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  • Headlines: Virginia

    State lawmakers still no closer to budget compromise

    The Virginian Pilot | by Julian Walker | April 25, 2014

    As state senators upheld Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes of two Republican-backed measures on religious expression, their House of Delegates counterparts rejected many of his amendments on other pieces of legislation.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Oklahoma House passes income tax cut legislation

    Businessweek | by Tim Talley | April 24, 2014

    House members voted 54-40 for the Senate-passed measure that is one of the session's top priorities for Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, who is seeking re-election. It now goes to Fallin to be signed into law.

  • Headlines: North Carolina

    SEANC report harshly criticizes NC Treasurer Janet Cowell

    News & Observer | by David Ranii | April 24, 2014

    A blistering report on the management of the state's $87 billion pension fund commissioned by the State Employees Association of North Carolina reinforces and significantly expands the group's long-standing criticisms of state Treasurer Janet Cowell.

  • 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.


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