| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney on Thursday outlined a two-year budget plan that, following a year of spending cuts, would eliminate the income tax for residents earning less than $75,000 a year.
McKinney, the state senate minority...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday.
Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Marking a new direction in school finance, the Los Angeles Board of Education unanimously approved a $6.6-billion budget Tuesday that features the largest funding boost in years and the first-ever blueprint for spending millions of new dollars to...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:45 AM
I know you have wondered: Can this Medicaid fight get any wilder? The answer is yes.
From scoop machine Jim Nolan at the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
At the urging of House Speaker William J. Howell, the clerk’s office of the House of Delegates...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:00 PM
On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Representatives from several local organizations came to City Hall Monday with hats in hand, asking the City Council to dedicate $288,950 of next year’s budget to key projects and programs throughout the community.
Council members have engaged in...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Take a minute and Google the term "Internal Revenue Service" or "IRS," and you will find no shortage of famous quotes from people who are fearful of it. The federal agency has been compared to the Gestapo, the Mafia and the Lord Almighty. Such is the...
| Jul 13, 2014
While Chicago Public Schools officials maintain they do everything to keep budget cuts away from the classroom, the proposed operating budget for the coming school year decreases funding to 504 traditional neighborhood schools by $72 million.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:02 PM
HARRISBURG — As Gov. Tom Corbett reasserts his case for changing the retirement benefits for future state and school workers, he has emphasized a connection more tangible to voters than that of state budget pressures: increases in local property...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees signed off on a tentative budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Paul Reed, the district's deputy superintendent and chief business official, presented the 2014-15 spending plan, which the board approved 6...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Bringing a swift end to a low-key budget process, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's new $156.3-billion spending plan on Friday.
He made almost no vetoes when approving the budget, which expands preschool to more poor children, increases welfare...