GovBeat: reform

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Rhode Island Session Preview: A tough ‘hangover’ awaits lawmakers

Ocean State voters may remember some of this year’s fights from 2013.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, income inequality, pension, pension reform, pensions, Poverty, Rhode Island, session preview, tax, tax reform, taxes

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014

South Carolina’s Haley pitches education reform package

The governor wants $160 million for a modest reform proposal.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, education reform, South Carolina, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Session Preview: Pennsylvania GOP looks to close a deficit in an election year

Republicans will have to navigate a political minefield of spending cuts and tax hikes as they seek to close a budget hole.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, deficits, education, Pennsylvania, pension, pension reform, pensions, session preview

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Ohio could tackle economic, gun and election policies

Ohio’s legislature has a lot on its plate this year.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Campaigns and Elections, election, election law, election reform, elections, Gun, gun rights, income tax, Ohio, session preview, tax, taxes

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Illinois lawmakers to vote on public employee pension changes

The revisions would put Illinois on a 30-year glide path to erase strangling pension debts.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illinois, pension reform, pensions, States

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/18/2013

The solution to hyper-partisanship already exists, and it doesn’t involve gerrymandering

How Washington and California moved to empower independents and limit extreme partisans.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaigns, Congress, elections, gerrymandering, primaries, redistricting, reform, washington

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Hey look, a grand bargain in Oregon!

Democrats voted to cut pensions, Republicans voted to raise taxes -- the system works!

By Reid Wilson  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, gmo, Oregon, pension reform, taxes

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Oregon legislators return for special session

A deal over pension reform and tax increases appears at risk in a special session beginning Monday.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Oregon, pension reform, special session, taxes

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 09/17/2013

N.C. voters don’t know much about new state election law

Only about a quarter of North Carolina voters say they’ve heard a lot about a sweeping bill that alters state elections law, according to a new survey.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:11 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, election reform, North Carolina, States, voter id, voting

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Arizona election reform bill likely to be on 2014 ballot

Voters will get to weigh in on a new Arizona law that reforms election rules next year.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, ballot access, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, election reform, elections, States, voting rights

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Forget Congress, some states show how to pass tax reform

While federal legislators talk up tax reform, states are getting things done.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota, North Carolina, States, tax reform