Dan Crippen

As sales tax base erodes, governors voice support for Market Fairness Act


State leaders joined together on Wednesday to voice support for the Market Fairness Act which calls for online retailers to collect state sales taxes on goods purchased online, something they are not required to do because of a 1992 Supreme Court ruling.

Survey: budget outlook for states improving


The National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers released a new report, "The Fiscal Survey of States," that paints a slightly positive picture as after a half decade of slow recovery following the 2008 recession, states are seeing some fiscal relief.