- Spring tax vote likely for Lafayette Parish schools Updated: Jul-30-15 8:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School System will likely seek taxpayer approval for a property tax next spring. The funds would be used to close the gap on more than a billion dollars in system-wide facility needs.
- Sales tax holiday coming in South Carolina Updated: Jul-30-15 7:33 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Shoppers in South Carolina can take advantage of a sales-tax free weekend next month.
- A Life Lesson: Children learn agriculture, taxes Updated: Jul-30-15 7:05 am
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Kids have a lot to worry about these days.
- University of Alaska Fairbanks cuts $20 million from budget Updated: Jul-30-15 7:04 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year.
- Election board to consider business tax, sick day proposals Updated: Jul-30-15 5:38 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's election board is planning to consider three newly announced ballot drives related to business taxes, sick days and voting by mail.
- Mel Reynolds scheduled to appear for arraignment Updated: Jul-30-15 4:07 am
CHICAGO - Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds is expected in federal court to enter a plea to charges he failed to file income tax returns from 2009 to 2012.
- Daniels named to national budget advisory group Updated: Jul-30-15 3:49 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has been appointed one of three leaders of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
- Oklahoma employers earn tax savings of more than $94 million Updated: Jul-30-15 3:23 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma businesses are expected to save more than $94 million in federal tax payments this year thanks to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.
- Anti-tax measure qualifies for the November ballot Updated: Jul-29-15 10:26 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Initiative promoter Tim Eyman's latest attempt to limit the Legislature's ability to raise taxes has qualified for the November ballot.
- Massachusetts lawmakers back 2-day sales tax 'holiday' Updated: Jul-29-15 8:31 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts was on track Wednesday for another sales tax holiday in August despite concerns from several lawmakers that the two-day suspension of the state's 6.25 percent tax was little more than a gimmick that benefits large retailers while costing the state valuable revenue.
- Finance secretary says Oklahoma revenue misses estimate Updated: Jul-29-15 7:47 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin's secretary of finance says revenue figures indicate collections by the state's general revenue fund during the past year were 2.2 percent below the estimate on which the state budget is based.
- Lawmakers move to restore budget items vetoed by Baker Updated: Jul-29-15 7:38 pm
BOSTON - Lawmakers moved Wednesday to restore nearly $100 million in spending vetoed from the state budget by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, including funds for full-day kindergarten programs and for the University of Massachusetts system.
- Bentley releases special session bills Updated: Jul-29-15 7:21 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday released his tax and budget proposals ahead of next week's special session on a budget shortfall.
- Connecticut hoping to stave off possible nursing home strike Updated: Jul-29-15 6:40 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration has been working in recent weeks to come up with a new state funding arrangement that could help fend off possible strikes at unionized nursing homes across the state.
- Court upholds law requiring state workers to pay to pensions Updated: Jul-29-15 6:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law requiring veteran state employees to contribute 4 percent of their pay to qualify for a full pension in retirement.
- Road funding plans fuel debate between McCrory, legislators Updated: Jul-29-15 6:36 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders argued back and forth Wednesday about their plans to fund transportation projects, continuing a showdown that has highlighted a divide between the Senate and the governor's office.
- Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS Updated: Jul-29-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz took on a more traditional GOP target Wednesday: the IRS.
- Kansas budget director to outline spending cuts Thursday Updated: Jul-29-15 5:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director is preparing to outline $50 million in adjustments to keep the current Kansas budget from resulting in a deficit.
- Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures Updated: Jul-29-15 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation's borrowing limit.
- Lawyers prepare to argue over Arizona Medicaid plan Updated: Jul-29-15 4:32 pm
PHOENIX - Lawyers will argue over the constitutionality of Arizona's hospital "bed tax" Thursday in a case that could determine whether 350,000 residents remain covered under the state's Medicaid expansion.
- 5 college institutions removed from negative credit watch Updated: Jul-29-15 4:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With deep budget cuts dodged by Louisiana's public colleges, national credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has removed five higher education institutions from a negative credit watch.
- Wolf meets with Republican leaders about Pennsylvania budget Updated: Jul-29-15 4:26 pm
YORK, Pennsylvania - There's been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania's state budget standoff, but participants aren't reporting any breakthroughs.
- Media advocates: Law doesn't need changes for body cameras Updated: Jul-29-15 4:01 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's open records law doesn't need a substantial rewrite to address police body camera videos, media advocates argued at a state Department of Justice summit on the statutes Wednesday.
- U. of Arizona works to bridge $25 million funding gap Updated: Jul-29-15 12:40 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - University of Arizona officials are looking for ways to bridge a $25 million funding gap caused by state budget reductions.
- UI president defers salary program pending state budget Updated: Jul-29-15 9:02 am
URBANA, Illinois - The University of Illinois is suspending its annual merit-based salary increase program until the state budget impasse is settled, Champaign-Urbana campus president Timothy Killeen said.