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New Mexico Bowl among options for NMSU under new deal

Sep. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State has inked an agreement that opens the possibility for the Aggies to make an appearance in the New Mexico Bowl or other postseason games owned by ESPN Events. New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia announced the six-year deal during a news conference Friday...

Forecasts: Colorado growth still strong, risks still there

Sep. 20, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — High employment and consumer spending are keeping Colorado's economy strong, but government economists said Friday they're still watching for slower growth or even a recession in years ahead due to a weakening global economy and trade disputes. Both legislative and executive branch economists...

North Carolina AG praises law to end rape evidence backlog

Sep. 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says a new law to fund testing for sexual assault kits sitting in law enforcement evidence closets will put rapists in prison and ensure a backlog never happens again. Stein, police and sexual assault victim advocates held a news conference...

Michigan Legislature approves budget for public schools

Sep. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a K-12 budget that would boost base per-student aid for most schools by $240, or 3%, which supporters lauded as record funding and some Democrats said would not keep pace with costs in an underfunded system. The...

Michigan Republicans propose $400M more for road fixes

Sep. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans are proposing to shift $400 million in general funds to the transportation budget to help fix deteriorating roads and bridges. A $5.4 billion transportation spending plan won approval on a 4-2 party-line vote Thursday. It would boost funding by 7.4% but spend...

House refuses to take up new budget bills

Sep. 19, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Time is running out for New Hampshire to pass a state budget, but House lawmakers aren't ready to discuss the latest plan. The state's been operating under a temporary spending plan since Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed the budget in June. With that set to expire at the end of the...

The Latest: Michigan Legislature approves K-12 budget

Sep. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's consideration of the budget (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The Republican-led Michigan Legislature has given final approval to a K-12 schools budget. The legislation was approved 91-18 by the House and 21-17 by the Senate on Thursday. Legislators...

New Mexico weighs tuition-free college for local students

Sep. 18, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would eliminate tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate and community college students of all ages under a proposal Wednesday from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that requires legislative approval. The "opportunity scholarship" would tap the state general fund...

North Carolina lawmakers taking another break from Raleigh

Sep. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are taking more time away from Raleigh during a General Assembly session extended because of a state budget stalemate and redistricting directive from the courts. House and Senate Republican leaders told colleagues this week there won't be any recorded votes...

Medicaid expansion plan for North Carolina revived in House

Sep. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican proposal to expand Medicaid in North Carolina advanced again on Wednesday with bipartisan support in the state House. But it's unclear whether reviving the idea will erode strong opposition from the Senate's GOP majority. The expansion measure approved by the House Health...