Archives: Lee Schalk / Publications

Archives: Lee Schalk / Publications

  • State Bonded Obligations, 2020 image

    State Bonded Obligations, 2020

    State governments borrow for a myriad of reasons and issue various types of bonded obligations. Today, their total bonded liabilities exceed $1.25 trillion, representing just over $3,800 per person nationally.

  • Unaccountable and Unaffordable, 2020 image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable, 2020

    Our latest edition of this report finds that unfunded state pension liabilities total $5.82 trillion or $17,748 for every man, woman and child in the United States. State governments are …

  • Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2020 image

    Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2020

    The Continuing Need for OPEB Reform

  • State Tax Cut Roundup, 2019 image

    State Tax Cut Roundup, 2019

    The 2019 state legislative sessions ended with six states enacting substantial tax relief for their citizens that was sufficient to qualify for State Tax Cut Roundup. Of the six states …

  • State Bonded Obligations, 2019 image

    State Bonded Obligations, 2019

    States issue a diverse array of bonded obligations, with a range of obligation strength, revenue sources, debt service schedules and other factors. This study collects and analyzes the bonded obligations …

  • Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2019 image

    Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2019

    The Continuing Need for OPEB Reform

  • State of the States: An Analysis of the 2019 Governors’ Addresses image

    State of the States: An Analysis of the 2019 Governors’ Addresses

    The latest entry of the State of the States publication breaks down each governor’s “state of the state” address and identifies strong and weak policy prescriptions within. The publications also explore each states …