State Budgets

The Williams Report

Fiscal:

Arizona: Large sales tax increase via ballot initiative proposed for teacher salaries and education funding.

 

California: California Senate Scraps $3 Billion Electric-Vehicle Subsidy Bill.

 

Connecticut: Malloy Proposes Sales, Restaurant Tax Increases, Restoring Some Municipal Aid.

 

Illinois: State’s budget mess hits University of Illinois as U.S. News ranking drops from 44th to 52nd

 

Illinois: Vote to repeal Cook County soda tax delayed a month, as ad campaigns continue.

 

Iowa: State budget picture remains cloudy.

 

Kentucky: House Speaker Jeff Hoover announces bipartisan tax reform work group to begin after pension reforms.

 

Kentucky: State agencies must cut budgets by 17 percent to avoid $200 million shortfall, Governor Bevin says. 

 

Montana: State seeks public comment on proposed budget cuts.

 

Pennsylvania: House passes budget that rejects Governor Wolf’s calls for tax increases.

 

South Dakota: Online Sales Tax Law Unconstitutional: South Dakota Supreme Court

 

Wisconsin: Governor Walker releases statement following State Assembly passage of state budget.

 

Pensions:

Connecticut: Governor Malloy pitches pension compromise. 

 

Illinois: Illinois shorting pensions again.

 

Kentucky: Local governments face 50 to 60 percent increase in pension costs.

 

Oregon: Secrecy does not help find a PERS solution.


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