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Budget & Appropriations

Legislative Update: New Mexico

State makes additional money available for Summer school programs Additional funds have been made available for the upcoming Summer school program which will serve more than 22,000 low-income children.  The additional funds will add an extra 25 instructional days to the program. A total of $28 million is available statewide for Summer school.  All 50 school districts and charters schools that have applied for the funds will participate.  Additionally, the […]

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The Rise of New Jersey’s Cities: Part 1

New York City’s cost of living is 120 percent higher than the rest of the country. With 8.3 million people and an average home price of $501,000 (average home price in the United States is roughly $181,000), prices have begun to push city dwellers from Brooklyn and Manhattan into less-expensive areas that remain within close proximity to the city. As a result, portions of New Jersey—specifically North Jersey—have turned into […]

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State Budget Showdown

As the fiscal year ends on June 30th, nearly all 50 state governments across the United States (with the exception of Vermont) are required to maintain a balanced budget whether by statue/law, constitutional amendment, or judicial decision. From state to state, the requirements vary from the simple introduction of a budget to a balanced budget to budgets that are based on the available cash on hand by the state. There […]

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