New York (CNNMoney) - The Great Recession has dealt Nevada a losing hand.
The Silver State, which will hold the Republican caucus on Saturday, has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in unemployment, foreclosure filings and share of homes worth less than the mortgages on them.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – Both Republican presidential candidates and President Obama think many Americans aren't paying their fair share of income tax.
They just have very different ideas of who should be paying more.FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Texas Governor Rick Perry likes to brag that his state is an economic powerhouse. But don't tell that to the nearly one in five Texans who are living below the poverty line.
While it's true that Texas is responsible for 40% of the jobs added in the U.S. over the past two years, its poverty rate also grew faster than the national average in 2010.FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Texas has created a lot of jobs over the 10 years that Rick Perry's been governor - there's no doubt about it.
Perry, who is formally launching his presidential candidacy on Saturday, is making his state's economic prowess a centerpiece of his campaign. Already he's been bragging about his state being the "epicenter of job growth."FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The Minnesota shutdown is over.
Governor Mark Dayton signed a $35.7 billion budget on Wednesday, ending the longest state shutdown in recent history.
The signing came shortly after lawmakers approved a two-year spending plan in the wee hours of the morning. It ended a impasse that shuttered much of the state government for the past 19 days.FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - There won't be any happy hours at The Independent in Minneapolis during the government shutdown.
The restaurant's liquor license expired just as a budget impasse in Minnesota put most state operations on hold. So both the state licensing bureau and the eatery had to shut their doors Friday.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) -- California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Thursday the budget passed by state lawmakers that relied on spending cuts, fund transfers and one-time revenue boosts. But he allowed legislators to keep collecting their paychecks.
Brown, who has promised for months that he wanted to present Californians with a gimmick-free budget that would solve the state's $26 billion deficit with a combination of tax extensions and spending cuts, said this budget was not a balanced solution.FULL STORY