The Australian share benchmark plunges 8.5% and Wall Street futures fall as U.S. stimulus bill runs into snags in Senate
BANGKOK (AP) — The Australian share benchmark plunges 8.5% and Wall Street futures fall as U.S. stimulus bill runs into snags in Senate.
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 198,000 people and killed more than 7,900. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank deployed targeted new stimulus measures to cushion the shock to the economy from the virus outbreak, but its president said monetary policy...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's economy expanded by 1.1% in 2019, marking a third straight year of frustrating activity following a massive recession, according to data released Wednesday...
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets shed some gains Tuesday after the Group of Seven countries held off announcing new measures to help the global economy cope with the disruption from the coronavirus...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has the sixth-highest growth rate for spending on corrections in the last 25 years, and with the state’s governor proposing a 12.1% budget increase for the Idaho...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic state Sen. Lois Court announced Monday she is resigning effective Jan. 16 due to health issues.
A statement released by majority Senate Democrats said Court...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. Brad Little on Monday appointed Democrat Lauren Necochea to fill an Idaho House of Representatives seat.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democrats have submitted three possible replacements to fill a vacancy in the Idaho House.
The Democratic Legislative Committee for District 19 sent the names Wednesday...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says that euro...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is launching a new effort to craft legislation that could legalize recreational marijuana sales next year.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The district attorney for Nome said Thursday that he would not file charges against a woman taken into custody after police say she confronted Gov. Mike Dunleavy at an...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most of the events on the fiscal policy tour announced this week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office are being hosted by a conservative political organization, prompting...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska governor's upcoming policy tour (all times local):
The minority leader of the Alaska Senate says Gov. Mike Dunleavy should...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' incoming Democratic governor is keeping her Republican predecessor's budget director, saying he's proven he can work with legislators of all political stripes.
Gov.-elect Laura Kelly announced Friday that former state Rep. Larry Campbell will remain a key adviser on fiscal policy. Departing GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer appointed Campbell to the post in February 2018.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Senate president is pushing a raft of cost-saving proposals to rescue the state from potential fiscal ruin, but the bipartisan recommendations face an uncertain future in the Legislature and with Gov. Phil Murphy.
Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, unveiled the recommendations on Thursday from the Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup after seven months of consideration by the 25-member panel.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bipartisan task force formed by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney recommended Thursday that the state overhaul its pensions and school systems among other changes to address a cost "crisis."
The Democratic lawmaker and the New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup unveiled their report Thursday at the statehouse after what they said were months of reviewing issues that long burdened the state, particularly its public worker pension and retiree benefits.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of government watchdog groups is urging New York state lawmakers to create a so-called "database of deals" listing state subsidies to specific businesses.
The organizations Reinvent Albany, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Fiscal Policy Institute and the League of Women Voters New York State outlined their proposal Monday at the state Capitol.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of business economists now view the government's tax and spending policy as moving too aggressively to stimulate economic growth, setting up a potential increase in the deficit in the coming years, a new survey shows.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Indiana Senate have elevated two lawmakers to top leadership posts that were recently vacated by retiring Sen. Brandt Hershman.
Sen. Rodric Bray of Martinsville was named Thursday as the majority floor leader, which is the No. 2 position in Senate leadership. Bray was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and is chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian man arrested in Bali this week for suspected links to the Islamic State group after traveling to Turkey was an Australian-educated former Finance Ministry official, authorities said Friday.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The topic of the annual New Hampshire Fiscal Policy conference is "Investing in New Hampshire's Future."
Panel discussions at Friday's event are looking at health, education, housing, child care, transportation and other areas vital to sustaining a strong workforce and a vibrant economy.
The keynote speaker is Jeff Fuhrer, executive vice president and senior policy adviser of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Libertarian think tank The Cato Institute has awarded Maine's governor with its highest grade in its "Fiscal Report Card on America's Governors."
Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, was one of five governors to receive an "A'' grade on fiscal policy, and his mark was the highest of the five. The report is based on the governor's taxing and spending record.
LePage has made budgetary conservatism a focus of his six years as governor.