Articles from newspapers and websites around the nation

  • Headlines: Pennsylvania

    Auditor General Concerned About Underfunded State Pensions

    CBS Pittsburgh | by Sarah Arbogast | June 6, 2014

    "The crisis is that if we don't tackle this issue, we are going to have either massive tax increases, or we're going to have layoffs of our police and fire personnel," Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said. "And the No. 1 job of local government is public safety."

  • Headlines: Ohio

    Midterm budget bill heads to Kasich's desk | June 6, 2014

    Final passage came after lawmakers sought to ensure additional legislative control over $300 million set aside in the budget measure for a Medicaid reserve fund. The fund covers unexpected expenses for the taxpayer-funded health program.

  • Headlines: South Carolina

    Budget deal includes 2% pay hike for SC state workers, 4K expansion

    The State | by Cassie Cope | June 6, 2014

    State employees will get a 2 percent pay raise, 4-year-old kindergarten will expand and local governments will get more state money as part of a $7 billion budget deal that the S.C. House and state Senate passed Wednesday.

  • Headlines: Montana

    State budget outlook good, analyst says

    The Billings Gazette | by Charles S. Johnson | June 6, 2014

    State tax revenues are expected to grow by 9.1 percent, or by $377 million, for the two-year budget period ending in mid-2017.

  • Headlines: Virginia

    Deal on state budget could come in 11th hour

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch | by Jim Nolan and Michael Martz | June 4, 2014

    Key Democrats away, House GOP cool as July 1 draws near.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Oklahoma governor signs $7.1B state budget bill, dozens more | by Sean Murphy | June 4, 2014

    Pay raises are on the way for more than 12,000 state workers such as prison guards and nurses, but most state agencies will face budget cuts of more than 5 percent under a budget bill signed Tuesday by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

  • Headlines: North Carolina

    Gov. McCrory says NC budget compromise may prove difficult

    News & Observer | by John Frank | June 4, 2014

    Gov. Pat McCrory continued to issue stern warnings Tuesday about the direction lawmakers are taking the state budget.

  • Headlines: Kentucky

    Kentucky City Sues State Pension System Over Risky Investments | by Jonathan Meador | June 4, 2014

    A Kentucky city is suing the state's public pension system over its investment of county employees' retirement money into "risky" hedge funds.

  • Headlines: Ohio

    Just for kicks, light it up!: America's Most Outrageous State Spending Proposals

    State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito | June 4, 2014

    Never mind the debt: the Buckeye State managed to find money to fund youth soccer under the lights.

  • Headlines

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