With Online Sales Booming, States Struggle to Capture Sales Tax

While brick-and-mortar stores are closing, online retailing is flourishing — and states are trying to collect taxes on remote sales. Read More

Ransomware Attack

While the recent global cyberattack has spared federal government agencies, some state and local governments have been affected and are scrambling to beef up anti-virus protections.

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Methamphetamine

As states and cities battle an expanding opioid epidemic, cheap methamphetamine is making a comeback. In many places, the number of people using the addictive stimulant has exceeded the highest levels seen since the last epidemic that began in the 1990s.

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$48.2B

The amount states collectively held in rainy day funds at the end of fiscal year 2016—the most since at least fiscal 2000.

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