Government budgets
With the collapse of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s latest plan to avert a federal shutdown, lawmakers have left town with no endgame in sight.
Passing North Carolina’s budget will remain the last hurdle for the state to expand Medicaid to cover 600,000 low-income adults now that an effort to link expansion to authorizing more casinos is off the table.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he won’t give up trying to pass a conservative bill to prevent a government shutdown.
With time dwindling, Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to pass the broader government funding legislation and get a bill to President Joe Biden’s desk to become law.
Republican legislative leaders have ditched their efforts this year to dramatically multiply legal gambling in the state.
The caretaker Dutch government says it will spend an extra 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion) per year to tackle poverty.
Democrats in the Pennsylvania House will keep their one-vote majority after winning a Pittsburgh area seat in a special election.
Passage of North Carolina’s state budget struck a road block last week in a fight among legislative Republicans over whether the plan should permit more gambling.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed a bipartisan state budget that provides $1 billion in tax relief and boosts spending on public education and mental health.
Missouri lawmakers have failed to override any of the governor’s $555 million in budget cuts. The state Legislature convened Wednesday for its annual veto session.
Republicans at the North Carolina legislature are in a standoff because the House and Senate disagree about including gambling provisions in the state budget.
Prospects that another expansion of gambling in North Carolina will be included in a state government budget appeared dimmer after House Republicans gauged support in their caucus.
Faculty at West Virginia University have approved a symbolic motion expressing no confidence in President E.
The politically divided Virginia General Assembly has approved long-overdue budget legislation, sending it to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
Congress is returning to Capitol Hill to try to avert a government shutdown, while House Republicans consider whether to pursue an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
West Virginia University is recommending slashing its language department and dozens of other programs amid a $45 million budget shortfall.
The White House will seek another $4 billion to address natural disasters as part of its supplemental funding request, bringing the total to $16 billion.
Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate returned for an unusual August session mired in a two-month budget stalemate with the Democratic-controlled House.
Virginia lawmakers will reconvene in Richmond next week to consider a compromise General Assembly negotiators recently reached on the long-delayed state budget. Gov.
Medicaid expansion won’t begin in North Carolina on Oct. 1 as Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration had wanted because the state budget still has yet to be enacted.
The Associated Press has found that 14 of the 20 most populous U.S. cities are experimenting with removing police from certain, nonviolent 911 calls and sending behavioral health clinicians.
The Virginia legislators who have been leading negotiations over the months-delayed state budget say they have reached agreement on the “major components” of a compromise.
Record-breaking oil production in New Mexico is likely to provide state government with a new multibillion-dollar surplus during the upcoming budget year.
A compromise deal on a state budget is likely to be reached in the next few days. That’s according to remarks Wednesday from a bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers who have been leading this year’s drawn-out negotiations.
West Virginia University students have staged a walkout to protest the proposed elimination of academic programs while showing support for faculty and staff whose jobs are being targeted.
Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has wrapped up several days of visiting rural counties to highlight their health care and economic needs and how he says getting Medicaid expansion soon can help with these challenges.
Virginia Senate Democrats have proposed their latest counteroffer in this year’s drawn-out negotiations over the state budget.
Massachusetts has joined a small but growing number of states adopting a universal free school meals program.
Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed another round of pay raises for Kentucky State Police troopers and bolstered training for law officers.
Oregon lawmakers have quietly approved a $90 million cost overrun for a Capitol renovation project this year, ratcheting up spending by nearly 25% without public notice.