Latest State budgets News

Missouri House committee moves to end corporate income taxes

Sep. 28, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The powerful Missouri House Budget Committee on Wednesday voted to phase out corporate income taxes. Budget Chairman Cody Smith tacked the provision onto a key, Senate-approved bill to cut individual income taxes, the main focus of a special legislative...

California governor rejects mandatory kindergarten law

Sep. 25, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Beyond what they learn academically in kindergarten, students learn everyday routines: how to take care of class materials and how to be kind to their peers, according to Golden Empire Elementary School kindergarten teacher Carla Randazzo. While developing...

Huge surplus leaves Georgia with $6.6B in cash to spend

Sep. 23, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia ran a surplus of more than $6 billion in the budget year that ended June 30, meaning the state's next governor and lawmakers could spend or give back billions. The State Accounting Office, in a Friday report, said Georgia ran a $6.37 billion surplus even...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 21, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. September 20, 2022. Editorial: The ACC walks away It wasn’t a question of whether, but when. As expected, the Atlantic Coast Conference is leaving Greensboro for Charlotte, and (as if this wound needed more salt) will...

Missouri Senate passes individual income tax cuts

Sep. 21, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missourians could get a break on state income taxes under a proposal approved by the Republican-led state Senate on Wednesday. Senators voted 24-4 to send the bill to the GOP-led House for consideration. The roughly $1 billion proposal...

NC budget director Perusse to retire; Walker is successor

Sep. 19, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Charlie Perusse, who served as North Carolina state budget director for three Democratic governors, including current Gov. Roy Cooper, is retiring this fall, Cooper announced Monday. Succeeding Perusse as budget director will be Kristin Walker, the current...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 16, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette Mail. September 15, 2022. Editorial: Abortion ban won’t help West Virginia The West Virginia Legislature, controlled by a Republican supermajority, passed a draconian abortion ban Tuesday that won’t do anything to improve the state’s...

Call fails for Montana special session on budget surplus

Sep. 15, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An effort by some Republicans to call a special session of the Montana Legislature to discuss returning excess tax revenue to residents failed, the Secretary of State's Office said Thursday. Fifty-three lawmakers supported the call, short of the 76 votes needed...

South Dakota Highway Patrol struggles with trooper shortages

Sep. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is struggling with a shortage of officers after over two dozen left the agency this year, the head of the department told state lawmakers Thursday. The departures leave the highway patrol's force short 22 troopers, which is...

Idaho tax collections dip below expectations for August

Sep. 14, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s individual income taxes, sales taxes and corporate income taxes all fell slightly below monthly projections for August, the state budget office reported Tuesday. The $38.5 million dip below expectations is still a tiny fraction of the state’s $6...