06/26/14 12:15 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Labor Department says it's giving Michigan $6.175 million under a national program to help laid-off workers train for jobs in high-demand industries. The department said Thursday that it's making about $155 million in grants to 32 states and the Cherokee tribe...
By Lisa Ruhl | 06/25/14 03:06 PM
With the news Wednesday morning that the economy shrank by 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tackled issues he believes will help turn those numbers around.
06/25/14 03:15 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have retained a former U.S. solicitor general in preparation for a potential legal showdown with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe over the governor's ability to expand Medicaid eligibility. House Speaker William J. Howell and other Republican...
06/25/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans won't support a plan by Senate Democrats to prevent states from facing a cutoff of federal highway and transit aid this summer, a key House committee chairman warned Wednesday, saying the proposal would force a tax increase. Rep. David Camp, a Michigan...
By David A. Lieb | 06/25/14 08:53 AM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.
By Peter Jackson | 06/25/14 08:51 AM
Republicans on the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a spending blueprint that would hold the line on taxes, but would scale back increases for education and human services proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett while relying heavily on the unlikely sell-off of the state's...
By Associated Press | 06/25/14 08:49 AM
A judge is set to hear arguments over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use pension payments to balance the budget.
06/24/14 08:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities. The governor signed AB1469 by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda on Tuesday. The move was largely a formality because...
By Ashe Schow | 06/24/14 06:34 PM
Either Democrats are still not over last October's government shutdown or they're seriously out of campaign ideas, because they just sent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a bill for $24 billion - the estimated cost of the shutdown.
06/24/14 03:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel moved on Tuesday to increase the fee paid by travelers who enter the U.S. by commercial sea and air carriers by $2. The provision would be used to pay for 1,000 new Customs agents and is attached to a $47 billion measure funding the budget of the Homeland...
06/24/14 03:15 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will receive $1 million from a private equity firm to settle allegations that political connections to former Gov. Bill Richardson improperly influenced the awarding of a public investment deal, the State Investment Council announced Tuesday. Markstone Capital...
06/24/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have unveiled a $9 billion plan to prevent states from facing a cutoff of federal highway construction money as early as this summer. Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., proposed the measure, which would raise taxes on heavy trucks as part of a...
06/24/14 05:00 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-led consortium on transportation research is getting $5 million in federal funding. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine say the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center includes the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and...
By Steve Chapman | 06/23/14 10:28 AM
The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But President Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,...
By Judy Lin | 06/23/14 07:56 AM
California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.
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