https://www.afscme.org/rss/filter/issues-state-local-budgets Mon, 10 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en AFSCME Blog: State and Local Budgets Feed AFSCME Blog: State and Local Budgets Feed hourly 1 EPI report highlights Trump’s failures on coronavirus and need for state and local aid https://www.afscme.org/blog/epi-report-highlights-trumps-failures-on-coronavirus-and-need-for-state-and-local-aid Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:04:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/epi-report-highlights-trumps-failures-on-coronavirus-and-need-for-state-and-local-aid As schools reopen, employees take on more responsibility as they face lack of federal support https://www.afscme.org/blog/as-schools-reopen-employees-take-on-more-responsibility-as-they-face-lack-of-federal-support Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:02:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/as-schools-reopen-employees-take-on-more-responsibility-as-they-face-lack-of-federal-support Misguided coronavirus ‘relief’ bill fails in the Senate https://www.afscme.org/blog/misguided-coronavirus-relief-bill-fails-in-the-senate Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:56:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/misguided-coronavirus-relief-bill-fails-in-the-senate Rochester school employees rally against layoffs among essential workers https://www.afscme.org/blog/rochester-school-employees-rally-against-layoffs-among-essential-workers Tue, 08 Sep 2020 19:22:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/rochester-school-employees-rally-against-layoffs-among-essential-workers Voters in another state – Ohio – strongly support federal aid to states, cities, towns, schools https://www.afscme.org/blog/voters-in-another-state-ohio-strongly-support-federal-aid-to-states-cities-towns-schools Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:55:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/voters-in-another-state-ohio-strongly-support-federal-aid-to-states-cities-towns-schools Labor leaders join their voices together to call on Senate to pass Heroes Act https://www.afscme.org/blog/labor-leaders-join-their-voices-together-to-call-on-senate-to-pass-heroes-act Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:56:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/labor-leaders-join-their-voices-together-to-call-on-senate-to-pass-heroes-act Voters in seven key states express strong support for $1 trillion in state and local aid https://www.afscme.org/blog/voters-in-seven-key-states-express-strong-support-for-1-trillion-in-state-and-local-aid Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:10:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/voters-in-seven-key-states-express-strong-support-for-1-trillion-in-state-and-local-aid AFSCME President: GOP coronavirus relief bill ‘spectacularly fails to meet the moment’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-president-gop-coronavirus-relief-bill-spectacularly-fails-to-meet-the-moment Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:34:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-president-gop-coronavirus-relief-bill-spectacularly-fails-to-meet-the-moment New national ads urge Senate to prevent ‘painful cuts to essential public services’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-national-ads-urge-senate-to-prevent-painful-cuts-to-essential-public-services Mon, 27 Jul 2020 19:24:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-national-ads-urge-senate-to-prevent-painful-cuts-to-essential-public-services The power of a union: Nevada state worker mobilization makes the difference https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-power-of-a-union-nevada-state-worker-mobilization-makes-the-difference Fri, 24 Jul 2020 18:15:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-power-of-a-union-nevada-state-worker-mobilization-makes-the-difference Arizona poll shows overwhelming support for federal aid to states, cities, towns, schools https://www.afscme.org/blog/arizona-poll-shows-overwhelming-support-for-federal-aid-to-states-cities-towns-schools Fri, 24 Jul 2020 17:33:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/arizona-poll-shows-overwhelming-support-for-federal-aid-to-states-cities-towns-schools Retirees urged to call the Senate demanding federal aid to states, localities https://www.afscme.org/blog/retirees-urged-to-call-the-senate-demanding-federal-aid-to-states-localities Thu, 23 Jul 2020 20:05:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/retirees-urged-to-call-the-senate-demanding-federal-aid-to-states-localities AFSCME joins Pennsylvania Sen. Casey in calling for federal aid to states, cities and towns https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-joins-pennsylvania-sen-casey-in-calling-for-federal-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns Wed, 22 Jul 2020 19:49:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-joins-pennsylvania-sen-casey-in-calling-for-federal-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns Schumer joins AFSCME in calling for at least $1 trillion in federal aid to states, cities and towns https://www.afscme.org/blog/schumer-joins-afscme-in-calling-for-at-least-1-trillion-in-federal-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns Fri, 17 Jul 2020 20:10:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/schumer-joins-afscme-in-calling-for-at-least-1-trillion-in-federal-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns Bold Federal Aid Needed Now, Says Former Fed Chair Bernanke https://www.afscme.org/blog/bold-federal-aid-needed Fri, 17 Jul 2020 18:26:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/bold-federal-aid-needed Will Washington invest in billionaires or the rest of us? https://www.afscme.org/blog/will-washington-invest-in-billionaires-or-the-rest-of-us Tue, 14 Jul 2020 19:18:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/will-washington-invest-in-billionaires-or-the-rest-of-us Vast majority of Republicans in swing states support the virus aid McConnell is blocking https://www.afscme.org/blog/vast-majority-of-republicans-in-swing-states-support-the-virus-aid-mcconnell-is-blocking Tue, 14 Jul 2020 18:06:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/vast-majority-of-republicans-in-swing-states-support-the-virus-aid-mcconnell-is-blocking AFSCME Maryland prevails in fight against governor’s public service cuts https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-maryland-prevails-in-fight-against-governors-public-service-cuts Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:19:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-maryland-prevails-in-fight-against-governors-public-service-cuts Pelosi joins AFSCME in calling for state, local aid amid soaring virus cases https://www.afscme.org/blog/pelosi-joins-afscme-in-calling-for-state-local-aid-amid-soaring-virus-cases Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:22:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/pelosi-joins-afscme-in-calling-for-state-local-aid-amid-soaring-virus-cases AFSCME members pressure Senate to act on aid to states, cities and towns https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-members-pressure-senate-to-act-on-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:52:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-members-pressure-senate-to-act-on-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns State workers in Florida get first raise in 12 years https://www.afscme.org/blog/state-workers-in-florida-get-first-raise-in-12-years Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:57:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/state-workers-in-florida-get-first-raise-in-12-years 176 groups to the U.S. Senate: Pass state, local aid to ‘maintain essential services’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/176-groups-to-the-u-s-senate-pass-state-local-aid-to-maintain-essential-services Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:20:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/176-groups-to-the-u-s-senate-pass-state-local-aid-to-maintain-essential-services The Senate should not kick unemployed workers when they are down https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-senate-should-not-kick-unemployed-workers-when-they-are-down Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:37:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-senate-should-not-kick-unemployed-workers-when-they-are-down AFSCME Local 4041 members file unfair labor practice complaint against State of Nevada https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-local-4041-members-file-unfair-labor-practice-complaint-against-state-of-nevada Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:19:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-local-4041-members-file-unfair-labor-practice-complaint-against-state-of-nevada ‘The anger is blinding’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-anger-is-blinding Wed, 24 Jun 2020 21:39:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-anger-is-blinding