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...
04/23/14 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
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.
By Associated Press | 04/21/14 07:59 AM
Colorado budget-writers are nearing a decision on how new marijuana taxes should be spent.
By Becky Bohrer | 04/21/14 07:58 AM
After blowing past midnight on what was supposed to be the last day of session, Alaska lawmakers planned to plow on with their work on Monday in a bid to resolve their differences on education.
04/20/14 12:45 PM
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry. However, some project...
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