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Biden: Budget talks hit 'stalemate,' $3.5T may take a while

Sep. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a “stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make what he sees as sweeping, overdue investments. ...

Official: Kentucky State University needs funds to stay open

Sep. 24, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s only public historically Black university will need emergency funding to stay open through the end of the year, Kentucky State University's vice president for finance told lawmakers Friday at a budget hearing. “We are confident...

Whitmer to nix budget provision that tries to ban mask rules

Sep. 24, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Friday she will declare unenforceable a Republican-written budget provision that seeks to ban indoor mask requirements for children. The Democrat had been expected to block the language as unconstitutional since...

Biden: Budget talks hit 'stalemate,' $3.5T may take a while

Sep. 24, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a “stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make what he sees as sweeping, overdue investments. ...

South Carolina Senate cancels next month's special session

Sep. 24, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate won't meet in special session next month after all. Senate President Harvey Peeler sent a letter Friday to senators canceling the special session set to begin Oct. 12. They were supposed to debate how to spend billions of...

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

Sep. 24, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the country at odds with its European partners, who see...

Democrats see tax 'framework' to pay for huge $3.5T package

Sep. 23, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday. Now they face the daunting task of narrowing the menu to tax possibilities they can pass to fund...

Climate change fuels California emphasis on preventing fires

Sep. 23, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Having spent billions of dollars in a losing battle to control wildfires in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved nearly $1 billion in new spending aimed at stopping the blazes before they start. California spent $3.4 billion on...

Underly: More money, less divisiveness needed for schools

Sep. 23, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top education official on Thursday called for more civility as schools across the state wrestle with how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Jill Underly, who is in her first year as Wisconsin's superintendent of schools, denounced...

Ink barely dry on budget as Mississippi starts new one

Sep. 23, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Less than three months into the current budget year, Mississippi legislators are starting to plan for the next one. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee holds a public hearing Friday as part of the long process of deciding how the state will...