The bulk of the funding boosts are going toward education and rainy day savings.
Economists say the unprecedented period of economic growth may be coming to an end.
Platte County, Mo., is being punished for its resistance to bailing out a retail center that opened during the recession and has struggled to make bond payments.
Budget directors are still figuring out how much of the tax law's impact on state revenues was a one-time boost.
Efforts to raise state taxes largely failed. That wasn't the case at the local level.
An unprecedented number of female candidates ran for state or local office this year.
Ballot measures in California and Louisiana sought to protect homeowners from huge property tax spikes.
Businesses wanted voters to protect exemptions, loopholes and tax breaks that collectively cost the state more than $12 billion a year.
As service taxes gain favor as a way to raise revenue, there's a growing movement to stop them. Voters in Arizona joined it on Tuesday.
It's one of just two states that limits the income tax rate.
The election defeats come at a time when support for raising teacher pay is at an all-time high.
In a year when the Trump administration is dialing back financial regulations, Colorado becomes the 16th state to limit the notoriously high interest rates on payday loans.
Voters rejected a financial practice already common in most other oil-dependent states.
Voters handed Republican lawmakers a victory by passing a new supermajority requirement to raise taxes. But it's debatable whether it will actually curb tax increases.
Some two decades ago, Oregon joined more than a dozen states in passing a constitutional amendment that requires a legislative supermajority to approve tax hikes. Three years ago, the state Supreme Court and a subsequent legislative counsel opinion created what some say is a loophole. In November, voters could close it, making it harder for the state to raise revenue.
Oil prices fell to a two-month low this week. Any time they tumble, oil-dependent states like Oklahoma are on edge. More than most states with economies heavily reliant on oil and natural gas, its budget is extremely vulnerable to the ebb and flow of the oil economy.
Some people pay more than their fair share of taxes -- and it’s not the rich.