Illinois Budget Director Warns Against Rejecting Tax Increase
- Calif. May Have Seen Its Last Late Budget. Saskal, Rich // Investment Dealers' Digest;11/5/2010, Vol. 76 Issue 41, p9
The article focuses on the passage of Proposition 25 in the state of California. It states that Proposition 25 does not change the two-thirds supermajority requirement to increase taxes, but allows for a state budget to pass with a majority vote in the U.S. Congress. Furthermore, the voters have...
- Fiscal Finagler. Greenblatt, Alan // Governing;Mar2005, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p19
Discusses approach used by Illinois budget director John Filan in streamlining and consolidating bureaucracy in the state. Background on a decline in the operational cost of the state government; Level of negotiations involved in the public sector; Argument against the legality of the approach...
- As Utah Deficit Grows, Lawmakers Consider Tapping Rainy-Day Fund. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;2/21/2002, Vol. 339 Issue 31329, p3
Reports on the fiscal 2002 budget deficit faced by the Utah legislators as of February 21, 2002. Possibility of increased revenue from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games; Cause of the economic slowdown in the state.
- California's budget bill enacts major tax changes. // Sales & Use Tax Alert;3/1/2009, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p3
The article reports on a series of bills approved by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bills are aimed at addressing the state's budget process, make changes to the current budget and increase revenues by making revisions to taxes and other fees. Specifically, the changes include a...
- What's wrong with the state budget? Maley, Leo; Mullin,, Andi // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate;Jun2009, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p4
In this article the authors discuss problems in the state budget of Massachusetts that negatively impact nurses in the state. They are critical of the state's inability to bring in enough revenue. Also discussed are tax rates in Massachusetts in Massachusetts and Proposition 2 1/2, a law from...
- STATES FACE FISCAL CRUNCH After 1990's Spending Surge. Moore, Stephen; Edwards, Chris; Kerpen, Phil // USA Today Magazine;Jul2003, Vol. 132 Issue 2698, p10
Discusses the efforts of state policymakers to close budget gaps in the U.S. Proposal of governors and legislators to pursue tax increases; Increase in state spending; Rise in state tax revenues; Comment on the alleged overspending of New York Governor George Pataki.
- State Debt Downside: It May Not Be Enough. Fine, Howard // Orange County Business Journal;8/4/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 31, p3
Focuses on the latest tradition in California in borrowing billions of dollars to keep state government afloat. Bail out of state budget without more tax increase or spending cuts; Budget problem; Assessment of revenues.
- 'Unholy Alliance' of Events Led to State Budget Crisis. // State News (Council of State Governments);Jan2009, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p6
The article reports that the occurrence of a series of damaging events has make the budget crises faced by U.S. states even worse. Among these problems are the housing crisis, an economic growth crisis due to the absence of economic activity, which led to a revenue crisis aside from the credit...
- Tight times. // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);12/7/2007, Vol. 54 Issue 64, p14A
The author reflects on the government decision needed to solve the state budget problems of New York. The author states that Governor Eliot Spitzer experiences tough financial decisions due to sinking sales tax revenues and mortgage-related sufferings that stuck Wall Street bonuses. The author...