This panel discussion, with examples from Montana and New Mexico, examines how fiscal policies have failed rural communities.
State and federal fiscal policies hurt rural communities by limiting how local governments can grow, diversify, and invest revenue.
Most U.S. states are adding electricity generation capacity faster than capacity is being retired. Renewable energy adds the most capacity in 18 states.
The capacity to generate electricity has transitioned from coal to natural gas to renewable energy, a trend projected to continue.