State Budgets

The Williams Report


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.



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.

In Depth: State Budgets

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