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  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    Mass. pension plan ranks worst in US, study finds

    The Boston Globe | by Beth Healy | May 5, 2014

    According to the study, Massachusetts receives a "D" for it's plan's funding ratio, along with numerous other states. It received an "F" for making required contributions, with three other states. - New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota.

  • Headlines: Pennsylvania

    Anemic tax collections add to state budget woes

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | by Kate Giammarise | May 2, 2014

    Pennsylvania is facing an estimated budget shortfall of $1.3 billion through June 2015, according to a bleak revenue forecast issued by the state's Independent Fiscal Office.

  • Headlines: Connecticut

    GOP Lawmakers Blast Malloy's Budget Agreement

    NBC Connecticut | by Susan Haigh | May 2, 2014

    Connecticut's Democratic governor and legislative leaders announced they reached an agreement on a revised budget, saying it still includes funding for additional early childhood education slots and other major initiatives, despite a recent drop in the state's projected surplus by hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    Massachusetts House approves $36B state budget

    The Boston Herald | May 1, 2014

    The Massachusetts House has passed a $36.2 billion state budget that would raise overall state spending by about 5 percent without new taxes and offers additional resources for the state's embattled child welfare agency.

  • Headlines: Colorado

    Colorado Governor Signs Budget With Increased Education Spending

    Businessweek | by Jennifer Oldham | May 1, 2014

    The budget, which includes federal funds, is about a 20 percent increase over the $21 billion allocated for fiscal 2014, which ends June 30.

  • Headlines: Connecticut

    Projected State Budget Surplus Collapses

    The Hartford Courant | by Christopher Keating | May 1, 2014

    Estimates of tax revenues down sharply in final week of budget negotiations.

  • Headlines: Florida

    Pension reform bill dies in Senate

    The Miami Herald | by Michael van Sickler | May 1, 2014

    For the second year in a row, it appears legislators will reject changes to the state's pension plan.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    Christie may cut NJ budget to close growing shortfall, Treasury says

    NJ.com | April 30, 2014

    New Jersey's budget shortfall will grow to a staggering $807 million at the end of April, state officials announced while warning of a fiscal emergency that could force Gov. Chris Christie to make deep and unexpected cuts to several programs.

  • Headlines: Hawaii

    Hawaii lawmakers approve $12B state budget for FY2014-15

    KHON2.com | April 30, 2014

    The budget, which provides $6.189 billion in general funds and $12.147 billion in all means of financing, was characterized by House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke as measured and prudent.

  • Headlines: Florida

    $75B state budget ready for late Friday approval

    Tallahassee.com | by Bill Cotterell | April 30, 2014

    Florida legislators moved their $75-billion state budget package into position for adjournment of their election-year session Tuesday and revived a politically sensitive plan for letting undocumented immigrants get in-state tuition in state colleges.


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