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State Net Capitol Journal – June 1, 2015; Gas Tax Hike Coming to California?
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Gas Tax Hike Coming to CA? Raising prices at the gas pump is a risky proposition in California, where cars have always been king. In fact the state is one of only a few in the nation that haven’t raised gas taxes since the... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 4, 2015; Transportation Funding Crisis Breeds Self-Reliance In States
Posted on 4 May 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Transportation Funding Crisis Breeds Self-Reliance In States The transportation funding crisis in the states is continuing to worsen. At least six states -- Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Montana, Tennessee, and Wyoming -- have... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 18, 2015; Pension Reforms Struck Down In States
Posted on 18 May 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Pension Reforms Struck Down In States Twice in two weeks courts have rejected state pension reform laws. On April 30, Oregon’s Supreme Court ruled that the reductions the state made to cost-of-living adjustments in 2013... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 11, 2015; Budget Surplus In California
Posted on 11 May 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Budget Surplus Surge In CA With the state’s economy continuing to improve, California lawmakers were expecting a budget surplus this year of about $2 billion. But last week Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D) announced that... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – October 12, 2015; Utah’s Gas Tax Hike Strategy
Posted on 12 Oct 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes UT’s Gas Tax Hike Strategy Nearly every state in the nation is struggling to maintain its aging transportation system. But Utah is one of just seven states (the others are Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 4, 2016; Changing Economics of Recycling Could Soon Impact States
Posted on 4 Apr 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Changing Economics of Recycling Could Soon Impact States For years recycling programs have allowed cities, counties and states to improve the environment while saving money on landfill fees and even making money from the sale... 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 – October 19, 2015; Denver to Consider Local Tax for Higher Ed
Posted on 19 Oct 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Denver to Consider Local Tax for Higher Ed A measure bound for Denver, Colorado’s Nov. 3 ballot would raise the city’s sales tax to help local college students cover the rising cost of their tuition. Supporters of... Read More