Latest State budgets News

NC GOP unveils budget; House backs Medicaid expansion path

Jun. 28, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled state budget adjustments for the coming year, proposing to spend or set aside billions in expected extra tax collections to raise worker pay, recruit companies, build more infrastructure and combat inflation. ...

Alaska governor outlines finalized state budget

Jun. 28, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a finalized state budget Tuesday that he said will pay off the state's lingering oil and gas tax credits and invest in areas such as public safety, education and infrastructure. Dunleavy, a Republican who faces reelection...

California budget won't cover out-of-state abortion travel

Jun. 28, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged to make California a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, his administration won't spend public money to help people from other states travel to California for the procedure. Newsom's decision, included in a budget...

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly overturned many of Gov. Henry McMasters budget vetoes Tuesday, but they did agree with the biggest one, taking $25 million out of the $13.8 billion spending plan to try to help bring a super computer to Columbia. The money...

Ducey OKs $18B budget upping school, infrastructure spending

Jun. 28, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed into law his eighth and final state budget, an $18 billion spending plan that uses a record surplus to invest in education and infrastructure while lowering state debt and preparing for an economic downturn. The massive...

1 arrest as abortion protesters fill SC Statehouse lobby

Jun. 28, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault as abortion protesters spent about 90 minutes inside the lobby of the South Carolina Statehouse during Tuesday's special session on the state budget, authorities said. The woman was seen on...

Talks yield no Pennsylvania budget deal, with 3 days left

Jun. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state House of Representatives and Senate returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, as leaders of the Republican-controlled chambers worked to get an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf before the state loses some of its...

Democrats tee up New Jersey budget with tax relief, surplus

Jun. 28, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic-led Legislature has teed up a vote Wednesday on a record $50.6 billion budget that boosts spending 9% over last year, sets aside $2 billion for property-tax payers and renters, and carries a $6 billion surplus into the new fiscal year. ...

New Hampshire GOP Senate hopefuls pressed on abortion

Jun. 28, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five of New Hampshire’s Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls are suggesting they don’t support enacting federal legislation restricting abortion, though most of them initially sidestepped the question during their first debate. Donald Bolduc, Bruce Fenton,...

California budget includes cash payments for most taxpayers

Jun. 27, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most California households would get up to $1,050 from the government to help them put the nation's most expensive gasoline in their cars, part of a relief package in the state's record-setting operating budget that lawmakers are scheduled to approve later this week. ...