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Maine officials warn of 'volatile' long-term state revenues

Dec. 08, 2021 19:43 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's nonpartisan Revenue Forecast Committee cautioned the Legislature that the pandemic is making it hard to tell how much money the state will take in, despite projections of more than $800 million in additional revenue over the next two years. Compared to...

Manchin says he wouldn't defy parliamentarian on immigration

Dec. 08, 2021 19:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he'd vote to uphold the Senate parliamentarian's decision if she rules that immigration or other provisions should fall from Democrats’ huge social and environment bill, underscoring the party's uphill fight to keep some top priorities...

Pandemic financially devastated minority-led nonprofits

Dec. 08, 2021 18:16 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tiffany Turner-Allen said she is tired of her nonprofit organization and workers being seen as resilient and coworkers calling themselves martyrs to their community causes. “We’re expected to do good and do well from a place of scarcity,” said...

Recovery yields more tax revenue than anticipated in Nevada

Dec. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s economy is rebounding more quickly than in some past recessions, but coronavirus variants continue to raise questions about the state’s path toward full recovery. The five-member panel responsible for economic forecasts on Tuesday said the...

Longtime Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Erpenbach retires

Dec. 08, 2021 12:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Jon Erpenbach, who has been in the state Senate since 1999 and is a member of the Legislature's powerful budget-writing committee, announced Wednesday that he will not seek a seventh term next year. Erpenbach, of West Point, represents a...

Beshear to propose ‘historic investments’ for education

Dec. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The time is right for Kentucky to make “historic investments” in education and build on the state’s economic momentum, taking advantage of revenue surpluses, Gov. Andy Beshear said. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, the Democratic...

Gov. Cox proposes spending $50M to restore Great Salt Lake

Dec. 07, 2021 20:47 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is proposing spending $500 million on water conservation, preservation and infrastructure as part of his $25 billion budget proposal for next year. He unveiled the plan standing near the dry, receding edge of the iconic Great Salt Lake...

Noem proposes big salary raises, over $1B in projects

Dec. 07, 2021 19:30 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem laid out a plan Tuesday to spend an unprecedented amount of money in raises for state employees, teachers and health care providers, as well as boost infrastructure projects as the state receives billions in federal pandemic relief and sees...

Minnesota budget officials project huge $7.7 billion surplus

Dec. 07, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials on Tuesday projected a whopping $7.7 billion surplus in the current state budget, a projection that sets the stage for debates in the 2022 legislative session over spending and taxes. Minnesota Management and Budget said strong growth in...

Georgia tax collections so far point to another big surplus

Dec. 06, 2021 18:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state tax collections continue to run far ahead of what the state brought in last year, adding to already bulging coffers. Figures released Monday show Georgia's general fund collected $11.9 billion through Nov. 30. That's about $1.7 billion or 17% ahead of...