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State Net Capitol Journal – August 24, 2015; Breakthrough on North Carolina Budget
Posted on 24 Aug 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Breakthrough on NC Budget North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and legislative leaders have finally agreed to spend $21.74 billion this fiscal year. The state has been operating without a budget - running on continuing resolutions... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – New Hampshire Supreme Court Okays Pension Reform Law
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes NH SUPREME COURT OKAYS PENSION REFORM LAW: In 2013 the Superior Court in Merrimack County, New Hampshire invalidated a 2011 state law increasing the amount public employees — even those who've been on the job over 10 years... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – December 23, 2013; Tax Reform Trend Taking Hold In States
Posted on 23 Dec 2013 by State Net

TAX REFORM TREND TAKING HOLD IN STATES: Five states — Alaska, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia — enacted major tax reforms this year, and several others approved smaller tax changes, according to the National Conference of State... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 2, 2015; U.S. House of Representatives Passes Budget
Posted on 2 Nov 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes US House Passes Budget The U.S. House has seen only disarray in recent weeks with the ouster of speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) at the hands of his party’s far-right Freedom Caucus. But last Wednesday the chamber passed a... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – Municipalities Contend With Traffic-Camera Backlash
Posted on 15 Jan 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes MUNICIPALITIES CONTEND WITH TRAFFIC-CAMERA BACKLASH: Speed and red-light cameras have generated millions of dollars for municipalities across the country. But a backlash against the cameras by motorists has led many of those municipalities... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 16, 2015; Movement on Pennsylvania Budget Impasse
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Movement on PA Budget Impasse A deadlock between Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and lawmakers has left the state budget-less four months into the current fiscal year. But the governor’s office and legislative leaders said... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – Pennsylvania Budget Stalemate Continues
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PA Budget Stalemate Continues Pennsylvania’s Republican-led House and Senate passed an $11-billion stopgap budget last month, seeking to end the state’s nearly three-month-long budget impasse. But as he did on June... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – September 8, 2014; Performance-Based Budgeting Catching On Again In States
Posted on 8 Sep 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes PERFORMANCE-BASED BUDGETING CATCHING ON AGAIN IN STATES: "Performance-based budgeting," which started to catch on among state governments in the 1990s but fell out of favor during the Great Recession, is reportedly making... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – December 14, 2015; Alaska Governor Proposes Challenging Deficit Reduction Plan
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes AK Gov Proposes Challenging Deficit Reduction Plan Last week Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) unveiled his long-awaited plan to address the state’s multi-billion budget deficit, resulting from plunging oil prices and reduced... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 21, 2016; West Virginia Ends Session Without Budget
Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes WV Ends Session Without Budget The last day of West Virginia’s 2016 regular session on March 12 didn’t resemble the frenzied pace of past final days due to the front loading of this year’s session with major... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 17, 2015; States Back Tax Breaks for Military Vets
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes States Back Tax Breaks for Military Vets Despite facing a budget shortfall this year, Maryland doubled its income tax exemption for military retirement pay to $10,000. And a budget hole forced Connecticut to raise taxes on its... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – July 6, 2015; Puerto Rican Debt Threat to U.S. Cities, States
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Puerto Rican Debt Threat to U.S. Cities, States In an interview with The New York Times last month, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said the U.S. commonwealth wasn’t able to pay its roughly $72 billion in... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 23, 2015; Trouble with Tax Cut ‘Triggers”
Posted on 23 Nov 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Trouble With Tax Cut ‘Triggers” In January, nearly every Oklahoma taxpayer earning more than $9,000 a year will receive a break on their state income taxes, thanks to a tax cut “trigger” the state instituted... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 1, 2016; Final Pennsylvania Budget Unlikely Until After April Primary
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Final PA Budget Unlikely Until After April Primary Days before last Christmas - and six months after the start of the current fiscal year - Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature sent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf a... Read More