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Biden focuses on climate, families in trimmed $2T plan

Oct. 20, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class priorities — child...

Biden focuses on climate, families in trimmed $2T plan

Oct. 19, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden on Tuesday described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class priorities —...

Missouri budget officials outline $50M cost of data breach

Oct. 19, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Help for roughly 100,000 teachers whose Social Security numbers were made vulnerable in a massive state data breach could cost Missouri as much as $50 million, the governor's office confirmed Tuesday. The estimate includes the cost of credit...

Income test for Medicare dental under debate; gets pushback

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between. But as Democrats try to design a dental benefit for the program, one idea calls for limiting it based on...

NC GOP leaders send new budget-bargaining offer to Cooper

Oct. 19, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders sent another negotiating offer to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday as top government officials still attempt to enact a long-overdue two year budget. The offices of Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim...

Biden's dilemma: Satisfying Manchin risks losing other Dems

Oct. 19, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Washington's enduring question: What does Joe Manchin want? But increasingly the answer is crystal clear. The conservative West Virginia Democrat wants to dismantle President Joe Biden's proposed climate change strategies and social services...

Biden's dilemma: Satisfying Manchin risks losing other Dems

Oct. 18, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Washington's enduring question: What does Joe Manchin want? But increasingly the answer is crystal clear. The conservative West Virginia Democrat wants to dismantle President Joe Biden's proposed climate change strategies and social services...

$205M is first deposit in Louisiana fund aimed at stability

Oct. 18, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana collected enough business taxes during the last budget year to deposit the first $205 million into a never-used, five-year-old trust fund created to curb the state's boom-and-bust cycles of budgeting. The money may not be spent for...

Ex-WVa gov spokesman named interim public broadcasting chief

Oct. 18, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority has named former gubernatorial spokesman Butch Antolini as interim executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The authority approved Antolini's appointment Monday, the Charleston...

Judge: No waiting on NC budget to act on school funding

Oct. 18, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge signaled Monday that he's ready to formally demand legislators carry out a funding recipe to reduce public education inequities, saying he wouldn't wait on a negotiated budget agreement between the governor and legislature before acting. ...