Traditionally Debt-Averse State Unlikely to Bond for OPEBs, or Much Else
- Keep Spending Down, Says Idaho Governor. Saskal, Rich // Bond Buyer;1/14/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31800, p25
Highlights the state of the state address of Idaho governor Dirk Kempthorne. General fund budget proposal; Plan to replace the state police's emergency vehicles and equipment.
- Idaho Governor Proposes $2.3B Budget for Fiscal 2007. Cohen, Jackie // Bond Buyer;1/11/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32296, p28
The article reports on Idaho governor Dirk Kempthorne's proposed budget for fiscal year 2007. Kempthorne proposed a $2.3 billion budget in his state of the state address. The state projects a $214 million ending balance for fiscal year 2006. The state has $205 million in bonds issued by the...
- Unfunded Mandates Reform Act rouses applause from retailers. // Discount Store News;1/16/95, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p16
Reports that the first bill introduced in the Senate in 1995, Senator Dirk Kempthorne's Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, drew an enthusiastic endorsement from the National Retail Federation and 31 state retail associations around the United States.
- From the Hill to the statehouse. Stuart, Elaine // State Government News;Mar98, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p9
Focuses on Senator Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho's plan of leaving the Senate to run for the gubernatorial post in Idaho. Kempthorne's management of the failed campaign of incumbent governor Phil Batt, in 1982; Kempthorne's achievements in his legislative career; Views on the role of state...
- Congressional lawmakers vote to ax unfunded mandates. // Occupational Hazards;Mar95, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p67
Reports on Senator Dirk Kempthorne's introduction of the Unfunded Mandate Reform Act in the US Congress. Passage of the bill in January 1995; Requirements of Kempthorne's bill; Democratic Party's efforts to limit the scope of the bill.
- Counties Face CC Proposals Dilemma. // Community College Week;3/13/2006, Vol. 18 Issue 16, p16
Reports on dilemma faced by counties in Idaho in the proposal to create new community colleges using state funds. Use of property tax to help support the North Idaho College and the College of Southern Idaho; Amount proposed by Governor Dirk Kempthorne for the expansion; Proposal of a measure...
- Bad News: Pensions Are Only 62% Funded Good News: That's Quite an Improvement. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;3/30/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32350, Special section p40
The article provides an overview of the fiscal condition of Illinois. The state's retirement system has a total unfunded pension liability of $38.6 billion. The system's total assets for 2005 is $58.6 billion. Meanwhile, the state has been criticized for using $2.2 billion of the proceeds from...
- Plans Afoot, to Keep a Healthy System on Track. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;3/30/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32350, Special section p43
The article provides an overview of the fiscal condition of Iowa. A proposal has been made to increase employee and state pension payments starting fiscal 2008 to the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System. Under the legislative proposal, employers would continue to cover 60 percent of...
- Well-Funded Pensions and OPEBs Are Ways to Score Points. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;3/30/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32350, Special section p53
The article provides an overview of the fiscal condition of Wisconsin. According to 2004 statistics, the state is capable of funding its pensions at nearly 100 percent. Wisconsin has used $700 million of the amount it borrowed in 2003 to eliminate its unfunded pension liability to the Wisconsin...