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Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet

Jan. 28, 2023 15:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point ... at least not yet. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government's legal borrowing authority, a...

Kentucky governor flexes incumbency power in reelection bid

Jan. 28, 2023 12:39 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Playing up the advantages of incumbency he hopes to ride to reelectio n, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently touted the state's newest round of job-creation successes, honored a retiring police officer and highlighted recovery assistance for a flood-stricken region. ...

Gov. Walz proposes $3.3B for infrastructure across Minnesota

Jan. 26, 2023 18:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $3.3 billion public infrastructure package Thursday that would use a combination of borrowing and cash to finance improvements to roads, bridges, water systems, housing and the environment across Minnesota. “The investments in our...

Indiana lawmakers scale back on private school aid expansion

Jan. 25, 2023 17:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans scaled down a proposed expansion Wednesday of a program allowing parents to spend state money directly on their child’s education expenses after critics argued it opened up such payments to private schools by even the wealthiest families. A...

Tennessee cuts HIV program with Planned Parenthood ties

Jan. 20, 2023 17:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee health officials attempted to oust Planned Parenthood from a program designed to prevent and treat HIV before eventually deciding to forgo federal funding for the program, despite warnings that doing so will have a devastating impact on marginalized...

W.Va. bills pass on carbon sequestration, hydrogen hubs

Jan. 20, 2023 16:52 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two bills designed make it easier for West Virginia to attract hydrogen hubs and carbon sequestration projects to the historically coal-dependent state are headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Jim Justice. The bills, which won final approval from the state...

Youngkin outlines more concerns about nixed Ford plant talks

Jan. 19, 2023 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin elaborated Thursday about the concerns that he said prompted his decision to end an apparent effort by Virginia to land a large electric vehicle battery plant. Youngkin's action on the joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese...

US nuclear agency falls short on scheduling, cost estimates

Jan. 12, 2023 18:02 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. agency in charge of jumpstarting the production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal is falling short when it comes to having a comprehensive schedule for the multibillion-dollar project. The Government Accountability Office said...

Hungary ready to sue EU executive over education funding cut

Jan. 12, 2023 06:06 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government will bring legal action against the European Union's executive arm if it cannot reach an agreement on EU funding for university study-abroad programs, a government minister said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Budapest,...

Ex-lawmaker's final vote questioned after move from Vegas

Jan. 06, 2023 21:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shortly before being appointed as a rural Nevada judge last month over a deep pool of applicants, then-Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore insisted to county officials that she was eligible for the judgeship because she had met the qualifications to be considered a local...