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New Mexico lawmakers to focus on public education overhaul

Jan. 12, 2019 3:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An overhaul of New Mexico's struggling public education system is at the forefront of legislative priorities as an expanded Democratic majority arrives at the state Capitol for a 60-day session on Tuesday. The inauguration of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to succeed a...

2 northeast Mississippi airports see more passengers in 2018

Jan. 12, 2019 12:45 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Two northeast Mississippi airports saw notable increases in the number of passengers they served in 2018. Golden Triangle Regional Airport set a record for passenger traffic, with 48,717 passengers boarding planes last yearl, The Commercial Dispatch reported. That's up 9 percent from...

Holcomb's budget proposal would end Amtrak line subsidy

Jan. 11, 2019 10:27 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb's proposed state budget would end Indiana's annual subsidy for an Amtrak line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago. Under the Republican governor's proposed budget , the Hoosier State Line would no longer receive $3 million in annual state support after June 30,...

Isolation greets Maduro's new term as Venezuela's president

Jan. 10, 2019 6:59 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela's leader Thursday, but his world got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut back diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin America's wealthiest...

New California governor's first actions target health care

Jan. 8, 2019 3:35 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom's first act as governor Monday was to propose state-funded health coverage for 138,000 young people in the country illegally and a reinstatement of a mandate that everyone buy insurance or face fines. Newsom also proposed giving subsidies to middle-class families...

Critics: Wisconsin project would give utility solar monopoly

Jan. 6, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The southeast Wisconsin utility We Energies is proposing a pilot project it says would expand solar and help governments and nonprofits, with the utility essentially renting roofs to build solar installations and paying owners a monthly fee based on the value of the installations in...

AP NewsBreak: Judge dismisses Alaska bonding plan lawsuit

Jan. 3, 2019 4:42 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge has dismissed a challenge to former Gov. Bill Walker's plan to use bonding to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit obligations. Superior Court Judge Jude Pate, in a written order dated Wednesday, granted the state's request to dismiss the challenge by resident Eric...

Kansas senator's consensus building may cost him support

Dec. 30, 2018 2:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts decides whether to seek another term, observers say his style of traditional bipartisan consensus building might now be a liability in a polarized political world. That style was on display as Roberts, 82, maneuvered the 2018 farm bill through...

Tariffs were meant to help, but farmers are hurting

Dec. 29, 2018 3:06 AM EST

NEWVILLE, Pa. (AP) — In all of his 30 years of farming, Rick Mains has never seen a harvest season as bad as the one that just wrapped up. For starters, mother nature didn't cooperate. The growing season was one of the wettest on record. Well into December, Mains still had crops out on the fields - as well...

Texas lawmaker proposes casinos to subsidize wind insurance

Dec. 16, 2018 12:36 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state's underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties. State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of the Texas Insurance Agency by proposing to tax licensed...