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  • Headlines: Florida

    Fla. House Poised To Okay Changes To State Pension

    CBS Miami | April 24, 2014

    The House could take a final vote on the bill (HB 7181) this week. A similar proposal is moving in the Florida Senate, but it's unclear if the measure will pass.

  • Headlines: Hawaii

    House and Senate negotiators announce public school spending

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | April 24, 2014

    Hung up over state construction spending, state House and Senate negotiators have pushed deliberations on the state budget to Friday, the deadline to have bills ready for final votes next week before the session adjourns.

  • Headlines: Florida

    Pension reform championed by conservatives running into trouble

    The Miami Herald | by Michael Van | April 23, 2014

    As Tuesday's Florida Senate Appropriations Committee meeting showed, pension reform is hardly a conservative litmus test.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

    NewsOK.com | by Sean Murphy | April 23, 2014

    The problem is that lawmakers over the last decade have created and expanded so many tax breaks and earmarked so much money for special projects that there's no longer enough for basic services.

  • Headlines: Arizona

    Arizona House rejects bill limiting total state pensions to $120,000

    The Republic | April 23, 2014

    The Arizona House has rejected a bill that would have limited the size of state pensions for people hired after this summer.

  • Headlines: Virginia

    Lawmakers return for veto session with budget at standstill

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch | by Jim Nolan | April 22, 2014

    Lawmakers return to Richmond Wednesday to consider Governor Terry McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments with the most important piece of legislation -- the budget -- still unresolved, and unlikely to shift from its partisan standoff.

  • Headlines: Delaware

    Delaware budget writers look for ways to plug shortfall

    Newsworks.org | April 22, 2014

    The Delaware Office of Management and Budget is trying to plug the state's projected fiscal year 2014 revenue shortfall with money that has not been used by other departments.

  • Headlines

    Lawmakers Jockey Over Budget Surpluses

    Stateline | by Elaine S. Povich | April 22, 2014

    According to NASBO, Kentucky and many other states have put the emphasis on restoring funding to education this year. A still incomplete survey of states showed that the vast majority are increasing elementary and secondary education funding, along with transportation and infrastructure.

  • Headlines: Kansas

    Medicaid expansion in Kansas on hold until at least 2015

    Washington Post - GovBeat | by Niraj Chokshi | April 21, 2014

    If Kansas opts to expand Medicaid, it won’t happen until at least next year.

  • Headlines: New York

    DiNapoli: Some good, some bad in state budget

    The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle | by Joseph Spector | April 21, 2014

    New York state ended last fiscal year in its best financial position in years, but the state will rely on borrowing, one-shot revenue and uncertain funding to do it, a report Monday from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found.


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