03/12/14 06:30 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate is scheduled to consider proposed changes to the state budget. Last week, a Senate budget panel decided to address a downward revision in revenues by tapping into money set aside to shore up the state's pension system in a long-term plan. The Senate...
03/11/14 07:00 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 Paul Bedard | 03/11/14 05:24 PM
Hundreds of new federal rules and regulations and those on the books for years are now under review and may be junked under a “look-back” program President Obama created to offer businesses relief from costly and burdensome rules that just don't work. Office of Management and Budget...
By Associated Press | 03/11/14 08:47 AM
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to release details of an ambitious election-year policy document that addresses taxes and education and streamlines government services for the poor and unemployed.
By Justin Pritchard | 03/11/14 08:44 AM
With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.
03/10/14 10:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year...
By Taylor W. Anderson | 03/10/14 10:34 AM
When rural districts need to stretch dollars, staffers often do more than one job. In Cuba City, the math and computer teacher are the same person. In Mineral Point, the superintendent also serves as business manager and director of technology.
By Melinda Deslatte | 03/10/14 10:33 AM
The Louisiana Legislature opens its three-month regular session Monday, with lawmakers considering a rollback of toughened educational standards and a boost to the state's minimum wage among a wide-ranging list of proposals up for debate.
By Don Thompson | 03/10/14 10:31 AM
California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians.
By Associated Press | 03/10/14 10:29 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is calling on the Legislature to reject proposed cuts in community-based mental health cuts.
03/09/14 09:00 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers left Richmond Saturday without accomplishing their most important task: passing a roughly $96 billion budget for the next two years. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe immediately called for a special session to begin in two weeks, saying he's hopeful that...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:20 PM
A recent decline in Missouri's casino revenues has created funding shortfalls for public schools and state-run veterans' nursing homes, raising questions among lawmakers about the extent to which the state can continue to rely on gambling to fund some key programs.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:16 PM
The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a budget that would patch a projected shortfall with the state's Rainy Day Fund.
By David M. Drucker | 03/07/14 03:48 PM
Rep. Dave Camp has heard the word “no” before. As usual, he isn't listening. Nearly 18 years ago, when the Republican House Ways and Means chairman was an obscure third-term congressman serving on the powerful tax-writing committee, House GOP leaders were ready to throw in the towel on...
By Brian Hughes | 03/07/14 03:36 PM
The 2014 midterm campaign began in earnest with President Obama unveiling his fiscal 2015 budget, a progressive wish list designed to boost Democrats in November. With little appetite for a so-called "grand bargain" on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned previous proposals to slow the...
By Ashe Schow | 03/10/14
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