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  • Headlines: Louisiana

    Louisiana Senate Committee undoes many House adjustments to the state budget

    NOLA.com | by Julia O'Donoghue | May 27, 2014

    The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee on Sunday afternoon reversed many of the adjustments made by their colleagues in the state House of Representatives to next year's proposed $25 billion state spending plan. The new budget is supposed to take effect July 1.

  • Headlines: South Carolina

    Competing state budget plans move toward finish line at S.C. General Assembly

    The Post & Courrier | by Jeremy Borden | May 27, 2014

    The S.C. House and Senate have passed versions of the state's $7 billion general fund budget plan, but much could change as the two bodies negotiate a final version to send to Gov. Nikki Haley, who will also have a chance to weigh in through vetoes.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    Analysis: Christie Administration Eyes Shift to 'Hybrid' Pension System

    NJSpotlight.com | by Mark Magyar | May 27, 2014

    Treasurer cites Rhode Island's unique defined-benefit/defined-contribution pension plan as ‘interesting model.'

  • Headlines

    States Push Annual Park Passes to Raise Revenue

    Stateline | by Sandy Johnson | May 23, 2014

    As the Memorial Day holiday opens the 2014 summer vacation season, state parks have had to get creative about ways to raise money because budget officers are being chintzier with tax revenue.

  • Headlines: Massachusetts

    State Senate passes its version of budget plan

    The Boston Globe | May 23, 2014

    The Massachusetts Senate has approved a $36.2 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 on a 39-1 roll call vote.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Oklahoma House approves $7.1 billion state budget bill

    NewsOK.com | by Randy Ellis | May 23, 2014

    The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $7.1 billion state appropriations bill that allocates about $80 million in new revenue for common education and $37.1 million for pay raises to some of the state's must underpaid state employees.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    Fitch Warns NJ Over Cuts to Pension Payments

    Fox Business | by Dunstan Prial | May 23, 2014

    Fitch Ratings said that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use money from the state's public pension system to help cover a gaping budget deficit would hurt the state's credit rating.

  • Headlines: Michigan

    $200 Million Could Curb Pension Cuts in Detroit

    The New York Times | by Monica Davey | May 23, 2014

    In a series of votes that could be critical for Detroit's emergence from bankruptcy, the Michigan State House on Thursday agreed to contribute nearly $200 million in state money for a deal to spare Detroit's retirees from larger pension cuts and to avoid selling artworks from the city's museum.

  • Headlines: Alabama, Mississippi

    Public pension systems in Alabama and Mississippi face financial peril

    Mississippi Watchdog | by Steve Wilson | May 22, 2014

    A new report on Alabama's public pension system offers some startling facts on the system's woes, but offers a prescription for reform that could be a blueprint for Mississippi's system.

  • Headlines: New Jersey

    Christie Stands Firm on Pension Plan

    The Wall Street Journal | by Josh Dawsey | May 22, 2014

    New Jersey Treasurer sees bleaker financial outlook for the state.


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