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  • Headlines: Florida

    Pension reform championed by conservatives running into trouble

    The Miami Herald | by Michael Van | April 23, 2014

    As Tuesday's Florida Senate Appropriations Committee meeting showed, pension reform is hardly a conservative litmus test.

  • Headlines: Oklahoma

    Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

    NewsOK.com | by Sean Murphy | April 23, 2014

    The problem is that lawmakers over the last decade have created and expanded so many tax breaks and earmarked so much money for special projects that there's no longer enough for basic services.

  • Headlines: Arizona

    Arizona House rejects bill limiting total state pensions to $120,000

    The Republic | April 23, 2014

    The Arizona House has rejected a bill that would have limited the size of state pensions for people hired after this summer.

  • Headlines: Virginia

    Lawmakers return for veto session with budget at standstill

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch | by Jim Nolan | April 22, 2014

    Lawmakers return to Richmond Wednesday to consider Governor Terry McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments with the most important piece of legislation -- the budget -- still unresolved, and unlikely to shift from its partisan standoff.

  • Headlines: Delaware

    Delaware budget writers look for ways to plug shortfall

    Newsworks.org | April 22, 2014

    The Delaware Office of Management and Budget is trying to plug the state's projected fiscal year 2014 revenue shortfall with money that has not been used by other departments.

  • Headlines

    Lawmakers Jockey Over Budget Surpluses

    Stateline | by Elaine S. Povich | April 22, 2014

    According to NASBO, Kentucky and many other states have put the emphasis on restoring funding to education this year. A still incomplete survey of states showed that the vast majority are increasing elementary and secondary education funding, along with transportation and infrastructure.

  • Headlines: Kansas

    Medicaid expansion in Kansas on hold until at least 2015

    Washington Post - GovBeat | by Niraj Chokshi | April 21, 2014

    If Kansas opts to expand Medicaid, it won’t happen until at least next year.

  • Headlines: New York

    DiNapoli: Some good, some bad in state budget

    The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle | by Joseph Spector | April 21, 2014

    New York state ended last fiscal year in its best financial position in years, but the state will rely on borrowing, one-shot revenue and uncertain funding to do it, a report Monday from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found.

  • Headlines: Maine

    Maine Lawmakers working to balance state budget

    NewsMaine.net | by Hunter Hackney | April 21, 2014

    Lawmakers in Maine have united on the issue of a new budget aiming to bring the state budget into balance amid much debate relating to medicaid expansion, tax policy and labour laws.

  • Headlines: Michigan

    House appropriations committee signs off on $36 billion state budget

    The Detroit Free Press | by Kathleen Gray | April 18, 2014

    The first action taken by the House Appropriations committee as it considered the state's $36.3 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, was to add $110 million to the Department of Community Health budget to fix a shortfall in Health Insurance Claims Assessment Medicaid reimbursement payments.


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