Rhode Island man charged in Caribbean vacation scam
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been charged with collecting $1,000 apiece from as many as 58 people for a Caribbean getaway that was never booked.
Auditor: Missouri needs to save more for a recession
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri isn't saving enough money to avoid having to cut spending or raise taxes if there is a recession, state Auditor Nicole Galloway said Tuesday.
State lawmaker running for western Kansas seat in Congress
RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A prominent Republican state legislator has launched a campaign for the western Kansas seat in Congress.
State Rep. Troy Waymaster of Bunker Hill announced his candidacy...
Montpelier City Council approves $10k for homeless shelter
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A homeless shelter in downtown Montpelier could open early thanks to a $10,000 appropriation from the city council in the Vermont capital.
Powerful Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of New York to retire
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nita Lowey, the first woman to lead the powerful House Appropriations Committee and a 31-year veteran of Congress, announced Thursday that she will retire at the end of next...
New Hampshire to get federal funding to combat opioid crisis
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation says the state will be getting more than $600,000 in federal funds to help law enforcement agencies fight the opioid...
Kerby Jean-Raymond slams influential fashion publication
NEW YORK (AP) — Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss has called out Imran Amed, founder and editor in chief of the influential publication The Business of Fashion, for cultural appropriation and other...
Controversial wild horse plan headed to Senate floor
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the largest...
Sen. Murphy pushing for funds for Long Island Sound projects
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy says he's helped secure investments for the Long Island Sound in Senate appropriations bills.
The Connecticut Democrat, a member of the Senate...
Georgia budget chief says governor aims to avoid layoffs
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's budget director told lawmakers on Friday that Gov. Brian Kemp is trying to avoid state employee layoffs even as he orders budget cuts.
Former Alabama congressman Jack Edwards dies at 91
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards of Alabama, who served 10 terms in Congress and was in the first wave of Deep South Republicans, died Friday. He was 91.
Senate sends Trump stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21.
Trump’s Senate Republican allies give OK to $5B wall request
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Senate GOP allies are pushing to give him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles (322 kilometers) of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border,...
Bill that would boost rural Maine industries clears hurdle
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee has signed off on a funding bill that would provide help to Maine's potato industry as well as other rural enterprises.
Funding plan for $189M US courthouse in Tennessee advances
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee has voted to advance a plan to fund a new $189.1 million federal courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Key Senate panel approves $250 million for election security
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million to help states beef up their election systems, freeing up the money after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came under...
Vermont’s Waterbury Dam could be getting more for repairs
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Waterbury Dam could be getting more federal money for repairs.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says money for repairs to the Waterbury dam was included in...
- The Washington TimesRepublicans, Democrats clash over border wall funds ahead of votes this weekSeptember 17, 2019
- The Herald-ArgusCity council approves cuts to budgetAugust 20, 2019
- Columbus TelegramGone from NU, Bounds said lessons learned will inform next ventureAugust 11, 2019
- Westport NewsFinance board OKs revaluation, parking redesign fundsJuly 26, 2019
Bill to fund $25M for northern commission advances
A bill that provides $25 million for a commission that supports economic development projects in northern New England and New York is a step closer to approval.
GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding...
HUD watchdog clears Carson in $31,000 dining set order
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's independent watchdog on Thursday cleared Secretary Ben Carson of any misconduct in connection with the order of a $31,000...
Administration releases $250 million in Ukraine military aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has released $250 million in military aid to Ukraine that had been held up despite criticism that the money was desperately needed to deter Russian...
As impasse goes on, Republicans advance more ‘mini-budgets’
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators are advancing chunks of a spending plan vetoed by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper that they believe can win bipartisan support.
Differences remain as Whitmer, GOP lawmakers work on budget
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The tabling of talks on a multibillion-dollar plan to improve Michigan's roads clears the way for passage of the next state budget.
Democrats will try to block Trump’s border wall maneuver
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are moving on two fronts to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new...
