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Spain's govt ups social and defense spending in 2023 budget

Oct. 04, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s left-wing coalition government on Tuesday unveiled budget plans for 2023 that include increased social and spending and raises for civil servants and pensioners. The government said 6 out of every 10 euros in the proposed budget would go toward social...

Evers proposes increase into local funding for public safety

Oct. 03, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, just five weeks before he is up for reelection, announced Monday that if he wins he will propose a 4% increase in funding for local governments each of the next two years. Evers said the money, totaling more than $91 million over two...

After years of EU scrutiny, Greece promises balanced budget

Oct. 03, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has promised to return to a budget surplus in 2023, submitting its first spending blueprint in 12 years that is not under the direct scrutiny of European bailout lenders. Finance Ministry officials said Monday that Greece was planning to return to a...

Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

Sep. 30, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed into law Friday a bill that finances the federal government through mid-December and provides another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine after lawmakers acted to avert a partial government shutdown set to begin after midnight. ...

US approves $2.5B in fire aid for New Mexico victims

Sep. 30, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico residents on Friday celebrated the passage of a government spending bill that includes $2.5 billion in relief for those affected by a historic wildfire sparked earlier this year by the federal government. U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger...

UK's budget watchdog promises initial analysis next week

Sep. 30, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s independent budget watchdog said Friday that it would deliver an initial analysis of the government’s economic plan to Treasury officials next week, putting pressure on Prime Minister Liz Truss to release a document seen as crucial to rebuilding confidence after a...

UK's Office of Budget Responsibility to give initial analysis on government economic plan on Oct. 7 after Truss meeting

Sep. 30, 2022 06:28 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK's Office of Budget Responsibility to give initial analysis on government economic plan on Oct. 7 after Truss meeting.

Tennessee fast-tracks new forensic jobs amid rape kit delays

Sep. 29, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and top legislative leaders announced Thursday that they will fast-track more money to hire 25 additional forensic lab positions as the state’s turnaround times for sexual assault kits face scrutiny after a high-profile killing. The...

Massive Arizona income tax cut going into full effect

Sep. 29, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A massive Arizona income tax cut that mainly benefits the wealthy championed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey and enacted by Republicans who control the state Legislature in 2021 will go into full effect ahead of schedule next year, Ducey's office announced Thursday. The plan...

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to cut income taxes

Sep. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to an income tax cut that Gov. Mike Parson requested and ditched a last-minute proposal to cut corporate taxes. The Republican-led Missouri House voted 98-32 in favor of the bill, which would cut income taxes...