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Alaska House passes budget with roughly $2,275 payments to residents, bill goes to Senate

Apr. 11, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Thursday passed its version of the state operating budget that includes direct payments to residents of roughly $2,275 a person. That amount is expected to be a subject of negotiations in the waning weeks of the legislative session, with Senate leaders...

An ambitious plan to build new housing continues to delay New York's state budget

Apr. 11, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state budget is poised for another delay as backroom negotiations over a sweeping proposal to drive new housing construction continue to hold up the spending plan. Lawmakers in the state Senate passed a stopgap bill Thursday that will keep government...

California lawmakers vote to reduce deficit by $17 billion, but harder choices lie ahead

Apr. 11, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers don't know for sure how big their budget deficit is, but on Thursday they decided it's big enough to go ahead and reduce spending by about $17 billion. The vote represents a preemptive strike from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 11, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. April 9, 2024. Editorial: ALBANY State needs to support Local Journalism Sustainability Act A few short weeks ago, we told you about the newly formed Empire State Local News Coalition. The Post-Journal is proud to be a member of this...

Massachusetts House budget writers propose spending on emergency shelters, public transit

Apr. 10, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders unveiled a proposed $57.9 billion state budget for the 2025 fiscal year that would include $500 million for the state’s emergency shelter system and what lawmakers say is a record investment of $555 million for the beleaguered Massachusetts Bay...

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders urges lawmakers to pass budget as session kicks off

Apr. 10, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass her $6.3 billion budget proposal that boosts spending on a new school voucher program. But she stopped short of making new policy proposals as she delivered her first state of the state address. ...

Maine's governor and GOP lawmakers decry budget adjustment approved in weekend vote

Apr. 09, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans are angry about a proposal by the Democratic-led Legislature's spending committee that would draw money from the highway fund, reduce a tax break for seniors and eliminate much of the $107 million the governor wanted to set aside in anticipation of slowing...

Youngkin proposes compromise path forward on state budget, calling for status quo on taxes

Apr. 08, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin and the Democratic lawmakers who control the Virginia General Assembly have spent months at odds over taxes. The way to find compromise and get a new two-year budget done on time, Youngkin said Monday, is to set aside talk of...

Georgia's governing party tries again to pass widely criticized foreign-agent law

Apr. 08, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The governing party in the country of Georgia on Monday submitted to parliament a draft law calling for media and non-commercial organizations to register as being under foreign influence if they receive more than 20% of their budget from abroad. The measure...

Things to know when the Arkansas Legislature convenes to take up a budget and other issues

Apr. 07, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are convening at the Capitol and their top agenda item is taking up Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' $6.3 billion proposed budget for the coming year. The session also could include efforts to tweak or outright repeal a law dealing with...