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  • Obama seeks $3.8 billion to deal with border kids

    The Associated Press has learned that President Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West.

  • World's Fair pavilion gets $6M for repairs

    NEW YORK (AP) — A deteriorating relic of the 1964 World's Fair is getting nearly $6 million for repairs. The $5.8 million in funding for the New York State Pavilion is included in New York City's capital budget. The Philip Johnson-designed pavilion was created as a space-age vision of the...

  • For Capitol Hill Democrats, 'shutdown' is the new 'bailout'

    On Monday, Senate Democrats used the word "shutdown" 13 times to describe what would happen if Republicans don't support a compromise bill to pay for summer and fall road projects.

  • House GOP wants to spend $3.3M on Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The seven-member GOP majority would receive some $2.2 million for staff and other operations while the...

  • Illinois treasurer fires 3 staffers

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators last week after an investigation found they allegedly faked records and, in one case, engaged in "workplace harassment," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The move is the...

  • Quinn announces $11.6M for disaster recovery

    WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $11.6 million in aid for communities recovering from deadly tornadoes that occurred in November 2013. Quinn stopped in the central Illinois community of Washington on Monday. It was among the hardest hit communities when roughly two dozen...

  • Government will take every penny you've earned so far this year: Examiner Editorial

    As Americans celebrated this nation's birthday on July 4, most were likely unaware of a less uplifting commemoration that fell on the calendar during the same holiday weekend. That was Cost of Government Day, or July 6, 2014. The date's significance is one of political math and symbolism. By the...

  • Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

    Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.

  • Tax breaks cost Ohio $63 million last year

    An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up.

  • Congress has just weeks to replenish expiring highway fund

    Roadwork nationwide could screech to a halt if Congress doesn't act soon.

  • State office building racks up millions in repairs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During her final years working for the state tax board, Peggy Robinson went to work afraid of the building mold that she says left her with constant coughing, headaches and skin rashes. She also recalls water problems culminating in burst pipes flooding floors and...

  • Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

    CHICAGO (AP) — The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy — but it didn't leave them empty-handed. Among expenses in the $35.7 billion spending plan, tucked into a document thousands of pages long, are millions of dollars for pet projects...

  • Deadline approaches for bankruptcy plan vote

    DETROIT (AP) — The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots due by Friday from city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear. Non-uniformed retirees are...

  • California lawmakers OK stealth bomber tax break

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A corporate battle over a giant Pentagon contract to build stealth bombers spilled into the California Legislature on Thursday, as lawmakers grudgingly rushed through a $420 million tax credit for an aerospace contractor before adjourning for their monthlong summer...

  • Juneau lays off staff to meet $6M budget deficit

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A new fiscal year means layoffs for Juneau, where the combined city and borough was dealing with a $6 million deficit. Juneau has cut the equivalent of 12 fulltime employees as of Tuesday. KTOO reports (http://is.gd/jNXyd8) other employees have had their hours cut, and it...



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