Government spending
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top legislators are recommending only a slight increase in Mississippi state government spending for the coming year, even as Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn renews his push to eliminate the state income tax.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Millions of Brazilians — and likely the president’s reelection campaign — will get a hefty boost from a measure approved by Brazil’s Congress that sharply raises subsidies for the poor less than three months before presidential voting.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican-backed adjustments to North Carolina’s budget were signed into law by Democratic Gov.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Most Pennsylvania lawmakers were absent from the state Capitol on Tuesday, five days into the new budget year without a state government spending agreement in place.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal control board that oversees the finances of Puerto Rico’s government approved a $12.4 billion general fund budget Thursday for the U.S. territory after legislators failed to approve one amid intense bickering.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen called Thursday for tax cuts and a clampdown on government spending and regulations to help Minnesotans cope with the highest inflation rate in 40 years.
Japan’s parliament has approved a new agreement with the United States, endorsing Japanese government spending in excess of $8 billion for hosting U.S. troops.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: A new law boosted funding for legislative staff, but did not give a salary raise to members of Congress.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that Russia’s war in Ukraine will disrupt commerce and clog up supply chains, slashing economic growth and pushing prices sharply higher around the globe.
Facing political attacks over rising costs, President Joe Biden is skirting responsibility and exaggerating his role in reducing the federal deficit.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bill providing Ukraine with $13.6 billion in additional military and humanitarian aid as part of a $1.5 trillion measure funding the U.S. government for the year.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a $48.9 billion budget on Tuesday.
North Korea plans to increase its government spending on pandemic measures by one-third this year to carry out leader Kim Jong Un’s calls for a more advanced virus response.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critical decisions on government spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators for their upcoming 30-day legislative session that starts on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forecasting economic change in a pandemic was always going to be hard. Now omicron, the new COVID-19 variant sweeping across the globe, has made it even harder.
For months, President Joe Biden has taken it on the chin from Republicans over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state audit report on government spending released Monday accused Iowa Gov.
The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion in 2020.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled six committee meetings for this month to consider adjustments to the state budget and discuss how to spend the state’s $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Soon entering the critical phase of North Carolina’s budget talks, Democratic Gov.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard arguments Thursday over the constitutionality of allowing public tax credits to support private school tuition as a school-choice dispute reached a Kentucky courtroom.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mostly behind-the-scenes work of North Carolina House budget writers fashioning a proposed two-year government spending plan is getting unveiled.
The U.S. economy contracted by a slightly smaller amount last year than previously reported and grew slightly more in 2019 and slightly less in 2018.
Gas prices have soared passed $3 per gallon. The costs of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, beef and a burrito at Chipotle are all on the rise, too.
President Joe Biden is portraying the May jobs report as a jumping off point for more spending on infrastructure and education.
President Joe Biden is portraying the May jobs report as a jumping off point for more spending on infrastructure and education.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is just starting to recover after a coronavirus death toll nearing 350,000, and the vital tourism sector was hit this week by a downgrade of Mexico’s aviation safety rating.
The Japanese economy has contracted at an annual rate of 5.1% in January-March, slammed by a plunge in spending over the coronavirus pandemic.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If California Gov. Gavin Newsom avoids getting recalled from office later this year, he could owe a debt of gratitude to a conservative Republican political activist from the 1970s and 1980s.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A year ago, the Florida Legislature ended its annual session several days late amid fears for the future as the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty years ago, a newly elected American president declared government the source of many of the nation’s problems, reshaping the parameters of U.S. politics for decades to come.