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As states seek to deliver necessary services with shrinking budgets, our research provides innovative management solutions in key areas of government operations. We evaluate how effectively and efficiently states manage their workforce, retirement benefits, human resources and infrastructure, as well as public services such as corrections and elections.
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Pension and Retiree Health Care Reform in the States
Newly elected governors from both parties have promised to improve how their states handle public employee retirement benefits. Find out what reforms states have recently undertaken.
December 2010 | States' Fiscal Health | Full Brief (PDF)
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| Results First | States' Fiscal Health
Oct 14, 2011 - Stateline Editor Alan Ehrenhalt discusses the series’ findings about the historic and current relationship between state and local governments’ views and the possible effects on local communities.
Mar 01, 2011 - When states’ revenue estimates are substantially off, the consequences can be significant.
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May 10, 2010 - Minnesota and Virginia have saved hundreds of millions of dollars by enhancing their procurement systems. | Government Performance
Mar 10, 2010 - This policy framework provides support to states and policymakers that are interested in developing a performance-driven government. | Goverment Performance
Feb 18, 2010 - States that ignored public sector retirement challenges now face a growing bill come due.
Sep 14, 2009 - This first report in our People Forward series identifies a number of creative management practices that states are using to increase employee productivity and meet agency goals.
Mar 24, 2009 - This report provides key information for states considering public-private partnerships to fund infrastructure.
Feb 11, 2009 - Four states are leading the way in measuring the performance of government programs to ensure a better economic future. | Government Performance
Mar 03, 2008 - This report card assesses the quality of management in the 50 states in four key areas—money, people, infrastructure and information. | Government Performance
Jan 02, 2006 - This assesses the quality of management performance in the 50 states. It shows how states weathered the last fiscal crisis. | Government Performance
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