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  • 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.

  • Headlines: Virginia

    State budget impasse makes planning hard for local governments

    WVEC.com | March 12, 2014

    Local governments in Virginia can't plan their budgets until they know how much money they'll receive from the state. That puts fire, police, and schools in limbo.

  • Headlines: Kentucky

    Budget, tax bills advances in Kentucky House

    The Louisville Courier-Journal | by Tom Loftus | March 12, 2014

    Over objections of minority Republicans, the House budget committee on Tuesday approved a $20 billion budget bill that makes minor changes to Gov. Steve Beshear's proposal.

  • Headlines: New Mexico

    Governor Martinez signs $6B state budget

    KRQE | by Lysee Mitri | March 11, 2014

    As signed, the $6.15 billion budget increases state spending by 4.3% over the current fiscal year. Education spending increases by 5.75% to a record high of $2.7 billion.

  • Headlines: Colorado

    State Budget Surplus Leads To Spending Spree

    CBS Denver | March 11, 2014

    For the first time in years the state budget is seeing a surplus rather than a deficit and Lawmakers seem to think this money is a lot more than it really is.

  • Headlines: Louisiana

    State budget far from balanced

    The Advocate | March 11, 2014

    The Jindal administration has a ways to go to balance the current year's $25.6 billion state budget, the Louisiana Senate's chief budget advisor said.

  • Headlines

    Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up

    New York Times | by Erica Goode | March 11, 2014

    In a little-noticed outcome of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, jails and prisons around the country are beginning to sign up inmates for health insurance under the law, taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid that allows states to extend coverage to single and childless adults — a major part of the prison population.


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