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  • Headlines: Kentucky

    Kentucky House approves two-year state budget; Senate consideration is next

    Kentucky.com | 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.

  • Headlines: Missouri

    Mo. House Budget Committee endorses budget bills

    St. Louis Post Dispatch | by Alex Stuckey | March 13, 2014

    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.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    PBA head accuses Christie of using pension as a 'slush fund'

    NJ.com | by Darryl Isherwood | March 13, 2014

    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.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Pension overhaul bill passes Oklahoma House

    NewsOK.com | by Randy Ellis | March 12, 2014

    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.


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