State Budgets

Four Things Other New England States Are Doing Worse Than Maine

New England, on the whole, is an economically-depressed region. Between 2004 and 2014, the average cumulative growth of a New England state’s gross domestic product was less than 29 percent. During that same time, no New England state enjoyed growth levels among the top half of the United States, and only Massachusetts was higher than 36 out of 50. That said, while economic underperformance has been the region’s hallmark lately, hope has not completely faded.

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Horvath, Joe (2016, May 31). Four Things Other New England States Are Doing Worse Than Maine. Maine Wire. Retrieved from

In Depth: State Budgets

Smart budgeting is vital to a state’s financial health. The ALEC State Budget Reform Toolkit offers more than 20 policy ideas for addressing today’s shortfalls in a forthright manner, without resorting to budget gimmicks or damaging tax increases. One way to stabilize budgets over time is to embrace…

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