Adoption of the conference committee report on the two-year transportation budget bill, Engrosssed Senate Bill 5096, by the House 82-14-0-2 Thursday and the Senate 48-0-0-1 Friday sends the budget bill to the governor’s desk, unusually on time. Here is the text of the conference report bill. Staff analysis should be out within days.
RIP BAT - the Border Adjustment Tax, which was floated in November under a proposal from Paul Ryan and which met with fierce resistance, is effectively dead. According to Bloomberg, Trump’s "tremendous" tax plan to be revealed next week...Show More Summary
Three New Jersey lawmakers are set to tour a train station that was the scene of a fatal derailment last year. Senate President Steve Sweeney, budget committee chairman Paul Sarlo … Click to Continue »
Missouri House and Senate budgeters want to spend $100,000 on the state's Amber Alert system. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday locked in a House plan to replace and expand … Click to Continue »
The Missouri Senate budget leader is setting up a showdown with the House over some of the state's education expenses. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Brown said Tuesday that he … Click to Continue »
Top Florida Republicans have taken a big step toward making their plan of building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee an easier-to-swallow proposal for its opponents. A Senate budget committee … Click to Continue »
Florida may help beef up security at Jewish day schools around the state. House and Senate budget committees on Wednesday voted to set aside money for security in spending plans … Click to Continue »
As Louisiana struggles with budget woes, lawmakers are realizing millions remain socked away in savings accounts that agencies, boards and commissions never told them existed. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Eric … Click to Contin...
A Kansas Senate committee has approved a bill for moving the state to a single personal income tax rate while raising new revenue to fix budget problems. It wasn't clear … Click to Continue »
The chairman of the Senate’s Agriculture Committee said he was not going to go along with President Donald Trump’s deep budget cuts to food, farm and rural programs — and … Click to Continue »
Legislative fiscal analysts estimate a Senate committee added $57.2 million in federal and state funds to the 2018-2019 Montana budget proposal approved by the House. The preliminary estimate shows the … Click to Continue »
A legislative panel has advanced bills outlining the nearly $5.5 billion Arkansas budget proposed for the coming year. The Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday endorsed identical House and Senate versions … Click to Continue »
A Montana Senate committee on Tuesday added money to the state budget for nursing homes, special education and other government programs, relenting somewhat on the hard line that Republican legislative … Click to Continue »
(Reuters) - A committee of Kansas lawmakers will be charged with reconciling differences in legislation passed to plug a $280 million hole in the state's fiscal 2017 budget after the Senate passed a revised version of a House-approved bill late on Thursday. Show More Summary
Virginia's senate majority leader, who is co-chair of the budget committee, is the highest paid adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary. The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2mBoFKy ) … Click to Continue »
A joint statement from leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee declares that they've seen no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 election as President Donald Trump has claimed. Michael Flynn received more money from Russian-based businesses than had been previously disclosed. Show More Summary
Trump budget would make big cuts in State Department, EPA March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump proposes $1.1 trillion in spendingNo evidence has surfaced to support Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped him, congressmen sayNewly...
Update: echoing comments made by Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the top House Democrat said that the Trump budget proposal is "dead on arrival." Today at 7am,...Show More Summary
The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says he and his Senate counterpart agree on an opening bid in budget talks with Gov. Doug Ducey's staff. Rep. Don Shooter says … Click to Continue »
The North Dakota legislative appropriation committees have lowered expectations for tax revenue for the current budget cycle due to slumping oil and agriculture economies. House and Senate appropriation committees trimmed … Click to Continue »