Latest Appropriations News

After primary, Mastriano rejoins closed Senate GOP meetings

May. 24, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fallout from last week's primary election has been playing out in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in recent days, including punishment for two lawmakers who worked to unseat fellow incumbents. In the Senate, GOP gubernatorial nominee Sen. Doug Mastriano was...

Florida insurance bills clear committee, move to Senate

May. 23, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature on Monday began a special session focused on fixing the state's turbulent property insurance market, advancing sweeping legislation to create a $2 billion reinsurance fund and place new rules around attorney fees and coverage denials as lawmakers...

Lawmakers want money for National Park maintenance

May. 21, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers from Maine and Colorado are calling on senators to increase funding for infrastructure maintenance on federal lands. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado chair the National Parks Subcommittee in their...

Georgia's senior congressman facing toughest race since 2010

May. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

After years of coasting to reelection, Georgia's senior congressman is gearing up for his toughest campaign in more than a decade as hopeful Republican challengers crowd the May 24 primary ballot and raise impressive sums of cash to target the Democrat who's held the seat for 30 years. ...

New rules about guns on movie sets fail in California

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New rules about how and when actors can use guns while filming failed to pass the California Legislature on Thursday just months after a gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding went off and killed a cinematographer on a movie set in New Mexico. Democrats in the...

Pennsylvania lawmakers see terms ended by primary defeats

May. 18, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most powerful Republicans lost a primary race and another was in real danger Wednesday of going down to defeat, both targeted by challengers from the right. As vote counting continued, state Sen. Pat Browne of Lehigh...

Legislative leaders in tight contests as counting continues

May. 18, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two of the Pennsylvania Legislature's most powerful Republicans were in real danger of going down to defeat to challengers from the right Wednesday as vote counting continued in the primary election. State Sen. Pat Browne of Lehigh County was a few dozen...

House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

May. 17, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the money would increase Food and Drug...

Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin to finish year with budget deficit

May. 09, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is running for governor against incumbent Republican Brad Little, has a $2,000 budget deficit in her office that will have to come out of next year’s appropriation. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show the...

Former state lawmaker Herschella Horton of Tucson dies at 83

May. 06, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz (AP) — Former Democratic state lawmaker Herschella Horton of Tucson has died, her family announced Friday. She was 83. A registered nurse, Horton died Wednesday, her son and daughter, Jon Horton and Cheryl Walker, said. A cause was not announced. Horton...