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  • Headlines: Arizona

    Brewer, budget committee release conflicting budgets

    Arizona Republic | by Alia Beard Rau | January 27, 2014

    Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative economists over the past week released conflicting budget predictions for the next three years, setting the stage for a battle over Arizona’s future.

  • Headlines: Louisiana

    Jindal administration releases state budget for next fiscal year

    The Advocate | by Michelle Milhollon | January 27, 2014

    Legislators seemed happy with the governor's approach this year - or happier than they have been in the past. Education funding got a boost. Extra dollars were found for families struggling with developmental disabilities. Details on actual funding cuts will unfold in the coming weeks.

  • Headlines

    Unions Decline in Public Sector

    New York Times | by Associated Press | January 27, 2014

    The nation’s union membership held steady at 11.3 percent last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, but losses among state and government workers suggest an ominous trend for the future of organized labor. 

  • Headlines

    How states spend their cash, in 5 maps

    Washington Post - GovBeat | by Niraj Chokshi | January 24, 2014

    States spent more than they made for the third time in four years, according to new Census data.

  • Headlines: Illinois

    Case before high court could shake public unions

    Sacramento Bee | by Jon Ortiz | January 24, 2014

    Maybe you haven’t heard about Harris v. Quinn, but you will, especially if the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling dooms public-employee collective bargaining.

  • Headlines: Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Bill Challenges Union Privilege

    Workplace Choice | by Trey Kovacs | January 24, 2014

    Pennsylvania government unions are spreading misinformation about a bill that would end the practice of public employers deducting union dues from members’ paychecks.

  • Headlines: California

    California students sue state over ineffective teachers

    Washington Times | by Cheryl K. Chumley | January 24, 2014

    Nine California students have launched a lawsuit against the state, arguing that current law and entrenched practices they see as pro-union actually short-change the poor and the minority communities on their education.

  • Headlines: Michigan

    Michigan governor defends state money for Detroit pensions

    Reuters | January 24, 2014

    As retirees and lawmakers began leveling criticism at Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's plan to use $350 million of state money to reduce cuts in pension benefits for Detroit workers, Snyder set out on Thursday to defend the proposal as a way to help ease the impact of the city's bankruptcy on its retired workers.

  • Headlines: Arizona

    Brewer, budget committee release conflicting budgets

    The Republic | by Alicia Beard Rau | January 24, 2014

    Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative economists over the past week released conflicting budget predictions for the next three years, setting the stage for a battle over Arizona's future.

  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    Patrick unveils $36.4B budget that hikes spending

    Associated Press | by Steve LeBlanc | January 24, 2014

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick delivered his final state budget plan to Beacon Hill lawmakers Wednesday, a $36.4 billion proposal that would increase spending by 4.9 percent over the current budget.


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