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Budget surplus results in $68 checks for thousands in town

Jul. 5, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township with more money than it anticipated from increased property tax collection has decided to give the dividends to residents. Middletown Township in Langhorne sent 14,361 checks for $68 each to all owners of properties with structures on them. Efforts to keep town...

Budget dispute may force city to close schools early

Jun. 5, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city's board of education is warning its schools may have to close nearly two weeks early, saying it does not have the cash to meet payroll because of city budget cuts. Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti said Tuesday the threat to close schools is a bullying tactic and the...

Rauner pledges quick action on rancor-free, $38B budget plan

May. 31, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Republican who arrived in town three years ago and fought established Democrats so hard the state was thrust into fiscal crisis, gave his blessing Thursday to a bipartisan budget plan that lawmakers OK'd and prepared to send his way. The $38.5 billion...