08/11/14 08:15 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The legal fight spearheaded by Attorney General Greg Abbott to defend redistricting maps in federal court has cost Texas $3.9 million so far, with more to come. That cost and the ongoing litigation have been criticized by Democrats as wasteful. But top Texas Republicans...
08/08/14 08:15 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will face a budget shortfall of $238 million by the end of July 2016, the Legislature's nonpartisan research staff said Friday in a new forecast predicting that the gap will emerge a year sooner than it had anticipated. The Legislative Research Department's new budget...
08/08/14 07:30 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Permanent Fund ended the fiscal year with a value of $51.2 billion. Officials say in a release it's the first time that the fund, which provides the annual oil-wealth checks to the state's residents, has topped the $50 billion mark. The rise was attributed...
08/08/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction. The bill the White House says Obama signed Friday will keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May, when lawmakers will again be challenged to come up with...
08/08/14 05:00 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data. Per-capita spending on housing and utilities totaled $8,650 in 2012, which is sixth-highest in the country and well above the national...
08/08/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on...
By Philip Klein | 08/07/14 07:17 PM
Few of President Obama's initiatives are more emblematic of his early ambitions to be a transformational liberal leader than his vision for connecting the nation with a vast high-speed rail network.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/07/14 05:38 PM
Federal agencies failed to account for $619 billion in grants and loans by not reporting the spending at all or reporting it incorrectly or late, according to an internal government watchdog.
08/07/14 05:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Facing international criticism for mass water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars' worth of unpaid bills, Detroit's mayor announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable, consistent payment plans and financial assistance to many delinquent customers. Mayor...
By Sean Lengell | 08/07/14 03:32 PM
The Transportation Department on Thursday announced almost $334 million in emergency funds to help 21 states repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected emergencies.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/07/14 03:18 PM
If you have $400 to spare, count yourself lucky: Half of Americans would have trouble raising that amount in an emergency, according to a new report that suggests that many U.S. families face surprising financial difficulties.
08/07/14 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay their government aid after being rescued during the financial...
08/07/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $3.7 billion from April through June as the housing market continued to recover. Though the government-controlled mortgage giant reported its 10th straight profitable quarter Thursday, the second-quarter profit was down 63 percent from...
By Mark Tapscott | 08/07/14 09:07 AM
Tax revenues are climbing, but the debt is out of control and nobody knows for sure how much the bureaucrats are actually spending.
08/06/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the administration is reviewing what authority he has to act without Congress to stop American companies from reincorporating overseas to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes, a practice he has denounced as unpatriotic and has...
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