State Revenues in Freefall

November 10, 2009

The 2010 fiscal year continue to provide lawmakers with reason to reach for the budget ax. As such, a whole host of state access and treatment programs remain very much on the chopping block.  Throughout the recession state revenue collections have consistently underperformed expectations. The decline has been steep and unrelenting. Even pessimistic forecasts have […]


October 12, 2009

The notwithstanding clause of Canada’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms is one of the more peculiar tools of federalism.  It doesn’t really exist as a matter of law in the States. The charter is roughly the same as our Bill of Rights. Up north, the individual provinces can opt out (or in) to certain constitutional provisions. […]

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