By Susan Ferrechio | 07/23/14 03:14 PM
If Congress can agree on a plan to give President Obama supplemental money to deal with the border crisis, it's going to be much less than he asked for.
07/23/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the...
By Steve Doty | 07/23/14 12:55 PM
Speaker of the House John Boehner said Wednesday morning President Obama is essentially asking for a blank check to fix the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and that's something House Republicans aren't willing to give the White House.
07/22/14 09:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate...
07/22/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Pass a bill or don't come back from recess," William A....
07/22/14 04:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...
07/22/14 02:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that also will provide lawmakers with...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/22/14 10:58 AM
Consumer inflation held steady at 2.1 percent yearly in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/21/14 10:26 PM
With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:51 PM
Douglas County is not obligated to contribute the same amount to retiree health plans as it does for active employees, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled.
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:55 PM
Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of...
By Associated Press | 07/20/14 01:59 PM
On its current trajectory, Minnesota's next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they're put in charge.
By Zack Colman | 07/17/14 04:30 PM
The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax last raised in 1993.
By Brian Hughes | 07/17/14 03:59 PM
Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.
By Philip Klein | 07/17/14 05:04 PM
It's no longer popular in Washington these days to discuss the nation's long-term debt problem, but a report released on Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office provided a stark reminder that a looming crisis is approaching, and the longer the nation waits to address it, the more difficult it...
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