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.
State anti-takeover statutes
Definitions and sources of indicators data
Descriptions of the methodologies and data sources used in the preparation of Indicators each month.
An overview of New England's economic performance in 2008
Like most of the nation, New England suffered economically in 2008. Job losses, rising unemployment, and slumping real estate markets were all factors in one of the worst years for the region?s economy. Nevertheless, while the recession certainly took its toll, it did not affect New England as much as it did the nation as a whole.
Comments on 1997 benchmark revisions to regional employment data