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  • Headlines: Tennessee

    State House sets up budget floor vote, kills Democrat amendments

    The Tennessean | by Tom Humphrey | April 9, 2014

    A House floor vote has been set for Thursday on Gov. Bill Haslam's $32 billion state budget for the coming year after Republicans rejected in committee a Democratic attempt to use reserve fund to provide pay raises for state employees and teachers.

  • Headlines: Illinois

    Chicago pension overhaul OK'd by House, Senate

    ABC7Chicago | by Charles Thomas | April 9, 2014

    State lawmakers approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overhaul proposal for two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade.

  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    Massachusetts House to release state budget plan

    Boston Herald | April 9, 2014

    The budget plan to be released Wednesday follows the unveiling in January of Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed $36.2 billion spending plan for the 2015 fiscal year.

  • Headlines: Washington

    Who is the leading budget reformer in Washington? Olympia, Washington that is

    State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito | April 8, 2014

    Although Washington's budget debate was simpler than in past years, lawmakers kept Jason Mercier of the Washington Policy Center busy with fiscal reforms and budget gimmicks.

  • Headlines: Arizona

    State budget deal sealed

    Arizona Daily Sun | by Howard Fischer | April 8, 2014

    State lawmakers approved a $9.23 billion budget for the coming fiscal year Monday as Senate Republicans agreed a spending plan higher than they had originally wanted but still less than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer.

  • Headlines: Virginia

    McAuliffe quietly amends bills to add budget catch

    The Virginian-Pilot | by Julian Walker | April 8, 2014

    The Democratic governor has quietly amended at least 11 bills - mostly Republican - so they wouldn't take effect until Virginia has a budget, an assertion of authority by McAuliffe.

  • Headlines: Illinois

    Emanuel revises pension plan after blowback on tax hike

    The Chicago Tribune | by Monique Garcia, Hal Dardick, Ray Long and John Byrne | April 8, 2014

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up city pension systems, but he no longer is asking state lawmakers to do the dirty work.

  • Headlines: Ohio

    Ohio politicians striking early in college union debate with state budget proposal

    NBCSports.com | by Kevin McGuire | April 8, 2014

    A proposal to the state's budget review submitted Monday would prevent student-athletes from being considered employees if the proposal is passed.

  • Headlines: Florida

    Legislative budgets have money to boost tourism

    The Orlando Sentinel | by Jason Garcia and Jim Stratton | April 7, 2014

    Both proposals are less than the $100 million that Gov. Rick Scott proposed for tourism promotion.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Oklahoma pension problems: $823 million annual debt, or $3.4 billion in savings after 30 years?

    Capitol Beat OK | by Patrick McGuigan | April 7, 2014

    Edging toward final approval at the state Capitol is a proposal that would shift the Sooner State's largest government pension plan (the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, or OPERS) away from the billions it faces in unfunded liabilities for the "defined benefit" pensions most public employees now receive.


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