By Zack Colman | 03/03/14 03:12 PM
The 16-day government shutdown in October came at a $414 million economic loss to communities that host and surround national parks, the Interior Department said Monday. Those figures are a preliminary estimate based on 7.88 million fewer park visitors in October compared with the previous...
By Associated Press | 03/03/14 09:33 AM
California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.
By Gary Fineout | 03/03/14 09:28 AM
Gov. Rick Scott will kick off the 2014 legislative session by asking legislators to approve his tax cut package and by asking to keep tuition rates low.
By Andrew Taylor | 03/03/14 08:32 AM
The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/03/14 07:51 AM
A jam-packed week for economics-related news in Washington is threatened by Winter Storm Titan, which is bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic region. Here’s what’s on the schedule: House budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is scheduled to publish a report Monday criticizing the U.S....
By Susan Crabtree | 03/03/14 06:06 AM
The crisis over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine looms over a busy week for President Obama, as he also welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and turns to domestic politics, highlighted by his budget on Tuesday.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:37 PM
The Wisconsin state Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed property and income tax cut plan.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:10 PM
Six years into his presidency, President Obama is sending Congress a budget that for once does not herald a partisan legislative showdown.
By Steve Chapman | 02/28/14 03:16 PM
If you're in the hospital with multiple fractures, a staph infection and a collapsed lung, you may not take great comfort when your doctor informs you that his last patient has it worse, being dead. Sometimes encouraging comparisons are not that encouraging.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/28/14 05:05 PM
Senate Democrats won't do a fiscal 2015 budget resolution this year, saying it's not necessary -- a move that conveniently insulates them from having to take tough votes in an election year even as the Congressional Budget Office estimates that gross federal debt is on pace to hit $27 trillion...
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/27/14 02:44 PM
The president's budget is scheduled to come out next week. It is late again. Unfortunately, we can expect that the president didn't use this extra time to find responsible solutions to put the country on a sustainable financial path.
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 02:00 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A $687 million drought-relief plan is headed to the governor's desk after winning overwhelming approval in both houses of the Legislature. Amid one of California's driest years on record, the Assembly and Senate voted Thursday to approve SB103 and SB104 and send the...
By David Espo | 02/27/14 08:39 AM
Ordinarily, the late-winter introduction of major legislation by the chairman of a powerful committee might signal a major push in Congress for an election-year accomplishment. That's not the case with tax reform.
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 08:27 AM
President Obama will ask Congress to approve spending more than $5 billion on medical training to turn out some 13,000 primary care providers over the next 10 years.
By Zack Colman | 02/26/14 05:25 PM
The markers have been set on a potential overhaul of the federal tax code, and the oil and gas industry hasn't found much to like.
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