Senator Offers Compromise on Medicaid Impasse A proposed small procedural change to a legislative commission may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget.
State Budgets Collect Record Revenue From Lottery PlayersThe scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets.
Bill Clinton: States Need To Stop Practicing 'Irresponsible Budgeting' Former President Bill Clinton says states need to become more responsible budgeters.
With Recession Gone, Maryland Senate Passes $37 Billion BudgetThe Maryland Senate has approved the state's roughly $37 billion budget.
Maryland Lawmakers Bicker Over Blame For Budget Impasse A leading Senate budget negotiator expressed frustration Monday that House conferees were not meeting senators halfway in last-minute budget talks.
Virginia's Fiscal Future In Limbo As Senate Kills State BudgetAs Virginia Senators on both sides of the aisle continued to quarrel, the last version of the state budget died Wednesday and put the state's fiscal future into limbo.

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