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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Democratic governor is dismissing criticism of her budget proposals from Republican legislators as an expected negotiating tactic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas governor's budget includes proposals GOP has rejected

Jan. 13, 2021 7:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed annual budget Wednesday that includes a tax increase and two other major initiatives likely to be rejected by the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature. Kelly's $20.9 billion spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 would...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear proposed an infusion of aid into Kentucky's coronavirus-battered economy on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2021, announcing an ambitious budget plan that includes down-payments on his long-running goals of raising salaries for teachers and boosting public education funding.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky governor proposes quick virus aid in budget plan

Jan. 7, 2021 9:11 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear proposed an infusion of aid into Kentucky's coronavirus-battered economy on Thursday evening, announcing an ambitious budget plan that includes down-payments on his long-running goals of raising salaries for teachers and boosting public education funding. The...

Former client sues lawyer convicted of massive fraud scheme

Jan. 6, 2021 1:32 PM EST

LEXINGTON Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky attorney who admitted to defrauding the government of more than $600 million in Social Security disability benefits is being sued by a former client in a case that seeks to overturn hundreds of small-claims lawsuit judgments. The client, James K. Gillman, said he...

Slovenia's health minister steps down amid virus pandemic

Dec. 18, 2020 8:43 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s health minister resigned Friday after his party left the country's ruling center-right coalition, a blow to Prime Minister Janez Jansa during the coronavirus pandemic. Tomaz Gantar said he was stepping down after his Democratic Party of Pensioners, or DESUS,...

Fraudulent unemployment claims filed in name of U.S. senator

Dec. 17, 2020 9:19 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Among the more than $110 billion in unemployment benefits California has paid this year to people who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus, $21,000 went to an address in Roseville under the name and Social Security number of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The Bank of America,...

Report: Baltimore County improperly paid salaries, pension

Nov. 26, 2020 8:44 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County government improperly paid at least 20 employees both salaries and pensions at the same time despite a county law that prohibits it in most cases, the county’s inspector general said in a report. The report found county employees were paid more than $1 million in...