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What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

Deal on $2T Biden package, seems close but elusive

Oct. 23, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. ...

Deal seems near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

Oct. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation Friday, though the day's informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. ...

New Indiana archives building proposed at former prison site

Oct. 22, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials have proposed building a $35 million state archives facility on Indianapolis' near-east side, after a yearslong search for a new site to house the state's vast collection of historical records. The 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square...

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

Oct. 22, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years reflect trillions of dollars in government spending to counteract the devastating...

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educational opportunity to all Americans. Biden acknowledged as much in a...

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, second highest on record, but down $360 billion from all-time 2020 high

Oct. 22, 2021 11:11 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, second highest on record, but down $360 billion from all-time 2020 high.

White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan

Oct. 21, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for a scaled-back...

Powerful South Carolina lawmaker Leatherman in hospice care

Oct. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina's oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, is currently receiving hospice care after the discovery of what colleagues described as an inoperable cancer. Leatherman's staff notified a handful of lawmakers...