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    • HEADLINES: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts , Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire , New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania

      Williams Report - May 20, 2015

      by Bob Williams | May 20, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina , Oklahoma, South Carolina, Illinois, Oregon

      Williams Report - May 13, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | May 13, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Alabama, Arizona, Massachusetts , New Jersey, North Carolina , Pennsylvania

      Williams Report - March 10, 2015

      by Bob Williams | March 10, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts , Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington

      Williams Report - March 02, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | March 2, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan, New Jersey, West Virginia

      Williams Report - February 10, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | February 10, 2015

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    • RESEARCH: Texas

      Report to the Governor and Legislative Budget Board on the Monitoring of Community Supervision Diversion Funds

      Texas Department of Criminal Justice | December 1, 2013

      Recent Legislatures in Texas have diverted some funding from state lockups to community-based supervision and diversions. Reallocating funding in this way continues to better protect the public safety and reduce crime, as a recent report details.

    • RESEARCH

      Federal Aid to the States 2008-2011

      by Kristen De Pena | February 21, 2013

      It is well understood that the federal government must make spending cuts-these cuts will most likely drastically change the amount of federal dollars that are allocated to the states. Unfortunately for most states, dependence on federal funding has continually risen since 2008.

    • RESEARCH

      Forecasting the Recovery from the Great Recession: Is This Time Different?

      The National Bureau of Economic Research | by Kathryn Dominguez & Matthew Shapiro | February 4, 2013

      Was the slow recovery of the U.S. economy from the trough of the Great Recession anticipated? 

    • RESEARCH

      Public Servants or Privileged Class:

      Citizens Against Government Waste | by John Dunham and Associates | October 17, 2012

      State governments pay on average 6.2 percent more per hour in wages and benefits, including pension benefits, than the private sector for the 22 major occupational categories that exist in both sectors. This combination of excessive wages, pensions and other benefits at the state and local levels is wreaking havoc on public finances in nearly every state.

    • RESEARCH

      Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2012

      The CATO Institute | by Chris Edwards | October 9, 2012

      This fiscal report card on the governors examines state budget actions since 2010 using statistical data to grade the governors on their taxing and spending records-governors who have cut taxes and spending the most receive the highest grades, while those who have increased taxes and spending the most receive the lowest grades.

    • SOLUTIONS

      How Reality-Based Budgeting Can Permanently Resolve State Budget Gaps

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | November 7, 2012

      State Budget Solutions recommends that state legislators take action in 2013 to resolve the serious state financial crises by changing their focus from inputs to outcomes by redesigning budgets from the ground up based on priorities and performance.

    • SOLUTIONS: North Carolina

      A Blueprint for Budget Reform

      Civitas Institute | by Brian Balfour | September 12, 2012

      The ongoing state budget "crisis" strongly underscores the urgent need for North Carolina to adapt significant state budget reforms, including putting North Carolina taxpayers back in charge of approving new debt, and forcing legislators and state agencies at reasonable intervals to justify all spending, not just spending increases.

    • SOLUTIONS

      The Case for Reform: Prisons

      Right on Crime | August 1, 2012

      Prisons are supremely important, but they are also a supremely expensive government program, and thus prison systems must be held to the highest standards of accountability.

    • SOLUTIONS

      The Case for Reform: Adult Probation

      Right on Crime | August 1, 2012
    • SOLUTIONS

      Risk/Needs Assessment 101: Science Reveals New Tools to Manage Offenders

      The Pew Center on the States | March 14, 2012

      State policy makers across the country are putting research into action by passing legislation that requires their courts and corrections agencies to use evidence-based practices. over the past few years, a number of states have passed comprehensive corrections reform packages that require the use of risk/needs assessment and are projected to save taxpayers millions of dollars.

    • HEADLINES: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts , Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire , New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania

      Williams Report - May 20, 2015

      by Bob Williams | May 20, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina , Oklahoma, South Carolina, Illinois, Oregon

      Williams Report - May 13, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | May 13, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Alabama, Arizona, Massachusetts , New Jersey, North Carolina , Pennsylvania

      Williams Report - March 10, 2015

      by Bob Williams | March 10, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts , Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington

      Williams Report - March 02, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | March 2, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan, New Jersey, West Virginia

      Williams Report - February 10, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | February 10, 2015

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    • HEADLINES

      State Budget Shortfalls Update - January 28, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | January 28, 2015

      State Budget Solutions is tracking the budget shortfalls, as reported by government agencies and governors in every state. Some of these deficits are immediate problems, while others are long term problems that need to be tackled sooner than later.

    • HEADLINES: Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts , Kansas

      Williams Report - January 26, 2014

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | January 26, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: Arizona, California, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire , Pennsylvania, West Virginia

      Williams Report - January 20, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | January 20, 2015

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    • HEADLINES: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts , New Jersey, Texas

      Williams Report - January 15, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | January 15, 2015

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    • HEADLINES

      Williams Report - December 22, 2014

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | December 22, 2014

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