04/24/14 11:30 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State and local governments are applying for a federal grant to pay for a new 7.5-mile rapid bus transit system in Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Thursday it was seeking federal help to pay for the $49.8 million proposal. The envisioned rapid bus line...
By Becky Bohrer | 04/24/14 08:01 AM
Lawmakers late Wednesday announced a tentative deal on an education package, the issue that sent them into an extended legislative session.
04/23/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay. The Transportation...
04/23/14 07:15 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in Albany on Wednesday that would prevent higher tax bills for city residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Democrat said that people who put money into their...
04/23/14 07:15 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has successfully vetoed two religious expression bills and legislation that would have granted people who receive red-light tickets the right to contest citations in circuit court. The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to uphold McAuliffe's vetoes...
By Zack Colman | 04/23/14 12:22 PM
Developers of a Georgia nuclear project didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it secured $6.5 billion in loan guarantees from the Energy Department in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE calculated a...
By Becky Bohrer | 04/23/14 08:51 AM
House and Senate negotiators worked toward resolution Tuesday on an education package that sent the legislative session into overtime, nibbling away at points of possible agreement. While some lawmakers are eager to wrap things up, a key lawmaker said the process would not be rushed.
By Andrew DeMillo | 04/23/14 08:47 AM
Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.
04/23/14 08:45 AM
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Natchez Regional Medical Center is finalizing an asset-purchase agreement with an unnamed private company and the city has approved tax credits to help pay the bankrupt hospital's debt. The company has not been official identified. Details of the possible sale have not...
04/22/14 05:45 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One of the last big pieces to be resolved before lawmakers wrap up their work is the capital budget. The House began taking up amendments Monday. Sunday was supposed to mark the end of the legislative session, but ran long after the House and Senate failed to find...
By Sophia Tareen | 04/22/14 08:01 AM
Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.
By Associated Press | 04/22/14 08:00 AM
Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay more for retiree benefits than it will for benefits earned by active employees.
04/21/14 04:30 PM
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's rainy day fund will grow again with a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The legislation increases the state's general fund reserves from 5 percent to 6.5 percent to $576.4 million. During the recession, the reserves dipped to about 2 percent....
By Jason Keyser | 04/21/14 08:26 AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.
By Becky Bohrer | 04/21/14 08:07 AM
The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state's pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.
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