MENU

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

  • Headlines: Missouri

    Official says eight-month state budget is an option

    The Springfield News-Leader | by Jonathan Shorman | January 14, 2014

    An abbreviated budget would be designed to combat budget withholding by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Senate Appropriations Chairman Sen. Kurt Schaefer, a Republican, said Nixon's withholds create "tremendous" uncertainty.

  • Headlines: California

    Brown budget plan faulted on bullet train, teacher pensions

    The Los Angeles Times | by Chris Megerian | January 14, 2014

    Legislative analyst praises Brown for paying down debt and adding to a reserve fund, but says more should be put into teacher pensions and calls bullet train funding risky.

  • Headlines: Iowa

    Branstad proposes record $7 billion state general-fund budget

    The Sioux City Journal | by Rod Boshart | January 14, 2014

    The budget proposes to spend slightly more than $7 billion in the fiscal year that begins July 1, an overall increase of 7.8 percent from current funding levels.

  • Headlines: Wisconsin

    Wisconsin funds post double-digit returns; pension increases possible

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 14, 2014

    The two pension funds for retired state workers operated by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board posted double-digit returns in 2013.

  • Headlines: Maine

    Maine Gov: $119M Needed to Balance State Budget

    MPBN | January 14, 2014

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration says lawmakers must find a way to fill a $119 million hole in the state's budget.

  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    Mass. budget debate begins with revenue estimate

    Boston.com | January 13, 2014

    By Wednesday, top budget officials in the Patrick administration, the Massachusetts House and Senate must agree on a single, best estimate for how much the state is expected to collect in revenue in the fiscal year beginning July 1.

  • Headlines: Missouri

    Missouri governor, lawmakers disagree over state's budget

    The Columbia Missourian | by David A. Lieb | January 13, 2014

    For the first time in a decade, Missouri's top officials can't agree on how much money will be available for the state budget.

  • Headlines: Connecticut

    'A financial time bomb': State pension system is one of the country's most underfunded

    The Day | by Johanna Somers | January 13, 2014

    Retired Connecticut state employees received the highest annual pensions in the country in 2011, despite contributing less out of their paychecks than the national average.

  • Headlines: Washington

    Bill would phase out pensions for public employees in state

    The Seattle Times | by Jim Brunner | January 13, 2014

    Now that Boeing Machinists have given up their pensions, some state lawmakers are renewing calls for the state to end pensions for public employees and replace them with 401(k)-style retirement plans.

  • Headlines: California

    Gov. Jerry Brown Uses Surplus to Prevent Bankruptcies

    The Fiscal Times | by Eric Pianin | January 11, 2014

    Amid a rash of municipal bankruptcies and mounting concerns about unfunded state pension benefits, Gov. Jerry Brown of California is charting a course of fiscal probity that could have broader implications for the rest of the country.

  • Headlines: North Carolina

    McCrory administration explores broad budget cuts to boost teacher pay

    The News & Observer | by Patrick Gannon | January 11, 2014

    A memo from State Budget Director Art Pope to department heads is additional evidence that state leaders may increase pay for state workers in the 2014-15 budget, but it also suggests that departmental budgets might be cut to cover the cost.

  • Headlines: New Mexico

    Moody’s upbeat on NM pension reforms

    The Albuquerque Journal | by Winthrop Quigley | January 11, 2014

    Moody's Investor Service praised last month's New Mexico Supreme Court decision upholding changes in the state's public pension programs, calling it "credit positive" for state and local debt.

  • Headlines: California

    Brown Proposes Record $106.8 Billion California Budget

    Bloomberg | by Michael B. Marois | January 10, 2014

    California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a record $106.8 billion budget as state coffers brim with the biggest surplus in more than a decade, setting up a fight with fellow Democrats who want more spending.

  • Headlines

    State Lawmakers Face Tough Choices on Common Core

    Education Week | by Andrew Ujifusa | January 10, 2014

    For many states, this year will be a key juncture for decisions about the standards-and related exams-before their full weight is felt in classrooms, district offices, and state education departments in the 2014-15 school year.

  • Headlines: Alabama

    Alabama's state budgets: Agencies could face spending cuts next year

    AL.com | by Mike Cason | January 10, 2014

    Rep. Steve Clouse, chair of the General Fund committee, said Medicaid is expected to seek an increase of about $100 million above this year's appropriation, which was $615 million out of the total General Fund budget of $1.75 billion.

  • Headlines: West Virginia

    W.Va. gov's buget taps reserves, keeps tax rates

    Businessweek | by Jonathan Mattise | January 9, 2014

    Amid a budget shortfall, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to avoid raising taxes and give public employees raises by tapping West Virginia's rainy-day fund.

  • California

    Jerry Brown’s budget plan proposes cautious spending, paying down debt

    The Sacramento Bee | by David Siders, Jim Miller and Jeremy B. White | January 9, 2014

    Bracing against calls for more spending after years of recession-era cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown today will propose modest increases for social services next fiscal year, with billions of dollars in surplus revenue going to reduce state debt.

  • Headlines: Illinois

    Report: 5 state pension funds owed $100.5B

    The State Journal-Register | by Doug Finke | January 9, 2014

    The report from Auditor General William Holland's office shows the unfunded liability of the five state-funded pension systems was $100.5 billion as of June 30, the end of the state's fiscal year. That's an increase of $5.9 billion from the previous year.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    NJ gov't faces $214 billion debt; pensions are biggest cause

    New Jersey Watchdog | by Mark Lagerkvist | January 8, 2014

    Guard your wallets and hide your bank books! New Jersey's state government is facing a $214 billion debt - more than $24,000 for every man, woman and child.

  • Headlines: West Virginia

    Governor Tomblin calls for $33 million in budget

    The Charleston Daily Mail | by Dave Boucher | January 8, 2014

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin implemented a hiring freeze last month and is now calling on state agencies to cut $33 million from their budgets as the state stares down an $81.5 million hole in its budget.


Previous   12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32   Next