By Christopher S. Rugaber | 07/10/14 07:57 AM
Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.
By Kevin McGill | 07/09/14 10:17 AM
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.
By Matthew Daly | 07/09/14 07:58 AM
A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.
By Associated Press | 07/08/14 10:25 AM
The Associated Press has learned that President Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West.
By Associated Press | 07/07/14 10:27 AM
An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.
By Grant Schulte | 07/07/14 08:41 AM
Supporters of a higher minimum wage claimed victory last week in their effort to place the issue on the November ballot, but getting it there wasn't easy.
By Tom LoBianco | 07/07/14 08:39 AM
Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.
By Associated Press | 07/07/14 08:36 AM
An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up.
By Associated Press | 07/07/14 08:31 AM
Gov. Jay Inslee's labor team will be spending the summer negotiating with more than 25 unions that represent state employees.
By Tom LoBianco | 07/02/14 08:25 AM
Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday asked that the federal government expand health care coverage for Indiana's low-income residents using a state-run alternative to traditional Medicaid.
By Andrew DeMillo | 07/02/14 08:23 AM
Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval early Wednesday to bills addressing teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, wrapping up a special legislative session that left unresolved until next year the long-term questions surrounding the three issues.
By Associated Press | 07/02/14 08:13 AM
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.
By Associated Press | 06/30/14 09:05 AM
The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.
By Associated Press | 06/30/14 08:34 AM
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign a state budget, but not before doing major surgery to it with line-item vetoes.
By Marc Levy | 06/30/14 08:30 AM
A $29.1 billion Pennsylvania state government budget plan held together by a patchwork of cash diversions and other maneuvers was poised for its first floor votes Monday, the last day of the fiscal year after a rocky spring session for Republican majorities.
By Byron York | 07/23/14
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By Philip Klein | 07/22/14