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Why a government’s budget is different than a household’s
Everything you need to know about Obamacare in two minutes.
Web site of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Founded in 1981, the center studies fiscal policy and public programs at the federal and state levels that affect low-income and moderate-income families and individuals. An excellent source of information on state budget issues.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides an online version of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. Section 8, “State and Local Government Finances and Employment,” provides a wealth of information on state and local government revenue and spending. The Census Bureau has announced that it is ceasing publication of the Abstract after 2012 as a budget-cutting measure. The 2013 version is to be published by a private company, ProQuest.
Home page of the Government Accountability Office, which is tracking the use of ARRA stimulus funds in sixteen of the largest states.
Web site of the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Web site of the National Conference of State Legislatures. NCSL’s fiscal program produces periodic state budget and tax updates and tracks state actions to close budget gaps.
The federal government’s Web page dedicated to tracking ARRA.