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Georgia reluctant to raise tax rates

...current fiscal year, states raised another $6 billion in added taxes and fees, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.In Georgia last year, lawmakers raised hundreds of fees, eliminated $55 million in sales-tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-02-12/georgia-reluctant-raise-
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'Rainy day' funds stay untapped

...3 billion budget shortfall with cuts alone.A rule of thumb is that a state should strive to have an amount equal to 5 percent of its general fund in a reserve account, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-09/rainy-day-funds-stay-untapped
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S. Carolina credit ratings threat cause unclear

...consistently higher percentage than the federal expenditures by the states as a whole, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.Federal funds as a percentage of all states' combined spending in 2008 was 26 percent. For 2009...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-07-26/s-carolina-credit-ratings-thr
State cuts to Medicaid affect patients, providers

...Medicaid costs. A recent survey by the National Association of State Budget Officers found that 33 states wanted to reduce...most state budgets, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.Critics say the moves are shortsighted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-12-27/state-cuts-medicaid-affect-pa
States debate whether to start using reserves

...percent of total revenue. That will drop to about $46 billion, or 7 percent, by June 30, says the National Association of State Budget Officers. States worry about the effect on their credit ratings if the funds dip too low. But one fiscal group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/20/bus_269953.shtml
Business
Small part is spent on prevention

ATLANTA - The millions of dollars states receive from tobacco companies every year have gone to plugging everything from budget holes to pot holes.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/04/met_457772.shtml
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Haley thinks pressure on lawmakers will pay off

Gov. Nikki Haley says she thinks her failed effort to call the Legislature back into session will ultimately bring public pressure on lawmakers to take up and approve some of her proposals. The state Senate's top officer isn't so sure.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-06-07/haley-thinks-pressure-la
Haley: Retirement system must be fixed

...Minnesota and New Jersey were among states changing their pension laws to fill gaps, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.The states' problems aren't easy to compare. Some didn't pitch in enough when they had money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-09/haley-retirement-system-must
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Report: State finances doing better, but slow growth poses challenges

...director. The group, along with the National Association of State Budget Officers, surveyed state finances nationwide...Association: http://www.nga.org National Association of State Budget Officers: http://www.nasbo.org

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/04/bus_414427.shtml
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Gas price, tax holiday bills ready

...0 West Virginia...............did not respond Sources: National Association of State Budget Officers, Georgia Office of Planning and Budget State..........Estimated reserves (millions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/11/met_332778.shtml
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