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Report outlines rising costs, benefits of college degree

Nov. 27, 2021 08:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cory Britton doesn’t need a public policy institute report to fully appreciate the costs and benefits of a college education. He knows what it’s like to try to make ends meet with dead-end jobs and the anxiety of not having health insurance....

Biden picks women of color to lead White House budget office

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Two women of color are President Joe Biden’s picks to lead the White House budget office, a milestone for the powerful agency after his first choice withdrew following criticism over her previous attacks on lawmakers from both parties. If...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Nov. 24, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. November 20, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuity An Alabama congressman is deservedly under fire after a routine braggadocio statement taking credit for the appropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds for a road project...

Court grants Legislature powers on pandemic relief spending

Nov. 17, 2021 20:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a major rebuke to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, ruling that the Legislature deserves a leading role in how state government spends more than $1 billion in federal pandemic aid. The high court sided...

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

Nov. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday he won't seek reelection next year to the seat he's held since 1975, signaling an end to a career that's included major roles on issues such as civil liberties and financing the government and that began before four...

Longtime Maryland state lawmaker won't seek re-election

Nov. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A longtime Maryland state lawmaker who chairs a key budget panel says she won’t be running for re-election. Del. Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore Democrat, announced she will retire at the end of 2022. She wrote Monday in The Baltimore Sun that...

Justices say Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped veto authority

Nov. 10, 2021 18:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped his veto authority when he cut a sentence that appeared seven times in the 2019 transportation budget, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The sentence in question would have prevented the Department of Transportation...

Gallup site to be studied for Indian Health Service facility

Nov. 10, 2021 00:16 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The federal agency that provides health care for Native people has entered into an agreement with the Navajo Nation to assess whether a location on the eastern outskirts of Gallup is the most suitable site for construction of a new medical center. ...

Report finds poor financial management at Kentucky State

Nov. 05, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A report by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education has found that poor financial management by Kentucky State University leadership in recent years has resulted in significant financial losses, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. The report...

Nebraska budget chair expects many requests for federal cash

Nov. 03, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A leading Nebraska senator who helps create the state budget said Wednesday that he's already getting requests for how to spend the state's share of federal pandemic relief money, and he's expecting a lot more. Sen. John Stinner, chairman of the...