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Roads, parks, tax breaks: A look at Tenn. Gov. Lee's budget

Feb. 06, 2023 21:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday unveiled a $55.6 billion state budget proposal stocked with cash for roads, state parks, tax cuts for businesses, state employee pay boosts and more. The plan put forth by Lee also fuels a number of areas to benefit health...

Nevada Legislature begins 4-month session eyeing $11B budget

Feb. 06, 2023 21:03 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Legislature opened Monday with a prayer, a rendition of the state anthem and swearings-in ahead of four months of negotiations, hearings and votes that will define the state’s budget and operations for the next two years. A joint session of the...

Laurence Msall, leader of Illinois tax watchdog group, dies

Feb. 06, 2023 06:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Laurence Msall, the longtime president of a nonpartisan Illinois tax and budget watchdog group and a former aide to two governors, died following complications from surgery. He was 61. Msall had been the Civic Federation's president since January 2002. He died...

Biden's top economic aide leaving White House

Feb. 02, 2023 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's top economic adviser, Brian Deese, is leaving his post. Biden said Thursday in a statement that Deese would step down as director of the White House National Economic Council. That position had him coordinating policy across the government...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 01, 2023 20:25 PM EST

Kenosha News. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Frosty state budget process begins The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 01, 2023 19:28 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Allow gun bans in public spaces St. Paul rec center shooting spotlights the need for change in state law. Following a horrific shooting outside a St. Paul recreation center, Mayor Melvin Carter...

Hochul's $227B budget helps NYC transit, migrant response

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed dramatic spending to help New York City handle a wave of international migrants and to stabilize its reeling public transit system with her $227 billion state budget Wednesday, even as she warned of tougher economic times ahead. ...

DeSantis injects politics into $115B Florida budget proposal

Feb. 01, 2023 17:29 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis promised tax relief Wednesday on children’s books, pet food and even the gas stoves that have become a rallying cry for Republicans while assuring that the state has plenty of reserves to withstand any economic downturn. He's...

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore emphasizes public service in speech

Feb. 01, 2023 13:57 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore emphasized commitment to public service in his first State of the State speech Wednesday, highlighting his proposal to create a service year program for high school graduates that he said will be the first of its kind in the nation. ...

Vermont sheriff takes office while facing investigations

Feb. 01, 2023 11:49 AM EST

The new sheriff in Vermont’s Franklin County is taking office Wednesday while facing two investigations. Incoming Sheriff John Grismore was fired from a job as a captain in the Franklin County sheriff's department in August after video surfaced of him kicking a shackled prisoner....