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Medicaid: fiscal ill or fiscal cure?

Fiscal Facts , Issue Spr

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Are excise tax revenues a quick fix?

Fiscal Facts , Issue Fall , Pages 1-3, 8

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Will the tobacco settlement payments go up in smoke?

In December 1995, Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger filed a civil suit against the tobacco industry. The Commonwealths lawsuit charged that the tobacco industry had conducted research into the addictive properties of nicotine and used this research to willfully manipulate the nicotine level of cigarettes in order to addict smokers and increase cigarette sales. The lawsuit asked the court for damages to compensate the Commonwealth for expenditures paid to treat smoking-related illnesses. At the time this litigation was filed, Massachusetts was the fifth state in the nation to ...
Fiscal Facts , Issue Spr , Pages 1-5

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Dealing with deficits: how New England States are managing the fiscal crisis

Following the economic boom of the late 1990s, the current recessionary period has caused revenues to decline and demand for government services to rise. Now, government executives and lawmakers, faced with persistent budget deficits, are struggling with difficult decisions: "What cuts should we make?" "Could we, should we, raise taxes?" "How deeply do we dip into quickly diminishing reserves?"...
Fiscal Facts , Issue Fall , Pages 1-4

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Fuzzy federal funds stymie governors' planning

Fiscal Facts , Issue Spr , Pages 1-3

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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.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Sum , Pages 1-5

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How will future aid cuts affect New England's public sector?

Fiscal Facts , Issue Spr

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Across the region: six-state review

Despite a markedly improved outlook for state finances, New Englands states still face significant fiscal pressures moving forward into the current and next fiscal years. Prominent among these challenges are two changes to the Medicaid and Medicare programs that could significantly increase state health care costs.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 6-10

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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.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 1-5

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Lean state funding pinches budgets of New England public colleges and universities

Fiscal Facts , Issue Sum , Pages 1-2, 8

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