Latest Appropriations News

Matt Hatchett named to lead Georgia House spending committee

Dec. 07, 2022 11:11 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State Rep. Matt Hatchett, a Dublin Republican, was named Wednesday to lead the state House Appropriations Committee, a key role in writing the state's $58 billion budget. New committee assignments will be made after the newly elected General Assembly convenes...

Groups sue Florida officials over migrant relocation program

Dec. 01, 2022 19:36 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials are being sued in federal court by immigrant rights groups who challenge the constitutionality of the state's migrant relocation program. The suit was filed Thursday by three groups — Florida Immigrant Coalition,...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. November 25, 2022. Editorial: Legislature should consider full funding for public health Hoosiers are an unhealthy lot. It’s been well-documented. In study after study, Indiana consistently ranks among the nation’s...

North Dakota GOP lawmakers elect House, Senate floor leaders

Nov. 15, 2022 15:02 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — New House and Senate leaders elected by Republican majorities in the North Dakota Legislature said Tuesday that tax relief and cautious spending are among the priorities when lawmakers reconvene in January. Sen. David Hogue, a Minot lawyer, and Rep. Mike...

Nevada GOP Rep. Mark Amodei easily reelected to 7th term

Nov. 09, 2022 04:47 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei has defeated Elizabeth Mercedes Krause, as expected, in Nevada’s rural northern district where no Democrat has ever won. The 2nd Congressional District was considered the only safe seat for either party among the four in the...

GOP hopes to keep legislative control despite new districts

Nov. 08, 2022 18:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters on Tuesday will send dozens of new representatives and senators to the Legislature, thanks to a slew of retirements and new district maps that were revamped by the state's redistricting commission. Republicans hold solid leads in both...