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  • Headlines: Illinois

    Emanuel pension fix: Shrink benefits, raise taxes

    Chicago Tribune | by Hal Dardick and Bill Ruthhart | April 1, 2014

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits for some city workers to start digging out of a massive pension debt he inherited.

  • Headlines: Kentucky

    Kentucky Budget bill goes to governor's desk

    Associated Press | April 1, 2014

    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $20.3 billion biennial spending plan Monday that authorizes $20.3 billion in spending for education, Medicaid, pensions, and other state government services while cutting spending in many state agencies by 5 percent through fiscal 2016.

  • Headlines: New York

    NY Legislature passes $140B state budget just minutes before deadline

    The Associated Press | April 1, 2014

    The New York Legislature on Monday passed a $140 billion election-year budget that will expand pre-kindergarten statewide and provide tax relief to homeowners and corporations.

  • Headlines: Rhode Island

    Rhode Island's public workers and retirees cast ballots to decide fate of pension settlement

    Associated Press | by David Klepper | March 31, 2014

    The fate of Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul — a model cited in other states wrestling with escalating retirements — now hinges on the votes of the same government workers and retirees who sued to block the law.

  • Headlines: New York

    State budget deal includes bailout package for Yonkers

    The Journal News | by Jon Campbell | March 31, 2014

    The city of Yonkers' school system would be in line for a significant state bailout under a budget deal reached early Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders. 

  • Headlines: Kentucky

    NKY priorities funded in state budget compromise

    Cincinnati.com | by Amanda Van Benschoten | March 31, 2014

    Legislative leaders spent 18 hours at the negotiating table overnight, but they emerged early Sunday morning with a $20 billion two-year state budget that includes three of Northern Kentucky's top priorities. 

  • Headlines: New York

    A New York Debate: Is the Budget Late?

    The Wall Street Journal | by Mike Vilensky | March 31, 2014

    While the matter might not appear particularly complex, the question has stumped even some veteran Albany insiders. 

  • Headlines: Virginia

    Va. counties urge budget adoption; take no stand on Medicaid

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch | by Michael Martz | March 27, 2014

    The association, representing 95 counties, sent a letter to House Speaker William J. Howell that urges the legislature to end a budget stalemate that already has spilled into a special session that threatens to delay passage of a budget at least a month and likely longer.

  • Headlines: New York

    Top NY lawmaker: Budget deal near as leaders meet

    The Wall Street Journal | March 27, 2014

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are working against a deadline to get a budget approved before the new state fiscal year Tuesday.

  • Headlines: Maryland

    House approves $38.7 billion state budget

    The Baltimore Sun | by Timothy B. Wheeler | March 27, 2014

    The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes.


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