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State Net Capitol Journal – September 21, 2015; Legislators Press for Federal Firefighting Funding Change
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Legislators Press for Federal Firefighting Funding Change Last month the National Conference of State Legislatures unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the organization to lobby Congress to provide funding for catastrophic... Read More

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 – August 5, 2013; Budgets and Taxes
Posted on 5 Aug 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes US SENATE IMMIGRATION BILL COULD BE COSTLY FOR STATES: The immigration overhaul passed last month by the U.S. Senate doesn't do much to help states cover the costs they would incur in making the policy changes the bill mandates... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 15, 2015; California Considering Prop 13 Reform
Posted on 15 Jun 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes CA Considering Prop 13 Reform A bill introduced last week in California would overhaul Proposition 13 -- the landmark property tax limit initiative approved by the state’s voters in 1978 -- to allow regular reassessments... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – October 14, 2013; Mortgage Settlement Money Used To Balance State Budgets
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT MONEY USED TO BALANCE STATE BUDGETS: As part of their settlement last year with major mortgage lenders over the lenders' use of improper mortgage practices contributing to the foreclosure crisis, states received... 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 – September 16, 2013; Budget & Taxes: Fracking Fizzles In Pennsylvania
Posted on 17 Sep 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes FRACKING FIZZLES IN PA: A little over two years ago Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) famously pledged to make his state "the Texas of the natural-gas boom." But that boom, fueled by the extraction of natural gas from shale... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 4, 2013; Budget & Taxes: Medicaid Outpaces Private Insurance In ACA's Opening Weeks
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes MEDICAID OUTPACES PRIVATE INSURANCE IN ACA'S OPENING WEEKS: In May the Congressional Budget Office projected that as a result of the Affordable Care Act, nine million more Americans would enroll in Medicaid in 2014 and seven... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – January 25, 2016; Utah Looking to Force Action on Internet Sales Taxes
Posted on 25 Jan 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes UT Looking to Force Action on Internet Sales Taxes Utah Sen. Curt Bramble (R) said he and his colleagues will debate a bill this year requiring Utah-based businesses that sell on the Internet to collect sales taxes on those transactions... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 4, 2014; States Backing IRA-Style Plans For Workers Without Retirement Accounts
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES BACKING IRA-STYLE PLANS FOR WORKERS WITHOUT RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS: Inspired by his Aunt Francisca — who spent much of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people whose retirements were well-provided for but who had only... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 22, 2016; Oil Price Collapse Pressures State Budgets
Posted on 22 Feb 2016 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Oil Price Collapse Pressures State Budgets The collapse of oil prices is taking a toll on energy-producing states. As job losses mount in the nation’s oil patch, depressed oil and commodity prices are having a ripple effect... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – September 23, 2013; New Jersey Overhauls Corporate Tax Breaks
Posted on 23 Sep 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes NJ OVERHAULS CORPORATE TAX BREAKS: Looking to spur job growth in the Garden State, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed legislation last week to expand the state's corporate tax incentives. Under AB 3680, the New Jersey... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 7, 2014; Cigarette Taxes Spurring Costly Crime
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes CIGARETTE TAXES SPURRING COSTLY CRIME: Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia and New York City have increased their tobacco taxes a total of 113 times since 2000, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators. All that... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – February 16, 2015; Severance-Tax States Suffer In Oil-Price Slump
Posted on 17 Feb 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes SEVERANCE-TAX STATES SUFFER IN OIL-PRICE SLUMP: Motorists across the country have welcomed the more than 50 percent drop in oil prices since last summer, from over $100 a barrel in June to $50 this month. But the same can't be... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 13, 2015; Lottery Success Spurs Backlash
Posted on 13 Apr 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Lottery Success Spurs Backlash State lottery sales topped $70 billion last year in the 43 states that have them, according to the American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. That sum represents more than 10 percent... Read More