Ali Eaves

As Some States Close Highway Rest Stops, Others See Roadside Revenue

By: - July 28, 2010

Photo courtesy of HMSHost Corporation Last month on the busy Interstate 95 corridor, Delaware unveiled a new $35 million welcome center, which houses restaurants and shops and is expected to bring additional money to the state. Anyone making a long drive through New Mexico next year may want to plan bathroom breaks strategically. State officials […]

Decline in Smoking Means Decline in State Revenue

By: - July 20, 2010 Robinson Americans are smoking less and less. That’s good news for public health, but it creates an ironically nasty side effect for many state budgets. They have grown dependent on an annual stream of money from tobacco companies, and that money is itself dependent on the number of people who consume cigarettes. The payments […]