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  • Headlines: Florida

    Spend it like Beckham: America's Most Outrageous State Spending Proposals

    State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito | June 9, 2014

    David Beckham might be one of sports’ most well-paid athletes, but that doesn’t mean he’s above asking for taxpayer money for his pet project.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma, North Carolina , South Carolina, Indiana

    Common Core is taking a permanent summer vacation in several states

    State Budget Solutions | by Hannah Oh | June 9, 2014

    Multiple state efforts to repeal the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have culminated in success in recent weeks. 

  • Headlines: South Carolina

    Gov. Haley: Eliminate state income tax

    The State | by Kirk Brown | June 6, 2014

    Gov. Nikki Haley called for doing away with the state income tax as a means of promoting economic development in South Carolina.

  • Headlines: Pennsylvania

    Auditor General Concerned About Underfunded State Pensions

    CBS Pittsburgh | by Sarah Arbogast | June 6, 2014

    "The crisis is that if we don't tackle this issue, we are going to have either massive tax increases, or we're going to have layoffs of our police and fire personnel," Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said. "And the No. 1 job of local government is public safety."

  • Headlines: Ohio

    Midterm budget bill heads to Kasich's desk

    WKBN.com | June 6, 2014

    Final passage came after lawmakers sought to ensure additional legislative control over $300 million set aside in the budget measure for a Medicaid reserve fund. The fund covers unexpected expenses for the taxpayer-funded health program.

  • Headlines: South Carolina

    Budget deal includes 2% pay hike for SC state workers, 4K expansion

    The State | by Cassie Cope | June 6, 2014

    State employees will get a 2 percent pay raise, 4-year-old kindergarten will expand and local governments will get more state money as part of a $7 billion budget deal that the S.C. House and state Senate passed Wednesday.

  • Headlines: Montana

    State budget outlook good, analyst says

    The Billings Gazette | by Charles S. Johnson | June 6, 2014

    State tax revenues are expected to grow by 9.1 percent, or by $377 million, for the two-year budget period ending in mid-2017.

  • Headlines: Virginia

    Deal on state budget could come in 11th hour

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch | by Jim Nolan and Michael Martz | June 4, 2014

    Key Democrats away, House GOP cool as July 1 draws near.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Oklahoma governor signs $7.1B state budget bill, dozens more

    NewsOK.com | by Sean Murphy | June 4, 2014

    Pay raises are on the way for more than 12,000 state workers such as prison guards and nurses, but most state agencies will face budget cuts of more than 5 percent under a budget bill signed Tuesday by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

  • Headlines: North Carolina

    Gov. McCrory says NC budget compromise may prove difficult

    News & Observer | by John Frank | June 4, 2014

    Gov. Pat McCrory continued to issue stern warnings Tuesday about the direction lawmakers are taking the state budget.


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