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Ohio governor advocates child tax deduction, school vouchers

Jan. 31, 2023 21:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wellness and opportunities of Ohio's children drive a state budget proposal that includes offering a $2,500 child tax deduction, expanding school vouchers, investing in mental health and spending $2.5 billion to prepare large sites for economic development, Gov. Mike...

Oregon's new governor requests $1B for housing spending

Jan. 31, 2023 19:45 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's recently inaugurated Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek plans to ask lawmakers to allocate more than $1 billion to housing and hundreds of millions more to mental health and education, unveiling her strategy for tackling the state's most pressing crises in a budget proposal...

Wisconsin GOP signals possible movement on PFAS pollution

Jan. 31, 2023 15:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans signaled Tuesday they may be willing to spend more to address PFAS contamination this legislative session after research showed the toxic chemicals have seeped into the waters of Green Bay. The state Senate's natural resources committee,...

Governor to deliver budget address on Valentine's Day

Jan. 31, 2023 13:40 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills plans to address a joint session of the Maine Legislature on Valentine's Day. The governor will use the address on the evening of Feb. 14 to highlight her budget proposal and outline actions she is taking to strengthen the economy....

Michigan Democrats pass over $1 billion in spending

Jan. 27, 2023 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature will set aside $200 million out of about $1 billion in spending for a paper mill in the Upper Peninsula, while also setting aside more money for the state's economic development fund. The legislation, which was passed late Thursday...

DeWine to focus State of the State on budget priorities

Jan. 25, 2023 16:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor said Wednesday that his 2023 State of the State address will focus on his budget priorities for the next two years. Gov. Mike DeWine will deliver the speech to a joint legislative session at noon Tuesday. It will mark the first...

Wisconsin's estimated budget surplus tops $7 billion

Jan. 25, 2023 15:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's projected state budget surplus is forecast to reach $7.1 billion by July, up more than half a billion dollars from the previous estimate just two months ago, the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported Wednesday. It is the largest budget...

Governor hawks tax cuts, increased school funding in address

Jan. 25, 2023 12:41 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen delivered his first State of the State address in the state Capitol on Wednesday, spelling out plans to drastically cut taxes while increasing funding to state schools. “What we do with the people’s money this session is critical...

Walz proposes tax credit checks for 2.5M Minnesota families

Jan. 24, 2023 18:40 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Millions of Minnesota families would get checks totaling as much as $2,600 from the state's huge surplus under the budget plan that Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday, saying it would give residents the largest package of tax cuts in state history. The direct...

Walz proposes $300M to aid Minnesota public safety agencies

Jan. 23, 2023 18:18 PM EST

ROSEVILLE, Minn., (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz rolled out more pieces of his budget Monday, calling for $300 million to support public safety agencies across the state, over $1 billion to expand affordable housing, and allowing more residents to buy into the MinnesotaCare health plan for the...