Get Their Money? How do They Spend it?

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman Our children represent our future — and a good education is essential to theirs. Children use the skills and knowledge they learn in school to establish a firm foundation for their — and in turn … Continue reading

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