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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2020, file photo shows slot machines at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City,N.J., that are controlled by gamblers over the internet. The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, FIle)

Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting

May. 29, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. Most major sports remain shut down due to the virus, but European soccer...

Lee asks state agencies to cut budgets by 12%

May. 29, 2020 2:48 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee has asked all state agencies to find ways to slash their budgets by 12% and submit their new proposals by the end of June. Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley told lawmakers of the governor's latest budget instructions on Thursday. The...

Hawaii governor to extend traveler quarantine past June

May. 29, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Thursday said he would extend the state's 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in the state beyond June 30. The state mandated the quarantine beginning on March 26 to control the spread of the coronavirus. The governor told a joint online press...

Tennessee asks high court to take over voucher lawsuit

May. 21, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — School voucher advocates are asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to take up the case of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a program that would let parents use public tax dollars for private school tuition. The Tennessee attorney general's office, as well as pro-voucher...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Senate panel advances Trump pick to head Voice of America

May. 21, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel voted along party lines Thursday to advance President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded international broadcasters that have been the subject of harsh criticism from the White House. After rejecting...

A Tesla Model 3 drives in front of the Golden Driller as it gets a Tesla facelift in Tulsa Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to help lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant here. The 75-foot tall statue in the heart of the city is getting a makeover that includes a bright-red Tesla logo on its chest and a mask to make the oil field worker look more like Tesla CEO Elon Musk. City officials plan to unveil the new look at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Tulsa's Golden Driller statue gets Tesla-style makeover

May. 20, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant in Oklahoma's second-largest city. The 75-foot tall, golden statue in the heart of the city is getting a makeover that includes a bright-red Tesla logo on its chest,...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, a person cycles past tents set up along a pathway in Portland, Ore. A measure to tax the incomes of the wealthiest residents and the profits of the biggest businesses to raise $2.5 billion over a decade to address the homeless crisis sailed to victory in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region even as the state faces crippling revenue losses and record-high unemployment. Nearly 60% of voters in the three counties that make up the greater Portland region approved the tax amid a greatest economic turmoil in years, a sign of just how intractable the homeless problem has become in the liberal Pacific Northwest city. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Portland, Oregon, homeless tax wins handily amid virus woes

May. 20, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A measure to tax the wealthiest residents and the biggest businesses in Portland, Oregon, to raise $2.5 billion over a decade to address homelessness sailed to victory as final ballots were tallied Wednesday, even as the state faces crippling revenue losses and record-high...

Tennessee voucher program continues to be blocked

May. 19, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee won't be able to implement a contentious school voucher program while the state continues to fight back constitutional challenges over the law that would allow parents to use public tax dollars on private school tuition, according to a ruling issued Tuesday. The latest...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

May. 15, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections. In January, Newsom proposed a...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo, two people sleep on a street in downtown Portland, Ore. Voters in metropolitan Portland will be asked Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even as Oregon grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and its worst recession in decades. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Portland, Oregon, homeless tax tests voter mood in pandemic

May. 15, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in metropolitan Portland, Oregon, will be asked Tuesday to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even as the state grapples with the coronavirus and its worst recession in years. The ballot...