03/30/14 12:28 PM
SEATTLE — People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time. Unlike the warning systems and...
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 03:24 PM
Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders agree in principle on cutting taxes, a multi-million dollar overhaul of the Capitol and revamping the pension system for state workers, but each side has different ideas on the specifics.
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 12:07 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached agreement on a $140 billion budget that would provide some tax relief for businesses, homeowners and renters and add $340 million for pre-kindergarten mainly in New York City.
03/28/14 06:00 PM
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado House approved a $23 billion budget Friday. The spending plan heads to the Senate for consideration next week. Here are 5 things to know about the budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. HOW BIG IS THE BUDGET? The proposed budget is larger than the current budget...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/28/14 11:36 AM
One size rarely fits all. You wouldn't buy clothes from a store offering only the largest sizes, blindly accepting the word of the proprietor that a super-sized pair of slacks is what you want and need.
By Associated Press | 03/27/14 09:13 AM
McCrory told a North Carolina Chamber conference the state's transportation projects will be delayed if Congress fails to re-authorize a law expiring this fall.
By Sophia Tareen | 03/27/14 08:37 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn knows trying to make the state's temporary income tax increase permanent will be a "tough choice" for Illinois lawmakers, but that the issue could be even tougher for voters who'll decide if the Chicago Democrat gets another term.
03/26/14 09:00 PM
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's public schools and colleges are getting hundreds of millions in next year's proposed budget to make up for cuts in previous years, and with the economy on the upswing, there's money left over to save for a rainy day. But more money to spend means more wrangling when...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/26/14 06:39 PM
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is trying to draw attention back to the nation’s mounting debt ahead of midterm elections that are more likely to revolve around Obamacare. The Texas Republican scheduled a series of hearings on the debt, he says, after reading a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/26/14 01:08 PM
Politicians of both parties like to attack "corporate welfare," because the attack taps into both liberal and conservative sensibilities.
03/26/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 25 about top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region voicing concern about the impact of budget cuts, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti. A corrected version of...
By Josefa Velasquez | 03/26/14 08:37 AM
New York legislative leaders who met for hours behind closed doors Tuesday trying to finalize the state budget due next week came away saying they were making progress.
By Sophia Tareen | 03/26/14 08:32 AM
Quinn is expected to stress his election-year theme of protecting the middle class as he presents a budget address Wednesday that political experts and lawmakers say could be his toughest yet.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/25/14 04:02 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday he has stripped the IMF provision from the Senate bill, even though Democrats, President Obama and some Republicans support it.
03/25/14 01:30 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland House Republicans say the state shouldn't use money that had been planned to strengthen the long-term finances of the pension system to fill a budget hole. The House Minority Caucus released an alternative budget plan on Tuesday. The GOP plan would restore the...
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