The Maryland Senate advanced the state's $39 billion budget on Wednesday, finding a quick solution to fill a drop in projected revenues by using money in a long-term plan to strengthen the state's pension system.
A steadily improving Florida economy means that lawmakers will have a bit more revenue in this year's budget.
The Hawaii House approved a $12.1 billion state budget Wednesday for the next fiscal year, meeting a legislative deadline to pass a budget bill on to the Senate.
Gov. Rick Snyder today said that a $330 million budget supplemental approved by the Legislature that, among other things, includes up to $215 million for priority road projects and winter road maintenance
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The lobbying comes as Senate Republicans and the breakaway Democrats tried to agree on a fiscal plan that will outline that chamber's positions in budget negotiations. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders face an April 1 deadline to finalize a spending plan.
For the budget year beginning July 1, Gov. Nixon is counting on 5.2 percent growth in general revenue. House and Senate budget leaders, however, project growth at 4.2 percent.
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The head of the state's police unions today slammed Gov. Chris Christie over some $50 million in what he called "pension giveaways" to local municipalities.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would overhaul the state pension system by moving new employees of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System from a defined benefit plan.
Local governments in Virginia can't plan their budgets until they know how much money they'll receive from the state. That puts fire, police, and schools in limbo.
Over objections of minority Republicans, the House budget committee on Tuesday approved a $20 billion budget bill that makes minor changes to Gov. Steve Beshear's proposal.