Articles from newspapers and websites around the nation

  • Headlines

    How to Become a (Public Pension) Millionaire

    The Wall Street Journal | by Andrew Biggs | March 17, 2014

    In five states, an average full-career retiree receives a retirement income higher than his final salary.

  • Headlines: Tennessee

    Tennessee House approves Common Core delay

    Tennessean | by Chas Sisk | March 14, 2014

    Tennessee lawmakers voted to delay the Common Core education program for two years, as opponents staged an ambush Thursday morning on the floor of the state House.

  • Headlines: New York

    NY Senate agrees on state budget measure

    The Wall Street Journal | March 14, 2014

    The Senate's resolution includes $540 million for universal prekindergarten and after-school programs in New York City and additional funding for the rest of the state.

  • Headlines: Kentucky

    Kentucky House approves two-year state budget; Senate consideration is next | by John Cheves | March 14, 2014

    The Kentucky House voted Thursday night to approve the state's $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan and forward it to the Senate, with 15 days remaining in the 60-workday legislative session.

  • Headlines: Washington

    House passes state operating budget

    The Seattle Times | by Andrew Garber | March 14, 2014

    State lawmakers Thursday reached agreement on a state operating budget that doesn't close tax breaks or provide a pay increase for teachers.

  • Headlines: Maryland

    Md. Senate advances $39B Maryland budget

    Businessweek | by Brian White | March 13, 2014

    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.

  • Headlines: Florida

    Florida's economic forecast boosts budget outlook

    The Miami Herald | March 13, 2014

    A steadily improving Florida economy means that lawmakers will have a bit more revenue in this year's budget.

  • Headlines: Hawaii

    House advances $12.1B state budget

    The Maui News | by Cathy Bussewitz | March 13, 2014

    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.

  • Headlines: Michigan

    Supplemental state budget has $215 million for roads

    ABC 10 | March 13, 2014

    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

  • Headlines: New York

    NY Senate leadership feeling pressure over budget

    The Wall Street Journal | March 13, 2014

    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.

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