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Tax cuts, teacher raises and a few social issues in South Carolina budget compromise

Jun. 21, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A budget compromise reached by a small group of lawmakers Friday means South Carolina will accelerate a planned income tax cut, raise the salaries of all teachers and state employees and send more money to adult and juvenile prisons. A conference committee...

Delaware lawmakers sign off on $6.1 billion operating budget for the fiscal year

Jun. 20, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers approved on Thursday a $6.13 billion general fund operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, an increase of more than 9% from this year’s operating budget. House and Senate lawmakers also approved a separate “supplemental...

North Carolina legislature likely heading home soon for a 'little cooling off' over budget

Jun. 20, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With each legislative chamber uninterested in hearing the other's spending proposal, North Carolina lawmakers look ready to go on hiatus after next week while a stalemate simmers between Republicans over how to adjust the current two-year state budget. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 20, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

Post and Courier. June 18, 2024. Editorial: We can’t debate value of SC pork projects, because they’re still too obscured If you want to find out how the S.C. House plans to spend $275 million on local projects undertaken by public and private organizations,...

Germany and Dutch-owned operator end talks on grid sale because of budget constraints

Jun. 20, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A state-owned Dutch company that is the biggest electricity grid operator in Germany said Thursday that talks on selling its German business to the government in Berlin have been terminated due to the administration's budget constraints. TenneT, one of four...

North Carolina House budget gets initial OK as Senate unveils stripped-down plan

Jun. 19, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina budget-adjustment measure penned by House Republicans received initial approval Wednesday in the chamber, legislation that covers a massive increase in private-school voucher demand, locates money for child care centers and raises worker and teacher pay...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 19, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 15, 2024. Editorial: Keep Talking On Felon Voting Rights Republican majorities in the state House and Senate have different opinions on whether Mississippi should change the way it decides whether people convicted of any of 22 felonies...

Arizona governor signs budget into law after fierce negotiations to make up a massive shortfall

Jun. 18, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a series of fiercely negotiated budget bills into law on Tuesday, erasing a shortfall of over $1 billion by cutting back on higher education, trimming funding for state agencies and raiding some special funds. An agreement on the...

Florida medical marijuana patients get an unexpected email praising DeSantis

Jun. 18, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has more than 700,000 medical marijuana patients and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — who is battling a proposal to allow recreational use of marijuana — wants them all to know what a great job he's doing. The Department of Health last week sent a...

North Carolina House seeks higher worker pay, child care and voucher money in budget bill

Jun. 18, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina teachers and state employees would receive higher salary bumps than are currently planned, while child care providers could access some financial aid as federal assistance ends in a state budget measure advanced Tuesday by House Republicans. They...