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...
04/03/14 03:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind farms, NASCAR tracks and filmmakers would keep their treasured tax breaks as part of an $85 billion package of temporary tax cuts passed by a key Senate committee Thursday. Some U.S. firms with foreign income would be winners too after Senate Finance Committee Chairman...
04/03/14 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he was defeated in his bid for a second term, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a $10.7 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposal includes funding for many of the initiatives Gray has announced in recent weeks, including new...
04/03/14 12:45 PM
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage maintained his hands-off approach in this year's supplemental budget process right up to the end when he let the bill go into law without his signature. The measure closing a $40 million budget gap this fiscal year and an $18 million shortfall in the one...
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