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      Williams Report - June 16, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | June 16, 2016

      A rare win for NJ taxpayers; MD pays more than $320M in pension fund management fees -- for a 0.12% return; More headlines...

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      Williams Report - June 9, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | June 9, 2016

      Illinois Budget Battle Rages On; Dueling Visions of Pension Reform in the Garden State; More...

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      Williams Report - May 18, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | May 18, 2016

      US state, local pensions funded at half levels of other countries...

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      Williams Report - May 11, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | May 11, 2016

      Financial reality is not negotiable. 

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      Williams Report - April 13, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | April 13, 2016

      2016 'Rich States, Poor States' Rankings Unveiled; Obama's Medicaid Traps for States; More... 

    • Budget timeline: Annual 

      Fiscal Year starts: April 1

      The current state budget can be found here.

      Find the legislative session calendar here.

      Find the current legislative leaders here.

       

      NY Gov Cuomo

      Gov. Andrew Cuomo
      Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo
      State Capitol
      Albany, NY 12224
      Phone: (518) 474-7516
      http://www.ny.gov/governor/

       

       

       

      Robert Megna, Budget Director
      Division of Budget
      State Capitol, Room 113
      Albany, NY 12224
      Phone (518) 473-0580
      http://www.budget.state.ny.us/

       

       

      Want a more robust, long-term look at your state's fiscal health, beyond the budget? There are two parts: Click here for the FY2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) compiled by the state government, and click here for information on the state's pension liabilities.  

       

      New York is required to pass a "balanced budget." Article 7, Section 2 of the Constitution states the governor must present a budget of all expenditures, and the revenue sources, including new taxes, to meet those expenditures. Section 54 of the State law then charges the legislature to demonstrate its changes to the proposed budget follow Article 7. Despite these provisions, budget deficits (negative net transactions) were reported on the State's Budgetary Comparison Schedules for two of the three years examined. Under New York law, deficits can be carried over from one year to the next.

       

      The State reports three major individual governmental funds: the General Fund, the Major Special Revenue Fund, and the General Obligation Debt Service Fund. All three major funds are budgeted (The General Obligation Debt Service Fund is not budgeted in FY05, but it is also not reported as a governmental fund). Non-major Funds that are budgeted: Special Revenue 3 and "other" out of 10, Debt Service Funds 3 and "other" out of 6 (7 FY05), and 4 and other out of 12 (11 FY06, FY05). Budgetary Comparison Schedules are missing beginning and ending balances. [from the Institute for Truth in Accounting]

       

      Find the state's bond ratings here.

       

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      Williams Report - February 3, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | February 3, 2016

      State Budget and Pension News from Statehouses Around the Country

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      Williams Report - June 23, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | June 23, 2015

      Join us on Twitter today by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSBob.

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    • HEADLINES: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts , New Mexico , New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arizona, Illinois

      Williams Report - February 3, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | February 3, 2016

      State Budget and Pension News from Statehouses Around the Country

    • HEADLINES: Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico , Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York

      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | January 27, 2016

      High-Tax States; Scary Pension Math; More Fiscal Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

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    • RESEARCH

      Common Core Costs: Examining California's Five Largest School Districts

      State Budget Solutions | by Hannah Oh | September 16, 2014

      There seems to be an endless amount of controversy surrounding the Common Core. Vocal supporters and critics are not hard to find. This report suggests that there is another point of contention to consider: the costs of the technology upgrades required to implement Common Core.

    • 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.

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    • Solutions

      How Reality-Based Budgeting Can Permanently Resolve State Budget Gaps

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | November 7, 2012

      State Budget Solutions recommends that state legislators take action in 2013 to resolve the serious state financial crises by changing their focus from inputs to outcomes by redesigning budgets from the ground up based on priorities and performance.

    • Solutions

      How to Prevent Future Pension Crises

      by Cory Eucalitto | November 1, 2012

      The time for state and local governments to offer defined contribution retirement plans that protect both taxpayer dollars and public employee retirement security is now.

    • Solutions

      State Lawmakerís Guide to Evaluating Medicaid Expansion Projections

      The Heritage Foundation | by Edmund F. Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski | October 17, 2012

      Supporters of Obamacare claim that expanding Medicaid will entail little to no cost to state governments, since the federal government will fund the vast majority of the additional costs. Indeed, some analyses project states achieving savings from adopting the expansion. However, state lawmakers should be wary of accepting such analyses at face value.

    • Solutions

      Medicaid Is BrokenóLet the States Fix It

      The Wall Street Journal | by Paul Howard and Russell Sykes | October 15, 2012

      Block-granting Medicaid is the best way to deliver better, cost-effective care to the most vulnerable Americans.

    • Solutions

      The Case for Reform: Prisons

      Right on Crime | August 1, 2012

      Prisons are supremely important, but they are also a supremely expensive government program, and thus prison systems must be held to the highest standards of accountability.

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      Williams Report - February 3, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | February 3, 2016

      State Budget and Pension News from Statehouses Around the Country

    • Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico , Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York

      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | January 27, 2016

      High-Tax States; Scary Pension Math; More Fiscal Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

    • Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, California, Massachusetts

      Williams Report - January 20, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | January 20, 2016

      State Pension Funds: As Broke As Ever; Illinois, Pennsylvania Budget Stalemates Continue; More Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

    • Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina , Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, Massachusetts , New York

      Williams Report - November 17, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | November 17, 2015

      Join us on Twitter by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSbob. 

    • Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Kansas, New Jersey, Oklahoma

      Williams Report - October 6, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | October 6, 2015

      Join us on Twitter by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSBob. 

    • Headlines : Illinois, California, Kentucky, Massachusetts , Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Missouri, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia

      Williams Report - June 16, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | June 16, 2016

      A rare win for NJ taxpayers; MD pays more than $320M in pension fund management fees -- for a 0.12% return; More headlines...

    • Headlines : California, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Louisiana, Massachusetts , New Jersey, New York

      Williams Report - June 9, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | June 9, 2016

      Illinois Budget Battle Rages On; Dueling Visions of Pension Reform in the Garden State; More...

    • Headlines : California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts , New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina , Wisconsin

      Williams Report - May 18, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | May 18, 2016

      US state, local pensions funded at half levels of other countries...

    • Headlines : Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts , Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York

      Williams Report - May 11, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | May 11, 2016

      Financial reality is not negotiable. 

    • Headlines : Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kansas

      Williams Report - April 13, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | April 13, 2016

      2016 'Rich States, Poor States' Rankings Unveiled; Obama's Medicaid Traps for States; More... 

    • Headlines : Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Alaska

      Williams Report - April 6, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | April 6, 2016

      Colorado's State Budget Battle; Chicago's Pension-Driven Education Crisis; More...

    • Headlines : Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, California, Illinois, New Jersey

      Williams Report - March 30, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | March 30, 2016

      Illinois, New Jersey Downgraded Again

    • Headlines : Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arizona, California, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas

      Williams Report - March 23, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | March 23, 2016

      Breaking: PA Governor Wolf relents after 9-month budget impasse

    • Headlines : Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey

      Williams Report - March 16, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | March 16, 2016

      Public employee pensions aren't taking more investment risk? You're kidding me!

    • Headlines : Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, California

      Williams Report - March 9, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | March 9, 2016

      U.S. states with no income tax; why taxing the wealthy can be trouble for states; more...