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Alaska lawmakers face proposed salary hike, allowance limits

Jan. 18, 2022 22:14 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers but to restrict the daily allowance lawmakers can receive. The changes will go forward unless the Legislature expressly rejects them. The...

Text of Kemp's State of the State Address

Jan. 13, 2022 12:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Miller, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, and my fellow Georgians. ...

Ex-bookkeeper gets prison, ordered to pay $3M in restitution

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman who pleaded guilty to illegally taking more than $3 million from the company she worked for has been sentenced to five years in prison. Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. also sentenced Karen Duhon, 67, of Berwick, to three years...

Iowa courts system seeks money to hire judges, give raises

Jan. 12, 2022 12:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Chief Justice Susan Christensen on Wednesday called for a nearly 7% increase in the court system's budget for next year in hopes of increasing salaries and hiring judges, attorneys and other staff after a hiring freeze. Christensen made the budget...

Arkansas governor proposes $6B budget for coming year

Jan. 11, 2022 18:14 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed a $6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that includes increases for public schools. services for the developmentally disabled and higher starting salaries for state troopers. The Republican governor,...

Kemp seeks $2,000 bonuses for teachers soon to speed raise

Jan. 11, 2022 15:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp wants teachers to get the remaining $2,000 of his proposed $5,000 raise as soon as possible, with plans to ask lawmakers to give teachers a one-time $2,000 bonus before the current budget year ends, according to information obtained by The Associated Press. ...

Proposed teacher raises would make New Mexico competitive

Jan. 11, 2022 11:19 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico wants to attract more teachers as part of a government-wide spending spree fueled by taxes from surging oil and gas revenues. “They’re going to be the highest paid individuals in any state near us,” Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of...

Albania hires US company to boost cybersecurity after leak

Jan. 11, 2022 06:57 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian government said Tuesday that it would hire a U.S. company to bolster its cybersecurity following a large leak last month. The country and Virginia-based Jones Group International signed a memorandum of understanding in the Albanian capital of...

NMSU president steps down; chancellor to to be sole leader

Jan. 08, 2022 13:05 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M, (AP) — New Mexico State University President John Floros is stepping down and Chancellor Dan Arvizu is becoming the leader of the university's main campus in Las Cruces and the NMSU system. Floros and Arvizu said Friday in separate letters to the university...

Georgia woman gets prison time for COVID relief fraud

Jan. 08, 2022 11:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman has been sentenced to serve nearly three and a half years in federal prison for fraudulently taking more than $6 million in COVID relief funds. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Hunter VanPelt of Roswell submitted six false loan applications to the...