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  • Headlines: Alabama

    Senate budget chairman Arthur Orr proposes $400 bonus for state employees

    AL.com | by Mike Cason | March 19, 2014

    The budget would spend $1.8 billion from the General Fund, a main source of state dollars for non-education agencies.

  • Headlines: Ohio

    $3 million in state budget allocated to Cincinnati Zoo

    Cincinnati.com | March 19, 2014

    The $3 million allocated to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in the 2014 Capital Budget will go toward the zoo's Africa project and cheetah breeding facility.

  • Headlines: California

    Reed Pulls Plug on State Pension Reform, Wins Appeal of $1 Fine

    San Jose Inside | by Jennifer Wadsworth | March 19, 2014

    After losing an appeal over ballot measure language, Mayor Chuck Reed decided to drop his 2014 state pension reform campaign and delay it to 2016.

  • Headlines

    Great Expectations: States still use unrealistic pension assumptions

    Watchdog.org | by Eric Boehm | March 19, 2014

    A recent study by the Society of Actuaries, a national industry group, concluded that states and municipalities shouldn’t use discount rates that are unlikely to be achieved.

  • Headlines: Delaware

    Lower revenue threatens Markell budget plan

    Delaware Online | by Jonathan Starkey | March 18, 2014

    State tax collections dropped $40 million below expectations, according to an advisory panel that delivered the latest projections Monday that could cause more trouble for Gov. Jack Markell as he seeks support for multiple tax increases and his broader $3.8 billion budget plan.

  • Headlines: New York

    Dueling N.Y. State budget plans give unity a try

    The Buffalo News | by Tom Precious | March 18, 2014

    Lawmakers repeated that they were "not that far apart" and stressed the importance of getting an on-time budget before the 2014 fiscal year begins April 1.

  • Headlines: Louisiana

    Louisiana state budget gaps start to come to light

    New Orleans Times-Picayune | by Julie O'Donoghue | March 18, 2014

    After a week of scrutiny, Gov. Bobby Jindal's $25 billion state spending proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is beginning to show some trouble spots. Elected officials and legislative staff said that some revenue the Jindal administration had baked into the budget wasn't necessarily guaranteed to materialize, and other obvious expenses don't have any revenue assigned to them.

  • Headlines: South Dakota

    SD Legislature passes $4.3 billion state budget

    Associated Press | March 17, 2014

    The South Dakota Legislature passed a $4.3 billion spending plan Friday that gives extra state money to teachers, the state’s four technical institutes and some nursing homes and other health care facilities that serve low-income people.

     

  • Headlines: Colorado

    CO State Budget: Balancing Wants and Needs

    Public News Service | March 17, 2014

    Henry Sobanet, director of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting, said that, while things are certainly looking up in terms of state revenue, recovery won't be instantaneous, and he also said it's important the state prepare for another economic downturn in the future.

    said that, while things are certainly looking up in terms of state revenue, recovery won't be instantaneous, and he also said it's important the state prepare for another economic downturn in the future. - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-17/civic-engagement/co-state-budget-balancing-wants-and-needs/a38145-1#sthash.9zhtuF1P.dpufsaid that, while things are certainly looking up in terms of state revenue, recovery won't be instantaneous, and he also said it's important the state prepare for another economic downturn in the future.
    said that, while things are certainly looking up in terms of state revenue, recovery won't be instantaneous, and he also said it's important the state prepare for another economic downturn in the future. - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-17/civic-engagement/co-state-budget-balancing-wants-and-needs/a38145-1#sthash.9zhtuF1P.dpuf
  • 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.


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