12/05/13 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won't support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California made the comment today as senior lawmakers...
12/05/13 10:56 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former Navy subcontractor who was a middleman in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy $18 million has been sentenced to three years in prison.
12/05/13 10:53 AM
That estimate released Thursday means the state can fully pay the remaining IOUs to public schools that piled up during tougher budget times. And it leaves $825 million left for lawmakers to work with during their election-year session.
12/05/13 10:12 AM
LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers in the Michigan House will see their office budgets rise 5 percent in 2014. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall made the announcement Wednesday. He says that even with the 5 percent increase for costs like staffers' salaries and office materials,...
12/05/13 09:55 AM
The Transportation Security Administration plans — for now — to supplement its budget with the more than $530,000 in change passengers left in plastic bins at security checks in 2012.
12/04/13 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details of the plan, which was announced in broad terms last summer. It is part of a larger...
By Byron York | 12/04/13 01:27 PM
President Obama used a speech at a liberal think tank in Washington to declare that he will focus all of his administration's efforts in his remaining three-plus years in office on the task of reducing inequality in America. Speaking at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/04/13 01:07 PM
President Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. economy has become “profoundly unequal” and pressed for policies he said would halt growing income inequality and limited economic mobility. “I believe this is the defining challenge of our time — making sure our economy works for every...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:14 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, a long-delayed decision proponents described as critical to repairing the state's deeply troubled finances but that faces the immediate threat of a legal...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 05:12 AM
With Washington facing the possibility of a second government shutdown, Republican and Democratic negotiators are racing to reach a budget agreement before Congress adjourns for Christmas.
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