SPRINGFIELD | The Quinn administration is asking Illinois lawmakers to approve an extra $221 million in spending, saying the cash is needed to finish out the remainder of the fiscal year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana budget officials have instructed state agencies and departments to trim expenses where possible in the wake of unexpectedly weak tax revenues.
INDIANAPOLIS | The day after a national poll found just 24 percent of Americans have a positive opinion of the Republican Party, many GOP state senators sent constituents email reminders that Indiana's government remains open for business.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue edged closer to meeting expectations in September, but for the sixth time in the eight full months Gov. Mike Pence has been in office it failed to hit the target.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana fell short of its monthly revenue target last month, making it the fifth time in the seven full months Republican Mike Pence has been governor that state revenue failed to meet expectations.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed Indiana budget officials to pay off approximately $66 million in prison construction debt, years ahead of schedule, to avoid having a state budget reserve that triggers the automatic taxpayer refund.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana spent $482.6 million less than it took in over the past 12 months, and as a result, grew the state's reserve funds to nearly $2 billion.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Budget Committee gave the go-ahead Wednesday for a $45 million project to rebuild Tamarack Hall on the Indiana University Northwest campus in Gary.
INDIANAPOLIS | The tough times of the past five years aren't getting any easier for Hoosiers living paycheck to paycheck.
GUEST COMMENTARY: State must make a significantly stronger financial commitment to public K-12 education
As we enter the budget-building season for area school districts, leaders face many challenges.
INDIANAPOLIS | Happy fiscal new year, Hoosiers!
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed state budget is a baby step in the right direction, a watchdog group's analysis said Monday, but the governor may be overstating savings from a recent union contract negotiation and not putting enough toward roughly $9 billion unpaid bills.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law Indiana's $30 billion, two-year state budget that keeps spending increases below the inflation rate and provides Hoosiers more than a billion dollars in tax cuts.
Republican Gov. Mike Pence, seated at center, signs Indiana's 2014-15 state budget into law during a ceremony Wednesday in Crawfordsville, Ind. He was joined by state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, left, and state Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville.
CHICAGO | Illinois was able to pay some overdue bills this spring because of an unexpected influx in tax revenues as businesses and individuals rushed to sell assets before federal taxes increased, Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state budget approved April 27 by the Indiana General Assembly contains, as expected, appropriations for every state agency to carry out its work over the next two years.
INDIANAPOLIS | The ink is barely dry on Indiana's two-year state budget legislation, but the potential for new Illinois casinos is threatening to throw the Hoosier spending and tax cut plan out of balance.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue rebounded last month following a disappointing February and March that saw Indiana's tax receipts dip below 2012 levels.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, who led budget negotiations for the Senate Democrats, is disappointed with the spending and tax cut plan approved last week by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have given the Department of Child Services all the new tools they believe the agency needs to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect.
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