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  • Arkansas lawmakers to look at override, end session

    Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol to formally end this year's session, but first are expected to consider whether to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a $5 million tax exemption for natural gas drillers.

  • Inflation slows to just 1.1 percent through February

    Inflation slowed to just 1.1 percent annually in February, according to the Consumer Price Index published Tuesday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Core inflation, which factors out increases in food and energy prices and is generally less volatile, was higher, at 1.6 percent....

  • Arizona Senate to propose $9.2 billion budget

    A $9.2 billion spending plan that trims more than $150 million from Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal was introduced in the Arizona Senate on Monday, but Senate President Andy Biggs' proposal faces an uncertain future in the House and with Gov. Jan Brewer.

  • CFPB's spending skyrockets nearly 50 percent

    The CFPB balance sheet, published last week by the Fed's board of governors, may do little to quash concerns of critics and some in Congress that the agency needs tighter controls on its spending and additional oversight by those on Capitol Hill.

  • EXography: Five governors --- 4 GOPers, 1 Dem --- who cut state jobs the most since taking office in 2010

    Americans went to the polls and elected a whole crop of new governors in 2010 -- 26 in all, if you count the election of governors who had previously served non-consecutive terms in Iowa and Oregon.

  • New Hampshire senate panel holding hearing on gas tax hike

    New Hampshire's Senate continues to weigh a proposed 4-cent hike in the gas and diesel tax to help pay for highway improvements.

  • Tulsa looks to tackle $10 million budget shortfall

    The day after Dewey Bartlett Jr. won a second term as Tulsa mayor last year, he was asked about the estimated $6.4 million budget shortfall the city was dealing with at the time. Bartlett replied then that he thought Oklahoma's second-largest city could manage its way out of the deficit hole...

  • Veteran retirements highlight how much Congress has made itself powerless

    Stay in any job for six decades and you’re bound to be a bit jaded when you finally retire. “I find serving in the House to be obnoxious,” Rep. John Dingell recently told the Detroit News. “It's become very hard because of the acrimony and bitterness, both in Congress and in the...

  • Indiana Republicans' victories tempered by Senate, budget concerns

    Gov. Mike Pence and House Republicans entered the 2014 legislative session with big plans for education, taxes and roads, but they often found themselves running into Senate roadblocks.

  • New Jersey Democrats accuse Chris Christie of trying to raise taxes

    Democrats are accusing Republican Gov. Chris Christie of trying to create new taxes, for a change.

  • Big Ideas: On Elizabeth Warren, coal ash and the debt

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a potential 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should hike taxes on families and small businesses making more than $1 million, then use the tax revenue to let debt-ridden students refinance their college loans.

  • Chris Christie hits to town hall circuit for budget talk

    Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Burlington County to talk about the state budget. The Republican will be in Mount Laurel for a town hall meeting Thursday.

  • North Dakota budget surplus estimates soar

    North Dakota's general fund surplus continues to grow at an unexpected pace. Officials estimate the surplus will be at $457 million when the two-year budget cycle ends on June 30, 2015, according to state Budget Director Pam Sharp.

  • Report: Obamacare subsidies to double tax credits to more than $200 billion a year

    Refundable tax credits, which already cost the federal government more than it spends to fund the Department of Education, are set to double to more than $200 billion a year once all of the Obamacare subsidies kick in, according to a new report from the independent Tax Foundation. The report...

  • South Carolina House gives key approval to $7b spending plan

    Republicans say K-12 public schools are a big winner in the House budget plan approved late Tuesday, but Democrats criticized the plan as still not meeting the state's obligation to education.



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