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.