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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address virtually from The War Room at the state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, Pool)

Gov. Cuomo threatens tax hikes without $15B in federal aid

Jan. 19, 2021 3:51 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday his state will raise taxes and reduce spending if Congress doesn't send $15 billion in unrestricted emergency COVID-19 aid. The Democrat presented two vastly different budget scenarios: one if Congress provides New York with $6 billion and...

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, then-Clark County Commission member Steve Sisolak speaks during a forum for Nevada gubernatorial candidates organized by Nevada faith groups in Las Vegas. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak released a budget proposal for the upcoming two years that includes steep cuts to education and increased spending on health care. Sisolak and his staff said better-than-expected revenue projections and federal relief allowed the state to avoid proposing more severe cuts anticipated earlier in 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada proposes cuts to education, hopes for federal relief

Jan. 19, 2021 12:41 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have hit Nevada particularly hard, complicating budget planning in a state that levies no state income tax on residents and relies on tourism and hospitality industry revenue. Gov. Steve Sisolak released a budget on Monday that...

Audit: Louisiana state workers decrease, but pay costs rise

Jan. 18, 2021 10:06 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's state government employee ranks have thinned over the last seven years, but the decline in workers hasn't dropped the state payroll's costs, according to a new audit released Monday. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office found that the number of state workers across...

FILE -- This May 2, 2019 file photo shows lawmakers meet on the floor of the state House of Representatives at the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu. Cut spending, raise taxes, or perhaps both. Hawaii lawmakers face tough choices as they convene a new legislative session this week amid a pandemic that has pummeled tourism, the state's biggest industry, and depleted tax revenue. Lawmakers expect to spend time addressing how to spend federal funds allocated to help Hawaii test for the coronavirus, distribute vaccines, and bolster hospitals. They'll also consider how to help Hawaii's economy recover from the public health crisis. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Hawaii lawmakers face tough choices amid pandemic recession

Jan. 18, 2021 9:04 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Cut spending, raise taxes or perhaps both. Hawaii lawmakers face tough choices as they convene a new legislative session this week amid a pandemic that has pummeled tourism, the state's biggest industry, and depleted tax revenue. Lawmakers expect to spend time addressing how to spend...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2020 file photo, a worker shows a wad of Cuban pesos in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. In 2021, the government is implementing a deep financial reform that reduces subsidies, eliminates a dual currency that was key to the old system, and raises salaries, in hopes of boosting productivity to help alleviate an economic crisis and reconfigure a socialist system that will still grant universal benefits such as free health care and education. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Cuba tweaks socialist model to encourage work amid crisis

Jan. 14, 2021 3:26 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — For more than 60 years, Cuba supplied at least some rice, milk, beans, sugar, chicken, electrical power and even cigarettes to its people nearly free of cost regardless of whether they worked, allowing many to survive without a job or depend solely on remittances. But this year, the...

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2021 1:22 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern District of...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, then-U.S. Olympic Committee chief marketing officer Lisa Baird speaks about the Team USA WinterFest for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. U.S. Soccer is no longer managing the National Women's Soccer League although some aspects of the partnership remain, NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said. Baird spoke Tuesday, Jan. 12,c2021, on a wide-ranging conference call with reporters ahead of the league's draft on Wednesday night.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

US Soccer's relationship with NWSL changing

Jan. 12, 2021 3:53 PM EST

U.S. Soccer is no longer managing the National Women's Soccer League, although some aspects of the partnership remain, NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said Tuesday. Baird spoke on a wide-ranging conference call with reporters ahead of the league's draft Wednesday night. She also announced that a franchise in...

Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

Jan. 9, 2021 9:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his administration's work on the border wall, the White House said Saturday. Trump will travel to the town of Alamo, Texas. He will mark the completion of 400 miles of border wall and his...

FILE - This Nov. 23, 2020 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  U.S. stocks are ticking higher on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, despite a sober reminder of how many jobs the pandemic is destroying, as Wall Street keeps focusing more on the economy’s potentially brighter future than its current pain. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Stock market shakes off a slump to reach more record highs

Jan. 8, 2021 5:16 PM EST

Wall Street notched more milestones Friday as the market largely shrugged off another discouraging jobs report amid expectations that the incoming Biden administration will pump more aid into the pandemic-ravaged economy. The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, its second straight record high, after bouncing back from a...

Pragmatic pandemic budget: No new programs, tax rates steady

Jan. 8, 2021 3:52 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ proposals for shoring up the current budget and guiding spending over the next two years reflect a pragmatic approach that holds taxes steady and offers no new programs, she said Friday. Her two-year, $8.4 billion proposal is nearly flat —...