Latest Government budgets News

NC Senate threatens to end budget talks over spending dispute with House

Jun. 12, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate's top leader said Wednesday that chamber Republicans are prepared to walk away from budget negotiations if the House remains unwilling to give way and lower its preferred spending levels. With private budget talks between GOP...

Florida's DeSantis cuts $1B to bring state budget to $116.5B, slightly less than the current plan

Jun. 12, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent more than an hour talking about what is in the $116.5 billion budget he signed Wednesday, but he left out the most important part of the announcement: What was in the nearly $1 billion he vetoed. Overall, the state spending...

Pakistan’s new government presents its first budget as it seeks a new long-term IMF bailout

Jun. 12, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new coalition government presented its first budget in parliament on Wednesday, promising an increase of up to 25% in the salaries of government employees and setting an ambitious tax collection target while talks with the International Monetary Fund about a new...

With 1 out of 3 Californians on Medicaid, doctors push ballot measure to force state to pay more

Jun. 12, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom last year agreed to a tax increase that aimed to do two things: Help balance a budget with a multibillion-dollar shortfall, and pay doctors more money to treat patients covered by Medicaid — the taxpayer-funded health insurance program for...

With spending talks idling, North Carolina House to advance its own budget proposal

Jun. 11, 2024 20:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — While spending talks idle between Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly, the House is rolling out its own proposed budget adjustments for the coming year, and plans to vote on them next week, Speaker Tim Moore said Tuesday. House and Senate GOP...

Arkansas governor calls for special session on tax cuts and funds for hunting and fishing agency

Jun. 11, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday called a special legislative session to take up tax cuts and the budget for the agency overseeing hunting and fishing. The Republican governor said in a post on X that she's calling for $500 million in income...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 11, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. June 6, 2024. Editorial: Judge offers Illinois Democrats a lesson on political integrity; they should take it A Sangamon County judge blocked implementation of a law that would have prohibited parties from slating candidates for state...

Pennsylvania schools would get billions more under Democratic plan passed by the state House

Jun. 10, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic-sponsored proposal to boost public school funding by billions in the coming years and impose stricter rules on cyber-charter schools passed the Pennsylvania House on Monday in a test of political will as lawmakers haggle over the state budget. ...

California is sitting on millions that could boost wage theft response

Jun. 10, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As lobbyists for businesses and labor groups negotiate with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on how to amend a unique California labor law that allows workers to sue their bosses, the two sides seem to agree on at least one puzzling reality. The law,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 10, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. June 7, 2024. Editorial: Strengthen disclosure laws now Perhaps you’ve received one of those carefully worded letters: Dear customer, you trusted your personal details to us and someone stole them. Maybe you were one of the...