04/08/14 01:45 PM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A proposed 4 cent increase in New Hampshire's tax on gasoline and diesel would provide much-needed money to fix deteriorating roads and help finish the expansion of Interstate 93, supporters testified Tuesday. But opponents told the House Ways and Means and Public Works...
04/08/14 01:01 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval to incremental increases in the state's minimum wage over several years to $10.10 in 2018 and to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, as the final regular legislative session of Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
By Rep. Jack Kingston | 04/07/14 06:36 PM
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is coming to Capitol Hill Tuesday to justify the president's 2015 budget request before my committee. In addition to the usual overspending and generally wasteful nature of the federal involvement in our local schools, the Obama administration's penchant for...
By Cal Thomas | 04/07/14 05:24 PM
The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.
04/07/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work. The plan by Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen...
By Erika Niedowski | 04/07/14 11:29 AM
A proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in runaway pension costs, was rejected by one of the groups voting on it, officials announced Monday. The parties were ordered...
By Melinda Deslatte | 04/07/14 11:27 AM
Higher education leaders urged lawmakers Monday to maintain Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for a new $40 million incentive fund to steer money to high-demand degree and job training programs.
By Brian Witte | 04/07/14 11:23 AM
The House of Delegates voted 87-47 Monday to give final approval to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January.
By John Hanna | 04/07/14 08:49 AM
The Kansas Legislature on Sunday narrowly backed a plan that would boost funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.
By Bill Barrow | 04/07/14 08:47 AM
Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home.
By Associated Press | 04/07/14 08:44 AM
Legislative leaders are hoping to adopt Tennessee's annual spending plan as early as this week, clearing the way to the conclusion of the legislative session.
By Associated Press | 04/07/14 08:34 AM
Mayors across Illinois are demanding that state lawmakers address serious shortfalls in local police and fire pension funds. The effort comes after the Illinois Legislature dealt with the state's own pension problem last year.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/07/14 05:40 AM
The House this week will vote on a ten-year Republican budget plan while the Senate debates a bill that Democrats believe will lead to more equal wages for male and female workers. Neither bill has a shot of ever clearing Congress, but both parties are looking to appeal to their base by...
By Associated Press | 04/05/14 04:01 PM
President Obama says the Republican budget proposal would shrink opportunity and make it tougher for hard-working Americans to get ahead.
By Zack Colman | 04/03/14 04:17 PM
There was sound, but little fury, from House Republicans on Thursday after the Energy Department announced it would reopen a clean energy loan program derided by conservatives. During the 2012 election, "Solyndra," the failed solar panel-maker that received a $535 million federal loan...
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