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OR: Budget Cuts Cause DCBS to Close June 18

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - The current recession has reduced state revenues, and has forced the Legislature to make deep cuts. Coping with these cuts includes closing the Department of Consumer and Business Services and most other state agencies on 10 Fridays that fall throughout the current two...

MO: ALJ Jobs Lost by Budget Cuts

The court of appeals resolved whether three most newly appointed administrative law judges can lose their jobs by state budget cuts or only by unfavorable performance review. The ALJs had obtained an injunction to save their jobs, when the Director eliminated the positions in June 2009 after reductions...

What Does the Debt-Limit Deal Mean to Seniors?

Besides the negative effect we are seeing in the market today from the S&P downgrade of the US credit rating, the debt deal may have far reaching consequences to seniors. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are a huge proportion of the US budget. Elderlawanswers.com has provided a summary of what...

State Net Capitol Journal – June 11, 2012

Budget & Taxes NC AGENCY LIFELINE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: North Carolina has the fourth highest state unemployment rate in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' April rankings. But unlike other states with job markets that are in particularly bad shape - especially, Nevada...

State Net Capitol Journal – June 11, 2012

Budget & Taxes NC AGENCY LIFELINE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: North Carolina has the fourth highest state unemployment rate in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' April rankings. But unlike other states with job markets that are in particularly bad shape - especially, Nevada...

State Net Capitol Journal – June 18, 2012

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. Although the Spring 2012 update, released last week...

State Net Capitol Journal – June 18, 2012

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. Although the Spring 2012 update, released last...

State Net Capitol Journal – October 1, 2012

Budget & Taxes NATION NEARING SEQUESTRATION CLIFF: The automatic federal budget cuts that were part of the 11th-hour debt-ceiling deal Congress reached in August of last year - cuts no one really wants - are set to take effect in a few months. And officials at every level of government are...

State Net Capitol Journal – October 1, 2012

Budget & Taxes NATION NEARING SEQUESTRATION CLIFF: The automatic federal budget cuts that were part of the 11th-hour debt-ceiling deal Congress reached in August of last year - cuts no one really wants - are set to take effect in a few months. And officials at every level of government are anxious...

State Net Capitol Journal – August 5, 2013; Budgets and Taxes

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, including ramping up English classes and expanding...

SNCJ Spotlight: Another Round Of Cuts Coming To States?

Congress' departure for summer recess last month without reaching a deal on the federal budget has state officials bracing for another round of sequestration cuts. Federal funding, mostly in the form of grants, comprises roughly 30 percent of state budgets, on average (see Bird's eye view). And...