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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz prepares to deliver his delayed State of the State address over YouTube from his residence in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 5, 2020. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Walz expects to extend stay-at-home through end of April

Apr. 6, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the country but the state must not get complacent, Gov. Walz said Monday, as he prepared to extend a stay-at-home order that he imposed nearly two weeks ago. “Minnesota is 17 per 100,000 right now," Walz told reporters of...

North Dakota Democrats select lieutenant governor candidate

Apr. 6, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrats on Monday filled out their ticket for statewide officers in the 2020 election when governor candidate Shelley Lenz selected former state lawmaker Ben Vig as her running mate for lieutenant governor. Vig is a fifth generation farmer near Sharon, in eastern North...

South Carolina to get new, lower budget prediction

Apr. 5, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The board that predicts how much money South Carolina will take in from taxes and fees to help set the budget is meeting Thursday. The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Board postponed March's meeting for three weeks after the coronavirus caused a massive economic downturn and some 100,000...

Court denies Seattle’s bid for wealthy household income tax

Apr. 4, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court has denied Seattle’s bid to reinstate an income tax on wealthy households. In a majority decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review the city’s request to overturn rulings against the tax by a King County Superior Court judge and...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York. Cuomo, a Democrat, ripped the GOP-led Senate's version of the coronavirus package as

As budget passes, Cuomo says: 'The state has no money'

Apr. 3, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A $177 billion state budget passed by New York lawmakers Friday leaves leeway for spending cuts of as much as $10 billion as the full financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak becomes more clear. The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have not decided yet where to...

In this image provided by the Office of the Governor of Virginia,  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam as he participates in a Skype interview from his office at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday April 2, 2020. (Jack Mayer/Office of the Governor of Virginia via AP)

Northam orders hiring freeze, agency heads to look for cuts

Apr. 3, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is instituting a hiring freeze of state employees and is telling agency heads to look for ways to cut budgets in response to the coronavirus. Northam chief of staff Clark Mercer told agency heads in a Thursday memo obtained by The Associated Press that a...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, customers wear protective masks while shopping for groceries in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended that the city's 4 million people wear masks when going outside amid the spreading coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California delays sales tax payments for small businesses

Apr. 2, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's governor on Thursday said small businesses can keep up to $50,000 in sales tax receipts for the next year as the COVID-19 outbreak has forced people to stay home and many shops to close. The move means businesses with $5 million in sales or less will get up to a year to give...

New York demands more federal funds to bolster state budget

Apr. 2, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers on Thursday delayed immediate decisions on how to find $10 billion in potential spending cuts in an elastic state budget aimed at keeping state government running amid a crisis brought on by a virus outbreak that has hammered New York City and upended the economy....

FILE — In this May 22, 2019 file photo members of the California Teachers Association and proponents of public education march to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., calling for an increase in funding for public schools. Supporters of a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would raise property taxes on some businesses say they have collected more than 1.7 million signatures. The Schools & Communities First campaign announced Thursday, April 2, 2020 it has submitted the signatures to state officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Backers of California tax initiative submit signatures

Apr. 2, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Supporters of a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would raise property taxes on some businesses by up to $12 billion a year announced Thursday they have collected more than 1.7 million signatures, all but assuring it will appear on the November ballot. The...

A nurse with Cooper administers a test for the new coronavirus at a drive-thru site, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Cherry Hill, N.J. (Joe Lamberti/Camden Courier-Post via AP)

COVID-19 reaches quarter of New Jersey's nursing homes

Apr. 2, 2020 1:34 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Positive coronavirus cases have reached about a quarter of all of New Jersey's nursing homes, accounting for more than a fifth of the 355 total fatalities from the virus, officials said Tuesday. Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said during a daily briefing...