Archives: Bob Williams / Articles

Archives: Bob Williams / Articles

  • The Williams Report: January 2019 image

    The Williams Report: January 2019

    BUDGET Arizona: Gov. Ducey’s Budget Proposal Adds to Arizona Education Spending Gov. Doug Ducey’s first budget since re-election contains a substantial increase in education spending. Arizona can …

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    The Williams Report: December 2018

    BUDGET Illinois: State Owes Private Firms more than $327 Million in Late Interest Payment Penalties After paying $275 million in late interest payment fees, Illinois still owes third-party financers …

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    The Williams Report: November 2018, Part 2

    BUDGET Connecticut: General Assembly Democrats May Need GOP Help to Pass Next CT Budget Connecticut is currently projected to have a $2 billion deficit next budget cycle. The “volatility cap,” …

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    The Williams Report: November 2018

    BUDGET Indiana: Hoosiers Will Vote “Yes” or “No” on Balanced Budget Amendment Indiana voters will decide this November whether or not state legislators must pass a balanced …

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    The Williams Report: October 2018, Part 2

    BUDGET: Arkansas: Hearings on State’s Budget to Get Going As budget hearings begin, Arkansas legislators will learn the details of programmatic and state agency funding needs, and what Governor …

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    The Williams Report: October 2018

    BUDGET: Alaska: New State Budget Report Predicts State Savings Accounts Will Be Empty by 2021 Alaska’s persistent funding crisis continues as the state is forced to underfund entitlements and …

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    The Williams Report, September 2018

    Budget: Connecticut: Small Surplus Projected with Current Budget Two months into Connecticut’s fiscal year, the state’s budget chief is projecting a nearly $138 million operating surplus, driven …

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    The Pension Crisis is not a Black Swan Event

    Close your eyes and envision a swan. What color is it? Most likely, it is a white swan. Because most of us go our entire lives coming across only white …

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    The Williams Report, August 2018

    Budget: Illinois: State Admits to Billion-Dollar Budget Hole The Rauner Administration acknowledged a $1.2 billion structural deficit in an offer to sell $920 million in state bonds.

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    The Williams Report

    Budget National: S&P finds tariffs could hurt state, city budgets Alabama: The Alabama Senate delivers a general fund budget to the governor’s office. Alaska: To avert shutdown …

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    The Williams Report

    Budget Alabama: The Alabama Senate passed a $2 billion dollar general fund budget. The increase is due primarily to $51 million dollars of additional appropriations to the Department of …

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    The Williams Report

    Budget Alaska: Gov. Bill Walker aims to reduce state spending by 1.7 percent, eliminating over 200 positions. Arizona: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey released his …

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    The Williams Report

    Budget  National: States in For Fiscal Crises Without Reining in of Irresponsible Spending. California: Despite Warnings of Recession, Gov. Brown’s Budget Proposal Massively Hikes …

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    Williams Report: Holiday Recap

    Budget Connecticut: Official projects Connecticut budget deficit at $224 million  Kentucky:  Governor Matt Bevin is ordering most state agencies to cut their budgets by 1.3% to cover budget gap.

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    The Williams Report

    Budget Alabama: Alabama’s general fund ended the year with $34 million more dollars than expected, but in the eyes of many politicians it is as good as …

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    The Williams Report

    Budget Alaska: Alaska looks to diversify their tax revenues but, unfortunately, looks in the wrong place, an income tax. Alabama: Montgomery, Alabama continues to operate without a budget, …

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    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 …

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    The Williams Report

    Fiscal: Alabama: Industrial sector growth likely to improve property tax revenues without rate increases in Morgan County, Alabama. Alabama’s State Department of Education is projected to have …

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    The Williams Report

    Fiscal: Alaska: Alaska finalizes the state’s capital budget of $1.4 billion dollars, primarily in construction projects. Connecticut: As municipalities face transfer cuts from the State, they ask the governor …

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    The Williams Report

    Fiscal: Connecticut: Lt. Governor Breaks Tie in State Senate, Approves Contract for State Workers Democratic Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman voted on party lines to break the tie and pass …