The Washington Post

Federal spending growth is slowing, but state and local spending is up.

A federal program to spur state prison reforms could help save $4.6 billion.

A budget surplus takes pressure off the state legislature.

A look at a new measure of state fiscal conditions.

The $2 billion dip in revenues is the result of new oil tax cuts as well as dropping prices and production.

A roundup of local projects in four states that will receive a combined $20 billion in funds.

Billions of gallons of public water are at stake.

The state will take up policies both familiar and unique.

A budget windfall will help make the peace in South Dakota.

Tax cuts could be on the horizon.

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