08/26/14 06:00 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agency heads to come up with across-the-board budget cuts for the next two years in order to cope with a more than $880 million budget shortfall. McAuliffe's chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency chiefs on Friday...
08/26/14 04:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, according to the state comptroller's office, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers. If the pace continues, New York will spend nearly...
08/26/14 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House panel is asking Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to turn over to Congress documents and information he alleges will show "a pattern of wasteful spending and mismanagement" at the Labor Department. GOP Rep. Darrell E. Issa of California, who chairs the House...
08/26/14 10:45 AM
DETROIT (AP) — An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting complaints of malfunctions that reduced power-assisted...
By David M. Drucker | 08/26/14 10:18 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan said in an interview on Monday that he favors limiting the home mortgage tax deduction to "middle income people" but opposes curbing deductions for contributions to charity.
By Lawrence Kudlow | 08/25/14 10:07 PM
The Bank of America settlement "highlights a pattern of the government extorting the banks," said a former Wells Fargo CEO, and he's absolutely right.
By Steve Doty | 08/25/14 03:55 PM
Virginia Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie pushed the need to lower the corporate tax rate to 25 percent Monday.
By Brian Hughes | 08/25/14 03:02 PM
The White House resisted a chance Monday to denounce Burger King for potentially relocating its headquarters to Canada as part of a possible purchase of doughnut and coffee chain Tim Hortons, even though President Obama has repeatedly ripped such corporate moves.
08/25/14 09:30 AM
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Department of Education says it's awarding $6.9 million in state funds to 481 schools to supplement a federal school-breakfast program. The state agency says the state funds will provide in-classroom breakfast to more than 240,000 students this school year....
By Marc Levy | 08/25/14 08:06 AM
Job No. 1 for whoever wins this fall's election for Pennsylvania governor likely will be trying to solve the state government's messy fiscal situation.
08/25/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early. Here's why: If your income for 2014 is...
08/24/14 02:30 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session. A pair of bills — one sponsored by...
08/24/14 02:15 PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are looking into repealing New Jersey's inheritance tax and raising the threshold for paying an estate tax. The state is one of only two that taxes both now, according to The Record (http://bit.ly/1p4cfEn). The inheritance tax makes those other than the spouse,...
08/24/14 01:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to rest as he mounts a difficult campaign for re-election. Quinn aides announced last week that the state Department of...
08/24/14 12:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — With the school year less than two weeks away, New York City is racing to complete an unprecedented prekindergarten expansion — and its success or failure could have major political implications for its first-year mayor, Bill de Blasio. De Blasio made the establishment of...
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