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Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear veto challenge

Oct. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear a case brought by a conservative law firm seeking to dramatically scale back the ability of governors to change the intent of legislators through partial budget vetoes. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty brought the case in...

Wyoming governor expects more budget trimming

Oct. 16, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says he's open to all ideas to reduce spending while the state deals with lower revenue from fossil fuels. Gordon said at a news conference Tuesday he expects to propose a number of cuts in his first, two-year budget. Gordon took office in January. He says...

Daughter of state lawmaker faces drug charges in prison

Oct. 16, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The daughter of one of the Legislature's most powerful lawmakers is facing new drug charges from prison where she is awaiting trial on charges she supplied drugs that killed a pregnant woman. Cassandra Nygren is the 30-year-old daughter of state budget committee co-chair Rep. John...

Italy's government to avoid widely criticized sales tax rise

Oct. 16, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's new government has reached agreement on a set of budget measures to avoid a sales tax increase that critics warned would hurt the economy by weighing on spending. The measures agreed by Premier Giuseppe Conte's cabinet early Wednesday include revenue-raising measures to fight...

Today in History

Oct. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2019. There are 76 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba. On...

State takeover of Providence schools to start in November

Oct. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state takeover of the struggling Providence schools will begin Nov. 1. Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green issued a long-awaited order Tuesday where she announced the state will assume control of the city's school system for at least five years...

Hood: Reeves commercial filmed at private school is 'phony'

Oct. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor said Tuesday that his Republican opponent should stop running a "phony" campaign commercial about supporting public education. Attorney General Jim Hood criticized Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for filming part of the commercial at the...

University of Arkansas at Monticello chancellor resigning

Oct. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Monticello said its chancellor will resign at the end of the semester as the school faces a budget deficit amid a large drop in student enrollment. Karla Hughes will resign on Dec. 31 after three years leading the school, officials announced Monday....

After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

Oct. 15, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge. Ten years of populist rule and a drop in oil prices have left Ecuador with a $64 billion public...

The Latest: First TV ads launch in Louisiana governor runoff

Oct. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor's race (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone (ris-POH-nee) have released their first ads for the runoff election. Both candidates went on the attack in their TV...