By Peter Jackson | 06/25/14 08:51 AM
Republicans on the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a spending blueprint that would hold the line on taxes, but would scale back increases for education and human services proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett while relying heavily on the unlikely sell-off of the state's...
By Associated Press | 06/25/14 08:49 AM
A judge is set to hear arguments over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use pension payments to balance the budget.
By Associated Press | 06/23/14 07:58 AM
Seven U.S. Postal Service employees are facing their first court appearances in a Connecticut fraud and larceny case.
By Judy Lin | 06/23/14 07:56 AM
California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.
By Erika Niedowski | 06/23/14 07:53 AM
Rhode Island's General Assembly adjourned for the year early Saturday after pushing through legislation outlining a plan to expand gambling in Newport and scores of other bills, including one suspending the use of standardized tests as a graduation requirement.
By Kelly Cohen | 06/20/14 04:46 PM
Medicaid wrongly paid out more than $14 billion last year to managed care organizations, often for treatments or services that were not necessary, never performed or weren't eligible for coverage. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For comparison, $14...
By Elias R. Gutierrez | 06/20/14 12:00 PM
After nine years of economic stagnation, Puerto Rico is in desperate need of private investment, as the island teeters on financial collapse.
By Joseph Lawler | 06/20/14 09:06 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen proclaimed “welcome news” in April: The prospect of a healthy economy was within the medium-term forecast. Fed officials expected the unemployment rate to fall to near 5.5 percent, with inflation stabilizing near the Fed's 2 percent target. The forecast...
By Steve Chapman | 06/19/14 11:03 AM
The gross U.S. government debt now stands at $17 trillion, more than double what it was a decade ago. It's still expanding, as the Treasury pays out more than it takes in, and the shortfall is expected to grow over the next decade. So it's deeply gratifying to learn that Americans are "highly...
By Melinda Deslatte | 06/17/14 08:45 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.
By Erika Niedowski | 06/17/14 08:42 AM
The Rhode Island Senate on Monday endorsed an $8.7 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that legislative leaders said makes bold changes to help the state economy, and sent it to Gov. Lincoln Chafee for his expected signature.
By Associated Press | 06/17/14 08:40 AM
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs. It's also intended to help prevent military identity fraud and theft.
By Associated Press | 06/17/14 08:38 AM
A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.
By Blake Seitz | 08/01/14
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By Washington Examiner | 07/31/14
By Byron York | 07/31/14
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