By Fenit Nirappil | 02/19/14 08:29 AM
California's government will increase the amount it contributes to state employees' pensions starting this summer, and cities and other government agencies will follow suit in two years, to help cover the cost of benefits for retirees who are living longer.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/18/14 05:15 PM
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016 would increase wages for 16.5 million workers but lead to a loss of about 500,000 jobs, according to an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday afternoon. The potential job losses projected by the CBO ranged from a "slight...
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 09:14 AM
House Bill 2586 would require the state Department of Revenue to submit an annual report detailing the names of companies who get corporate credits of $5,000 or more and to make that report public.
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:45 AM
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and other city leaders are making their annual trip to New York to meet with the three bond rating agencies. The city's bond ratings have improved steadily since the mid-1990s, when Congress was forced to take over the bankrupt district government.
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:39 AM
Republican state senators appear to have reached agreement on Gov. Scott Walker's $504 million property and income tax cut plan, scheduling a vote Wednesday in the Legislature's budget committee to approve the bill.
By Sean Murphy | 02/18/14 08:35 AM
Hundreds of teachers, firefighters and state employees rallied at the Oklahoma Capitol on Monday to protest proposed changes to the retirement system for public workers.
By Mark Flatten | 02/18/14 04:43 AM
From California to New Hampshire, state governments are using smoke and mirrors instead of cash to meet the constitutional or statutory mandates that they finish their fiscal years with balanced budgets.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 05:42 PM
President Obama's $763 billion stimulus was basically free, according to a White House report that said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was so successful that it paid for itself.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 05:33 PM
President Obama's economists celebrated the fifth anniversary of the 2009 stimulus Monday, even as a new Gallup survey finds that Americans see unemployment as the biggest problem facing the country.
By Darlene Superville | 02/17/14 04:20 PM
The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the law's enactment.
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 06:01 PM
Maine Gov. Paul LePage says massive Medicaid spending is crowding out funding for education and natural resource protection as he continues to push back against expanding the program under the Affordable Care Act.
By David Hogberg | 02/14/14 07:17 PM
Liberals have accepted that Obamacare will increase the federal deficit. They just don’t know it yet. When the Congressional Budget Office released its Budget and Economic Outlook on Feb. 4, which was quite devastating for Obamacare, liberal commentators were desperate to find the pony in...
By Star Parker | 02/14/14 06:54 PM
Once again, bitter feelings are being cast in the direction of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. With the House passing the “clean” debt ceiling bill and sending it to the Democratic-controlled Senate, it was clear that this particular bill was going to be passed and sent to the president...
By Scott Rasmussen | 02/14/14 11:03 AM
The big story about the federal budget this week was the Republican Party's struggle to deal with raising the debt ceiling. Last year's big budget story was President Obama and the Democrats coming to grips with the so-called sequester, a policy gimmick that modestly slowed the growth of federal...
By Associated Press | 02/14/14 09:50 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House is calling on Congress to convene a state-led convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose limits on the federal government.
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