04/02/14 11:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget plan stuffed with familiar proposals to cut across a wide swath of the federal budget breezed through the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, but its sharp cuts to health care coverage for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and popular domestic programs are...
04/02/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to resurrect benefits for the long-term unemployed took an essential step Wednesday toward likely Senate approval, despite complaints from Republicans that Democrats refuse to allow changes designed to stimulate job creation. The vote was 61-38, one more than the...
04/02/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's big enrollment deadline. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance this year. And some people who get coverage after the deadline can...
04/02/14 12:16 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Bankrupt Detroit has been given approval to move forward with a $120 million quality of life loan to help improve city services. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday approved the loan brokered with Barclays. He says Detroit can use the money to meet the needs of people...
By Associated Press | 04/02/14 08:25 AM
A Minnesota couple who allegedly lived in expensive homes and owned a yacht while taking more than $160,000 in state welfare benefits has been arrested.
By Kelly Cohen | 04/01/14 02:10 PM
Wrongly coded patient visits caused Medicare to overpay hospitals nearly $8 million, an inspector general's report has found. After sampling 110 random line items from hospitals around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's IG found that only two were correct. Thus, the IG...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/01/14 10:31 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday raised the curtain on his ten-year budget blueprint, unveiling a plan that balances the budget, reforms Medicare and Medicaid and simplifies the tax code.
By Philip Klein | 04/01/14 10:30 AM
Throughout his political career, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has alternated between being the Republican Party's courageous idea man and serving as one of its loyal soldiers.
By Lisa Baumann | 04/01/14 08:57 AM
Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.
By Associated Press | 04/01/14 08:53 AM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to cut about half of the city's pension debt would raise property taxes while increasing the amount of money city workers contribute to their retirement.
By Associated Press | 03/31/14 09:44 AM
DAVIE, Fla. — College officials and immigrant advocates are pushing for state legislation that would let undocumented students in Florida pay in-state college tuition rates. University administrators, students and lawmakers will discuss several tuition proposals Thursday at a Broward College...
03/31/14 09:31 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — State records show many companies that have been awarded expansion grants have fallen short of delivering the number of jobs they promised to state officials looking to bolster economic development. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that a group of companies...
By David Klepper | 03/31/14 08:15 AM
The fate of Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul — a model cited in other states wrestling with escalating retirements — now hinges on the votes of the same government workers and retirees who sued to block the law.
By Jonathan Lemire | 03/31/14 08:09 AM
that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from...
By Associated Press | 03/31/14 08:04 AM
Federal officials are threatening to cut off up to $76 million in administrative funding if Georgia doesn't make big changes to its food stamp system.
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