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Series:Fiscal Facts 

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The rising cost of operating state prisons

Fiscal Facts , Issue Fall

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Six-state review

New England states are facing their worst fiscal crises in at least a decade. General revenues, especially those from the personal income tax, fell sharply in every New England state except New Hampshire in FY2002. All six states closed the fiscal year with deficits. Although preliminary reports suggest that FY2003 revenue collections in some states may be up from last year, deficits are still expected throughout the region. In response, all six states are cutting expenditures, drawing down reserve accounts, and/or raising taxes and fees.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Fall , Pages 5-7

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Fiscal facts and myths

Fiscal Facts , Issue Win

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Should Internet sales transactions be taxed?

Over the past three years, electronic commerce has grown explosively at rates of 200 to 300 percent per year. After spending just $2.4 billion over the Internet in 1997, consumers transacted about $25 billion in Internet sales in 1999, according to an estimate by Ernst & Young. The firm predicts that the value of on-line transactions will double to $50 billion in the current year. By 2004, says Forrester Research, Internet sales to consumers will reach $184 billion, an annualized growth rate of 49 percent over the five-year period from 2000 to 2004.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 1-4

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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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State gambling revenues: are legislators becoming addicted?

Fiscal Facts , Issue Sum

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New England lawmakers reject big tax cuts... at least for this fiscal year

Fiscal Facts , Issue Fall

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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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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.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 1-5

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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, ...
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 6-8

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