State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

Back to the Future: Revenue Sharing for Recession Relief
December 07, 2009

So it sounds like the president may call for some sort of additional aid to state and local governments Tuesday when he speaks on job preservation and creation at Brookings. That’s potentially very good, but it’s important that Congress and the administration get the job done right this time.

How Stupid Talking Points Get Started
July 13, 2009

Ed Kilgore is managing editor of The Democratic Strategist, a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and a frequent contributor to a variety of political journals.  In looking for something else this morning, I ran across a couple of conservative blog posts that almost perfectly illustrated how rapidly routine information can be distorted into talking points used in attacks on the Obama administration, the Democratic Congress, and in this case, state and local governments. The original source of those talking points was a General Accounting Office report on how state and local gove