Latest U.S. Office of Management and Budget News

Alaska House fails to pass capital budget funding measure

Jul. 21, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House of Representatives has failed to attain sufficient votes to repair the state's capital budget. The Anchorage Daily News reports the Legislature needed to reach a three-quarters supermajority to fund Senate Bill 2002. On Saturday, the bill passed the House 27-6, but a...

Indiana's state budget reserve jumps to $2.3 billion

Jul. 11, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's state cash reserves grew faster than expected over the past year, to nearly $2.3 billion, and the governor is proposing to spend some of that money on several planned construction projects. State budget officials announced Thursday that Indiana closed the 2019 fiscal year...

California air boss: open to compromise in mileage standoff

Jul. 9, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California's air pollution control boss says she's open to compromise with the Trump administration over its efforts to relax mileage standards, as the bitter standoff threatens to unleash years of court fights and confusion in the U.S. auto industry. Five months after President Donald...

Administration moves to ease drive-time rules for truckers

Jul. 1, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

OPAL, Va. (AP) — Truck driver Lucson Francois was forced to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania. He'd reached the maximum number of hours in a day he's allowed to be on duty. Francois couldn't leave the truck unattended. So he parked and climbed into the sleeper berth in the back...

Wyoming businessman with GOP ties considers 2020 run

Jun. 29, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming businessman with national Republican ties says he's considering running for federal office. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Bob Grady announced Friday that he decided to explore after U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi said he wouldn't run for re-election next year. Grady says he is...

GOP mutters, gently, as Trump sidesteps Senate for top aides

Jun. 17, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans of the...

Trump aims to slash number of federal advisory committees

Jun. 14, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory...

Trump's tariffs: What are they? How do they work?

Jun. 2, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has once again turned to tariffs to try to get his way with a U.S. trading partner. This time, the target is Mexico: Trump plans to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican imports starting June 10 and to ratchet them up to 25% by Oct. 1 if the Mexicans don't do more to stop...

Trump's tariffs: What are they? How do they work?

Jun. 1, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has once again turned to tariffs to try to get his way with a U.S. trading partner. This time, the target is Mexico: Trump plans to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican imports starting June 10 and to ratchet them up to 25% by Oct. 1 if the Mexicans don't do more to stop...