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Just in case: Anxious retirees, social service groups among those making default contingency plans

May. 24, 2023 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix retiree Saundra Cole has been watching the news about the debt limit negotiations in Washington with dismay — and limiting her air conditioning use to save money just in case her monthly Social Security check is delayed due to a default. For her, air...

Shapiro's 1st Pennsylvania budget stresses schools, prudence

Mar. 07, 2023 16:46 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Josh Shapiro is proposing a hefty an increase in aid to Pennsylvania's schools in his first budget delivered Tuesday to the Legislature, but the Democrat's administration also emphasized prudence, saying a massive cash surplus will dwindle over time. ...