Tag: State Budget Solutions

Tag: State Budget Solutions

  • The Williams Report image

    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 …

  • Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2016: Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities Near $5.6 Trillion image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2016: Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities Near $5.6 Trillion

    State public pension plans are now underfunded by nearly $5.6 trillion – an increase of almost $900 billion from State Budget Solutions’ (SBS) last comprehensive report in 2014.

  • For Economic Opportunity, the Redder the Better image

    For Economic Opportunity, the Redder the Better

    Many of America’s bluest states are deep in the red thanks to tried-and-failed progressive policies. The Illinois General Assembly can’t pass a long-term budget deal, leading to significant losses …

  • ALEC Alumni Address Taxpayers’ $310 Billion Unauthorized Appropriations Problem image

    ALEC Alumni Address Taxpayers’ $310 Billion Unauthorized Appropriations Problem

    Recently, ALEC alumnus and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (GA) joined ALEC members on a conference call to discuss free market solutions to federal budget challenges. Congressman Price discussed …

  • Louisiana Governor Wants Higher Taxes image

    Louisiana Governor Wants Higher Taxes

    If the state had effective limits on spending, like those found in Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Louisiana would not be contending with a budget shortfall today.

  • State of the State: Illinois image

    State of the State: Illinois

    Given the severity of Illinois’ problems, now is the time for bold reform.

  • State of the State: California image

    State of the State: California

    If the governor wants to actually avoid having to raise taxes, he should propose ways to shrink the scope of government, instead of pursuing the spendthrift polices that have dried up California’s funds.

  • The Untouchables: A Look at Local Retirement Systems Protected by State Law image

    The Untouchables: A Look at Local Retirement Systems Protected by State Law

    Many of Texas’s local retirement systems are in danger of fiscal disaster. The latest data shows we have in excess of $57 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and that number …

  • Spending vs. Taxation: Does the Conservative Texas Budget Meet the Needs of Texans? image

    Spending vs. Taxation: Does the Conservative Texas Budget Meet the Needs of Texans?

    A child’s education is one of the many things that can’t get funded unless the state’s budget is passed, making passing a budget arguably the most important thing a legislator …