States and localities should carefully evaluate the incentives they offer to attract or retain business since such subsidies must be offset by higher tax burdens on consumers, oth
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined-contribution or
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems, strengthen the funding of their plans, consider the short- and long-term costs of benefit
Ethics regulations should protect against conflicts of interest.
Federal and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring and mandatory retirement ages for all workers, including public-safety employees.
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
States should consolidate LTSS programs, policies, and budgets within one state agency to promote efficiency, create single points of entry for LTSS, and implement the data
States should develop uniform assessment instruments for use in all state LTSS programs.
Congress should make pre-dispute mandatory arbitration provisions in LTSS contracts unenforceable.