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  • 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.

  • Headlines: Illinois

    Gov. Quinn's Tax Pickle

    The Wall Street Journal | by Allysia Finley | April 30, 2014

    Gov. Quinn suggested that Chicago's impending pension crisis could be ameliorated by state revenue sharing. The city of Chicago and its schools have a combined $30 billion in unfunded pension liability.

  • Headlines: Iowa

    Budget for health and welfare programs passes Iowa Legislature

    The Des Moines Register | by Jason Noble | April 30, 2014

    The House and Senate each passed a $1.9 billion budget for the state's health and social service functions, including the Medicaid health-care program for the poor.

  • Headlines: Illinois

    Illinois residents paying more taxes for fewer services

    Illinois Watchdog | by Ben Yount | April 29, 2014

    "The pension obligation debt is eight times all the bond debt for building roads and schools and everything else," said Bob Williams, president of State Budget Solutions. "Essentially, the state has been living on credit cards."

  • Headlines: Virginia

    GOP leaders: Democrats 'playing games' with state budget

    The Virginian-Pilot | by Julian Walker | April 29, 2014

    Frustrated Virginia legislative Republicans accused Democrats of state budget brinkmanship after one Democratic senator in published remarks said he's willing to overshoot a key fiscal deadline to get concessions on Medicaid expansion.


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