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December 25, 2013
US state budgets recover modestly, little room for big ideas-report
NEW YORK - U.S. state budgets appear to be stabilizing, budget gaps are rare and policymakers have more flexibility to deal with over-spending and unexpected one-off costs, the National Conference of State Legislatures said in a report distributed on Tuesday. State...
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December 25, 2013 - 8:44am
September 4, 2013
Budget constraints hamper Bureau of Land Management fire rehab in Nev.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Budget constraints are forcing federal land managers to scale back wildfire rehabilitation plans across thousands of acres of public land in Nevada, including some habitat deemed important to sage grouse. The U.S.
September 4, 2013 - 7:35am
August 21, 2013
County working on budget process
Stutsman County has completed its preliminary budget for 2014, but county officials expect to whittle down the 3.27-mill increase before the budget reaches its final form. The preliminary budget includes expenditures of $24.20 million and an income of $22.51 million, with the difference...
August 21, 2013 - 6:51am
June 20, 2012
ND lawmakers eyeing property tax subsidies
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's budget reserves keep growing, and state lawmakers say there will be lots of suggestions in the next Legislature about how to use the money. House Democratic leader Jerry Kelsh says the Legislature needs to strengthen its existing program of...
June 20, 2012 - 9:20am
October 4, 2011
Council has hearings on budgets
The Jamestown City Council held the final hearings on the city's budgets for 2012 Monday at its regular meeting. The budgets total about $29.2 million, according to Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. Fuchs said the mill rate was the same as last year and would result in the same city...
October 4, 2011 - 6:51am
September 21, 2011
School Board holds off on administrators' pay
No decisions were made on administrators' salaries for the next school year at Tuesday's Jamestown Public School Board meeting. It was suggested at the Sept. 7 meeting to give 24 administrators a with positions from principals to social workers a 5 percent raise across the board;...
September 21, 2011 - 6:53am
March 12, 2011
States have similar rules for using funds
Both Minnesota and North Dakota have strict procedures on how and when the states' reserve funds can be used. In Minnesota, the governor can make reserve funds available to pay for the state's obligations only if there is a deficit projected for the current biennium, said John Pollard,...
March 12, 2011 - 10:53am
March 16, 2009
N.D. loves those earmarks
If you have an advantage, never give it up. That is an iron rule in politics. So before North Dakota joins the anti-earmark hysteria sweeping Washington, we need to consider the great advantage the state has been enjoying under this budget-inflating practice. All three members of...
March 16, 2009 - 7:14am
March 13, 2009
What others think: Keep potential budgets public
Every session of the Minnesota Legislature yields a few really bad ideas. Among the worst of this session (so far) is Senate File 1121, a request from the League of Minnesota Cities to give cities the option to keep secret their potential budget plans until a singular plan is formally...
March 13, 2009 - 8:50am
November 19, 2008
Tight budgets handcuff police departments
MAYVILLE, N.D. -- Tight budgets are handcuffing local police departments. Mayville Mayor Don Moen knows all about it. The Traill County city of about 2,000 was without a police department for about a month, until a new police chief was hired last week. The loss of its entire...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Rising fuel costs impact Fargo budget
FARGO (AP) -- Mayor Dennis Walaker says rising fuel prices could cost the city an extra $1 million this year. Walaker said Fargo is trying to hold costs down by using more fuel-efficient vehicles and hiring only essential personnel. He said the city should make it through this year...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am