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  • Headlines: Mississippi

    Lawmakers putting final touches to state budget

    Mississippi Business Journal | March 26, 2014

    Mississippi legislators expect to be busy this week working out final details of a $6 billion budget for the coming year.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    Assembly Budget Panel To Question Christie Pension Cut

    NJSpotlight.com | by Mark Magyar | March 26, 2014

    PBA president criticizes reduction in pension contributions to balance budgets, but Treasury touts Christie's record $5.3 billion in pension payments.

  • Headlines: Kentucky

    Bill to let agencies leave pension system stalls

    The Louisville Courier-Journal | by Mike Wynn | March 26, 2014

    The head of the House State Government Committee says he doesn't anticipate calling a vote on legislation that would allow some public agencies to leave the troubled state pension system.

  • Headlines

    Increased federal aid to states is a long term trend

    State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams, Joe Luppino-Esposito | March 26, 2014

    State Budget Solutions’ analysis of the latest data shows that, between 2001 and 2012, the percentage of general revenue dollars coming from the federal government increased in 41 states. Click here to see how much your state gets from the feds.

  • Headlines: Arizona

    State budget hits snags in Arizona House

    AZCentral.com | by Alia Beard Rau | March 25, 2014

    The biggest roadblock appeared to be a battle over whether the state should retroactively close a loophole that allows school districts to convert schools to charter schools and collect more state money per student.

  • Headlines: Virginia

    McAuliffe offers new budget, but House lawmakers aren't buying

    The Washington Post | by Laura Vozzella | March 25, 2014

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe tried to shake up Virginia's deadlocked Medicaid debate Monday by proposing a new budget that would expand the health-care program and shower a projected $225 million in related savings on teachers, state employees, pre-kindergarten programs and other Democratic priorities.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    Gov. Christie Retroactively Cuts State Pension Payment

    Philly.com | March 25, 2014

    Facing another year of fiscal problems, Gov. Chris Christie unilaterally changed the funding formula for the state's pension contribution so that he could cancel $93.7 million in previously budgeted pension payments due in June, cut next year's pension bill by $150 million, and put $900 million less into the underfunded pension system by the end of his term.

  • Headlines: New York

    Watchdog: State raids legal funds for poor

    Rochester Democrat & Chronicle | by Gary Craig | March 25, 2014

    As counties like Monroe struggle to cover the cost of legal defense for the poor, state lawmakers have been raiding tens of millions of dollars from a fund designated for that very purpose.

  • Headlines: Indiana

    Indiana to become 1st state to withdraw from Common Core education standards

    Associated Press | March 24, 2014

    Indiana is the first state to withdraw from the Common Core reading and math standards that were adopted by most states around the country.

  • Headlines: Idaho

    Otter orders more transparency on federal spending, preparation for cuts

    Idaho Reporter | by Dustin Hurst | March 24, 2014

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued an executive order that will help Idahoans identify the sources of funding for government programs and initiatives.


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