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Author:Quigley, E. Matthew 

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Securitizing tobacco settlements: the basics, the benefits, the risks
In this time of fiscal hardship for American states, governors and legislators across the country are searching for ways to make up for revenue shortfalls. Partly because of the severity of the revenue crisis, innovative and unconventional means of raising cash have begun to surface. One of these approaches, the topic of this article, is the securitization of tobacco settlement revenues.
AUTHORS: Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2002

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Six-state review
Year-to-date revenues for the first four months of FY2003 were above their FY2002 level in most New England states. Hit hard by dramatically diminished tax receipts and/or increased spending pressures, all six states closed FY2002 with deficits that had to be eliminated by end-of-the-year fiscal measures. The improved revenue collections for the first four months of FY2003 were welcome. General revenues were up in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Sales tax receipts, driven in large part by car purchases induced by manufacturers' offers of zero percent financing, were up in Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont; meals and rooms tax receipts were up in New Hampshire. Personal income tax collections were mixed; although higher in Maine and Vermont, they were down slightly in Rhode Island and sharply in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
AUTHORS: Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2002

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Preparing for the storm: rainy day funds in New England
Rainy day funds have played an important role in alleviating the current state fiscal crisis. This article examines the benefits of these funds, the various ways in which they can be structured, and the differences in the structure and use of these funds in New England.
AUTHORS: Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2003

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The federal Medicare prescription drug bill plan: its implications for the New England states
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 contains several provisions that carry significant fiscal implications for the New England states. Chief among these is the new laws treatment of individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
AUTHORS: Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2004

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Six-state review
It appears that most New England states can look forward to a year in which revenues may equal or exceed budgeted levels.
AUTHORS: Turner, Nick; Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2004

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Do New England state and local governments have too many employees, and are they overpaid?
Americans tend to be ambivalent about their state and local governments. On the one hand, they desire and receive a host of public services from state and local governments, including education, police and fire protection, and the maintenance of roadways. Voters are often disenchanted by efforts to curtail these services or by a deterioration in their quality. On the other hand, many Americans think that their state and local taxes, especially local property taxes, are too high, and many citizens believe that their state and local tax dollars could be used more efficiently. Calls for streamlining government agencies and downsizing the public sector are commonplace across the nation.
AUTHORS: Turner, Nick; Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2005

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Is New England's fiscal crisis abating?
Here in New England, the potential for deficits in the current and next fiscal years, though not nil, is significantly reduced compared with recent years.
AUTHORS: Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2004

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The fiscal condition of the New England states: an update
In 1999, New England Economic Indicators published an article detailing the fiscal condition of the New England states. At that time, all six states were experiencing double-digit revenue growth, spearheaded by soaring personal income tax receipts. Flush with cash, states were able to fund myriad programs, capitalize rainy day funds, and enact widespread tax cuts. The article concluded, quite correctly, that "all in all, the fiscal condition of the New England states remains strong." And remain strong it did through FY2000 and FY2001. In FY2002, the states' fortunes changed.
AUTHORS: Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2003

Journal Article
Issues in economics
Budget crises in the six New England states have prompted spending cuts, leaving taxpayers to ask, "Where does the state spend our money?"
AUTHORS: Quigley, E. Matthew
DATE: 2003

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