Lawmakers eye stopgap spending bill to prevent a shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month's end and to give the Senate time to get moving on...
Kimono no more: Kim Kardashian West renames shapewear line
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West's shapewear line Kimono is no more. The new name, changed amid outcry over cultural appropriation, is SKIMS Solutionwear.
- Business WireAs STD Rates Skyrocket, AHF Urges Congress to Up Prevention FundingApril 26, 2019
- BusinessWireMinnesota Issues Permit to Mine for PolyMet Copper-Nickel MineNovember 1, 2018
- BusinessWireNonprofits to Politicians: We Are Neither Your Pawns Nor Your PiggybanksJuly 19, 2018
- BusinessWireNonprofits to Politicians: We Are Neither Your Pawns Nor Your PiggybanksJuly 19, 2018
- BusinessWireCongress and the National Institutes of Health Prioritize Down Syndrome Research Funding in 2018 BudgetMay 24, 2018
Senators pushing to increase Great Lakes cleanup funding
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's U.S. senators are seeking more federal funding to continue a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program.
Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced...
House passes bipartisan budget bill with Trump support
WASHINGTON (AP) — Observing a rare cease-fire in their battles with President Donald Trump, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday easily passed bipartisan debt and budget legislation to...
MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine will receive $36 million to help pay for the replacement of an aging bridge that connects one of its northernmost communities with the Canadian province...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's attorney general says Gov. Mike Dunleavy was within his constitutional rights to cut the court system budget for a decision he didn't like.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska's revenue bond ratings have been downgraded after a cut in state funding, a report said.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects and other items.
NEW YORK (AP) — The French fashion house Louis Vuitton said Wednesday that it is in contact with Mexican artisans after the Mexican government criticized a new chair line over possible cultural...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nearly $10 billion state budget is headed to Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's desk.
The Senate approved the $9.97 billion spending plan for the fiscal year beginning...
Kim Kardashian West faces backlash over Kimono shapewear
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West has received backlash on social media from people who object to what they say is appropriation of the traditional Japanese kimono in the name of her upcoming...
Delaware Senate approves $4.45 billion operating budget
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed a $4.45 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that starts next Monday, a 4.2% increase in spending over the current year's...
Pennsylvania budget compromise hinges on saving surplus cash
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers said Monday they have struck a compromise on a spending plan that uses surplus dollars to spread around modest spending increases, hold the line on...
Dispute lingers over how many votes needed for pension bill
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Democratic lawmaker said Monday that Kentucky's governor needs more legislative support than Republicans think he does in order to pass his pension-relief...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal legislation that sets aside $4 million in federal funds to study the effects of the mineral pyrrhotite (PEER'-eh-tyt) on concrete aggregate has advanced in the U.S....
Senate panel approves emergency aid for migrant refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) — A modified version of President Donald Trump's $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at the southern border swept through a key Senate...
Senate leaders agree on measure to care for refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican and Democrat on a key Senate panel have agreed on a $4.6 billion measure to house and care for immigrant refugees flocking across the U.S.-Mexico border — a...
Watchdog to investigate Interior moves on Utah monument
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A government watchdog will investigate whether the U.S. Interior Department broke the law by making plans to open lands cut from a Utah national monument by President Donald...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in renewable energy, infrastructure and workforce training through a variety of proposed bonds under...
Pennsylvania has a surplus, and lots of budget patches, too
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In Pennsylvania, good fiscal times may not necessarily mean good fiscal condition.
The rage in the state Capitol right now is the surplus that state government rolled...
Legislators look at Wyoming ag college oversight
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Members of a legislative committee are considering ways to increase oversight of programming and funding for the University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture and Natural...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's appropriations committee has voted out a two-year budget deal with a sticker price slightly below the governor's original $8 billion proposal.
Mexico accuses Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican government has accused the New York-based fashion house Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation in its Resort 2020 collection.