Headlines: New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are working against a deadline to get a budget approved before the new state fiscal year Tuesday.
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes.
The General Assembly's budget-writing committee is recommending that $12.3 million be added to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget proposal for next fiscal year.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has prepared an election-year spending proposal that would make permanent the 67 percent income tax increase set to expire in 2015 and couple it with property tax relief for homeowners.
Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget
House members spent most of Tuesday bringing up amendments they hoped to add on to the FY 2015 budget, including two attempts to expand Medicaid. Both failed.
Mississippi legislators expect to be busy this week working out final details of a $6 billion budget for the coming year.
Headlines: New Jersey
PBA president criticizes reduction in pension contributions to balance budgets, but Treasury touts Christie's record $5.3 billion in pension payments.
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.
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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.