COMMENTARY | Red ink isn’t a problem as long as the country is spending on the right things.
Missouri will stop printing paper taxes forms and encourage residents to file electronically, which a spokeswoman said most taxpayers already do.
The Senate majority leader recommended passing a package with programs that Democrats and Republicans can agree on, while the Trump administration offered its own proposal.
November was the first time in what has been dubbed the first female recession that men suffered greater losses than women. About 347,000 left the labor force.
States rushed to get unemployment benefits approved when the pandemic struck. Reviews are now identifying millions of dollars in overpayments that they want workers to repay.
Federal safety net programs that have provided additional unemployment benefits for workers who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic are set to end.
Philadelphia this week announced a participatory budgeting program for a $1 million pot of money, as well as other initiatives geared toward reducing racial inequities with city spending.
COMMENTARY | High rates of college debt and delinquency undermine both the physical and mental health of young adults.
A bipartisan group of senators and House members discussed their proposal Tuesday, but congressional leaders suggested they would be moving ahead with their own plans.
COMMENTARY | The U.S. entered the coronavirus recession with a few structural advantages. Its success may not last for long.
States hope the money will help businesses survive public health orders.
A report from the Fines and Fees Justice Center lays out alternatives for cities looking to make collection practices more equitable and efficient.
A mix of public and private support has come together to make the project in northeast Oklahoma City possible.
“We continue to see too much politicization of a public health care crisis,” said Mark Poloncarz, the Democrat county executive of Erie County, New York, describing the logjam that has prevented additional funding for state and local governments.
COMMENTARY | Bailing out bars and restaurants would allow them to remain closed—and curb the spread of the coronavirus.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | D.C. transit agency looking at buyouts to avoid 1,400 layoffs … Missouri state Senate postpones session because of Covid outbreak among members … Texas AG controversy continues with whistleblower lawsuit.
The Supreme Court in 2018 gave states the power to make new rules for collecting sales taxes online. But back taxes on products sold by small businesses on Amazon’s marketplace are still a major point of dispute.
Consumers spent money on cars and recreational equipment.
The surcharge will apply to businesses where top executives earn more than 100 times the median pay level for a company’s employees in the city.
The unemployment rate for women fell to 6.5 percent, but it remains in high single digits for Black and Latina women.
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