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New Report Proposes Better Outcomes, Lower Costs for State and Local Governments Through User Fees

New Report Proposes Better Outcomes, Lower Costs for State and Local Governments Through User Fees
Source: Cascade Policy Institute

A new report released by Cascade Policy Institute suggests numerous ways state and local governments can lower the costs of public services through judicious, targeted use of “user fees,” rather than relying on general taxation.

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Business And Economics

Retirement Benefit Decisions by City and County Governments

Retirement Benefit Decisions by City and County Governments
Source: Center for State & Local Government Excellence

Key findings:

  • Workers who work a full career in their city or county can expect a retirement income of between 45 and 80 percent of their pre-retirement income.
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Government And Politics

Strained: Quality control of Colorado's big seller

By David Cook & Natalia Bayona

Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is taking its final steps in establishing licensed quality testing facilities that will screen all recreational pot for harmful contaminants. 94 more words

Government And Politics

Reforms to Help Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care Services

Reforms to Help Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care Services
Source: Center for American Progress

Long-term care is a growing challenge in many countries, but this issue brief focuses specifically on Germany and the United States.

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Business And Economics

State and Local Government Spending Grows Faster Than Revenue, Census Bureau Reports

State and Local Government Spending Grows Faster Than Revenue, Census Bureau Reports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Between 2007 and 2012, total expenditures for state and local governments increased by 18.2 percent, from $2.7 trillion to $3.2 trillion, while total revenue declined 1.1 percent over the same five-year period, from $3.1 trillion to $3.0 trillion, according to new U.S.

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