state budgets

NC judge tosses law that represented GOP revenge against public school employees   |   January 7, 2013
A law passed by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature to punish the state teachers' association for fighting education budget cuts has been thrown out as...

 

As foreclosure crisis drags on, so does flawed government response   |   January 4, 2013
By Paul Kiel, ProPublica As the sixth year of the foreclosure crisis comes to an end, the percentage of loans in foreclosure remains a staggering eight times higher than it was in...

 

At-risk Southern states dodge credit downgrade   |   August 8, 2011
The last-minute debt ceiling deal reached last week by Congress and signed into law by President Obama wasn't enough to prevent Standard & Poor's credit rating agency from...