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Austin to be first US city to fund abortion support services

Sep. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion advocates said Thursday that Texas' capital of Austin has become the first city in the nation to provide funding toward logistical services for abortion access. The move comes as several states passed sweeping abortion bans this year, and after Planned Parenthood pulled out of...

Chicago's mayor faces sobering reality _ huge budget deficit

Aug. 29, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who swept into office five months ago on a promise of wholesale reform, presented a sobering reality Thursday — the city faces a massive budget shortfall and major tax increases may be necessary. Lightfoot said the nation's third largest city will have an...

Big NJ water agency failed in scandal when Booker was mayor

Aug. 29, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies and others squandered millions of dollars in...