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  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    Massachusetts House releases $36.2B state budget

    Boston.com | by Steve LeBlanc | April 10, 2014

    House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey said the proposal is about 5 percent higher than the estimated spending in the current fiscal year and $191 million less than the Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed 2015 fiscal year budget.

  • Headlines: Ohio

    Provisions on higher education in state budget review pass Ohio House

    The Cleveland Plain Dealer | by Sam Howard | April 10, 2014

    Provisions in House Bill 484 would make funding for state community, community and technical colleges incentivized based on student success. Rep. Cliff Rosenberger said the bill would help Ohio lead the nation in tying funding to academic performance.

  • Headlines: Rhode Island

    Rhode Island is considering options on pension deal, Chafee says

    The Boston Globe | April 10, 2014

    Governor Lincoln Chafee said Rhode Island is considering various options on how to proceed with lawsuits brought over the state's landmark pension overhaul, after a proposed deal was rejected by members of police unions.

  • Headlines

    Rebounding economy fills state coffers with record tax revenues

    Washington Post - GovBeat | by Reid Wilson | April 10, 2014

    State governments collected more than $846 billion in tax revenue in the last fiscal year, the highest amount ever reported, as a rebounding economy boosted coffers hit hard by the recession.

  • Headlines: California

    New pension plans differ greatly from 'classic' models

    Sacramento Bee - The State Worker | by Jon Ortiz | April 10, 2014

    California became a dual-class public employee state last year when a sweeping law lowered pension benefits for state and local government workers hired in 2013 and later.

  • Headlines: Tennessee

    State House sets up budget floor vote, kills Democrat amendments

    The Tennessean | by Tom Humphrey | April 9, 2014

    A House floor vote has been set for Thursday on Gov. Bill Haslam's $32 billion state budget for the coming year after Republicans rejected in committee a Democratic attempt to use reserve fund to provide pay raises for state employees and teachers.

  • Headlines: Illinois

    Chicago pension overhaul OK'd by House, Senate

    ABC7Chicago | by Charles Thomas | April 9, 2014

    State lawmakers approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overhaul proposal for two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade.

  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    Massachusetts House to release state budget plan

    Boston Herald | April 9, 2014

    The budget plan to be released Wednesday follows the unveiling in January of Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed $36.2 billion spending plan for the 2015 fiscal year.

  • Headlines: Washington

    Who is the leading budget reformer in Washington? Olympia, Washington that is

    State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito | April 8, 2014

    Although Washington's budget debate was simpler than in past years, lawmakers kept Jason Mercier of the Washington Policy Center busy with fiscal reforms and budget gimmicks.

  • Headlines: Arizona

    State budget deal sealed

    Arizona Daily Sun | by Howard Fischer | April 8, 2014

    State lawmakers approved a $9.23 billion budget for the coming fiscal year Monday as Senate Republicans agreed a spending plan higher than they had originally wanted but still less than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer.


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