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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 – 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 – September 7, 2015; Feds Say New Jersey Must Repay $32M in Medicaid Claims
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Feds Say NJ Must Repay $32M in Medicaid Claims The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said last month that New Jersey owes the federal government $32.2 million for improper Medicaid reimbursement claims filed for home... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – January 19, 2015; Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of Colorado Taxpayer's Bill of Rights
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE FATE OF CO TABOR: Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights — requiring lawmakers to obtain voter approval to raise taxes and to issue refunds to taxpayers when revenues grow faster than inflation... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 19, 2014; States Souring On Property Taxes
Posted on 19 May 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES SOURING ON PROPERTY TAXES: Not for the first time, Pennsylvania Sen. David Argall (R) is backing a bill that would replace property taxes levied by school districts with higher state income and sales taxes. But this year,... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – March 10, 2014; 2013 (Sort Of) 'Year Of Tax Reform'
Posted on 10 Mar 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes 2013 (SORT OF) 'YEAR OF TAX REFORM': Early last year many predicted 2013 would be "the year of tax reform" in the states, due to the unusually high number of tax measures that had been proposed, a number of which... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – September 29, 2014; States Taxing Tourists
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES TAXING TOURISTS: State and local governments across the country are increasingly looking at charging seasonal residents higher property taxes than year-round residents for the privilege of enjoying their locales' scenic... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – November 9, 2015; Alaska Governor Proposes Permanent Fund Restructuring
Posted on 9 Nov 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes AK Gov Proposes Permanent Fund Restructuring With a sharp drop in oil prices and declining production having blown a $3-billion hole in his state’s budget, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) has proposed a plan to convert the state’s... 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 -- February 20th, 2012
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes SODA TAXES FIZZLE: Two years ago, when concern over obesity, especially among children, had states from California to New York debating excise taxes on soft drinks, it appeared as though they might become the new sin taxes of choice... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – August 20, 2012
Posted on 21 Aug 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes MA LEADS WAY AGAIN ON HEALTH REFORM: Massachusetts' 2006 health care reform law - upon which the federal Affordable Care Act was patterned - has arguably achieved its primary aim of reducing the number of residents without health... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 4, 2012
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes LANDLESS TRIBE SEEKING CASINO IN OK: Construction was halted on the Kialegee tribe's Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma last month after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in response to a lawsuit claiming... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 18, 2012
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES' MEDICAID COSTS RISING FASTER THAN SPENDING: The National Association of Budget Officers (NASBO) and National Governors Association's (NGA) most recent survey of state fiscal health is not particularly encouraging... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 16, 2012
Posted on 16 Apr 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes CT PULLS PLUG ON MANAGED CARE FOR MEDICAID: The way states used to pay doctors and hospitals for treating Medicaid patients was by directly reimbursing them for the services they rendered. But spurred by criticism that the so-called... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – April 1, 2013
Posted on 1 Apr 2013 by State Net

Budget & Taxes REBOUND SPURRING RAINY DAY DEBATE: During the recession, states raided their rainy-day funds to help plug budget holes. Now, with the economy rebounding, some states are running surpluses. Governors in several of them are pushing... Read More