Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans pushed a plan for broad cuts to Indiana’s business and individual income taxes through the state House on Thursday, sending it to an uncertain fate in the GOP-dominated Senate.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Legislative committees on Thursday advanced plans to spend more than half of the state's available $772 million in pandemic relief funds for broadband expansion and water and sewer projects.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday that a booming economy and billions of dollars of extra revenue and federal COVID-19 relief money gives the state a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take bold steps to transform South Carolina.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson in his State of the State address Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions of dollars to boost child care services and teacher wages as the state battles the latest COVID-19 surge.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Wednesday requested $392,000 from the general fund to kill wolves in Idaho, and with other revenue sources will have just over $1 million for that purpose starting this summer.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday presented his final budget proposal, touting tax cuts, record education and school construction spending and aid for the vulnerable amid an enormous surplus.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Less than three weeks after New Hampshire’s new abortion ban took effect, lawmakers have moved toward changing it slightly while also being urged to eliminate it altogether.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona School Boards Association, which successfully sued the Arizona Legislature to invalidate key parts of the state budget last year, is now being targeted by Republican lawmakers who have long opposed its efforts to lobby for local school boards.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are pushing to tap an unprecedented windfall of state income to shore up resources for public education, policing, health care and climate regulation at a 30-day legislative session that began on Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With many nonprofit agencies in Connecticut struggling to both attract and retain workers, the top Senate Democrat on the General Assembly's budget-writing committee said Tuesday she plans to pursue legislation this session that would mandate regular increases in state funding so the entities can pay higher salaries.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz asked the Legislature on Tuesday to back a $2.7 billion “local jobs and projects” plan that's considerably larger than the record package that lawmakers passed two years ago.
Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott proposed a $7.7 billion state budget Tuesday at a time when there are “historic” resources that will enable the state to invest in a host of economic development and infrastructure projects, cut taxes and help prepare the state for the future.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is pitching his plan to lawmakers to spend almost $3 billion more in the coming budget year, telling them “we've got a lot of good things to talk about this year.”
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey quietly tapped $95 million in federal coronavirus relief money in November to boost pay for state troopers, prison guards and workers in several other state departments deemed essential.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The official two-week campaigning period for Portugal’s Jan. 30 general election kicked off Sunday, but there will be none of the large flag-waving rallies usually associated with the buildup to the ballot because of the coronavirus pandemic.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are meeting starting Tuesday to craft the state budget, about half of which is expected to go to K-12 education.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has signed a bill into law allowing municipal governments to pass budgets with pre-printed ballots for their annual town meetings this year and to hold informational meetings about budgets remotely as COVID-19 continues to spread in the state.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a tax credit for Arizona's low-income workers, the first time in his eight years of pushing …
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a tax credit for Arizona's low-income workers, the first time in his eight years of pushing tax cuts that he pitched a benefit targeted at the bottom end of the income spectrum.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's two main funds will take in billions more that previously forecast, economists said Friday, again delivering good news to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers before a budget cycle.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critical decisions on government spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators for their upcoming 30-day legislative session that starts on Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor pitched sweeping budget proposals Thursday evening as “bold investments” to bolster the state's competitiveness, calling for more spending on economic development, social services and his plan for state-backed universal preschool.