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White House gives infrastructure talks a week to reach deal

Jun. 15, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to give the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations another week to 10 days before assessing next steps, which could include pursuing a Democrats-only approach to pass President Joe Biden's sweeping jobs and families investment plans. ...

Senate plan would probe assets of Ohio food stamp recipients

Jun. 15, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans receiving food stamps would have to undergo a new “asset test” that measures total worth, including the value of cars owned by anyone in a household, under a provision in the Senate's version of the state's upcoming two-year budget. The...

Heads of Wisconsin's largest school districts 'dismayed'

Jun. 15, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The superintendents of Wisconsin's five largest school districts told members of the Legislature on Tuesday that they're “dismayed” that $2.3 billion in federal aid is at risk because of low funding for K-12 schools. Superintendents of the...

North Dakota's 1Q taxable sales, purchases drop nearly 10%

Jun. 15, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2021 decreased nearly 10% over the same period the previous year. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March totaled $4.1 billion, a 9.9% increase over the...

Arizona Legislature to hold special wildfire funding session

Jun. 14, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature will convene in special session this week to consider adding $100 million in funding for fighting wildfires and to boost the amount of money available to clear hazardous brush and deal with the damage of flooding from fire-ravaged mountains. ...

EXPLAINER: The complexities in Alaska's budget proposal

Jun. 14, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska budget negotiators reached a tentative agreement on a spending package that would keep state government running and allocate federal recovery aid dollars. But the proposal ties strings to funding for programs like the annual dividend paid to...

California lawmakers OK budget placeholder as talks continue

Jun. 14, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Frustrated by years of partisan bickering that often delayed the state budget, California voters in 2010 made a big change to the state's Constitution: Lawmakers must pass a state spending plan by June 15 or else they forfeit their six-figure salaries. ...

Motion filed to join lawsuit over Kansas City police funding

Jun. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The president of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City filed a motion Monday that she said was intended to represent taxpayers in a lawsuit over proposals to change how part of the city's police department budget is spent. Gwen Grant said in a...

Advocates see special session as 2nd chance for their issues

Jun. 14, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

Advocates for different causes are hoping to get a second chance at passing a bill or securing funding in the new state budget as the Connecticut General Assembly prepares to return to the Capitol for a short special session this week. The list runs the gamut from climate...

House negotiators agree to abortion ban, school vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House negotiators on Monday agreed with the Senate’s proposal to include a ban on late-term abortions and a school voucher program in the state budget. On Friday, the team of negotiators from both chambers quickly agreed to move forward with the...