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John Celock

State Finances Uncertain

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

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States Ask Feds To End 'Uncertainty'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling for an end to "uncertainty" from the federal government, along with greater flexibility for state governments, the leaders of th...

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15 States To Take On Tax Reform In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen states are likely to see some sort of tax reform legislation in 2013, according to a study released Wednesday by the Institute o...

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Federal 'Uncertainty' Complicates State Fiscal Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Increased health care spending and uncertainty from the federal government over spending has complicated the fiscal picture for states a...

Krugman: Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is Chris Christie

www.nytimes.com | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

There will be two big stars at the Republican National Convention, and neither of them will be Mitt Romney. One will, of course, be Paul Ryan, Mr. Rom...

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State Lawmakers Group Has Some Upbeat News

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Contrary to the dire fiscal report released by the State Budget Crisis Task Force in July, the National Conference of State Legislatures is...

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States Face 'Threats To The Social Order' From Trillions In Worker Payments

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State finances are teetering with $4 trillion in unfunded liabilities to cover pensions and health care for state workers, along with re...

If You Build it, They Won't Come

Joel Judd | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Joel Judd

CSP II, Colorado's newest solitary confinement prison, cost several hundred million dollars. We've used a small part for one year and are about to mothball it. It will likely never again be used for any purpose.

No Cash For Insanity Test

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Finances are threatening to delay the trial of a university professor charged with killing three colleagues – the secon...

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Jan Brewer Wants To Buy Back State Capitol After Pushing Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has announced that all she wants for Valentine's Day is to burn a mortgage. Brewer said in her State of the State Monda...

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States Play Musical Chairs With Calendar

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Dwindling state revenues and new federal election laws are among the reasons states have been changing the dates of primary elections in 2012. As more...

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Local Expenses And Federal Cuts Stretch States For 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

A rise in Medicaid costs, combined with the end of federal stimulus funds and a continued decline in property tax receipts at the local level will com...

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Revenues Vary State-To-State

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

New reports indicate that both Alabama and New York have seen revenue drops in recent years, while one state reports a jump and another reports holdin...

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Governors Give Recommendations To Super Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the National Governors Association asked the congressional super committee on deficit reduction to keep state finances in mi...

18-Month Wait For Divorce In San Francisco

sfgate.com | Michelle Terris / the Chronicle | Posted 09.18.2011 | Divorce

It will soon take hours to pay a traffic ticket in San Francisco, months to get court records and at least a year and a half to get a divorce. With a ...

California State Finances

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Moving Forward on Tax Reform

Joel Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joel Judd

"No proof, no money" is the rule for social services in Colorado. That rule is what I am hoping the legislature will apply to tax credits and other tax incentives.

Many States Appear To Be In A Recession

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The finances of many states have deteriorated so badly that they appear to be in a recession, regardless of whether that's true for the nation as a wh...