Latest Government spending News

House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

May. 17, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the money would increase Food and Drug...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

NC governor reveals what he wants to do with $6.2B surplus

May. 11, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed Wednesday that North Carolina government spend or earmark much of a projected $6.2 billion surplus to address further a host of needs like building construction, education inequities, affordable housing and worker retention. The...

NC officials: Budget pays over half of school spending order

Apr. 07, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's current state government budget spends a little over half of the amount necessary to carry out two years of a plan that a judge approved last year to address public education inequities, Gov. Roy Cooper's administration says. Cooper's budget...

Teacher raise, tax cut top issues in Mississippi session

Apr. 06, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators have finished their busiest session in years after enacting the largest teacher pay raise in a generation and setting the state's largest-ever income tax cut. “Clearly, by any stretch, the Mississippi Legislature performed this...

Democratic, GOP Senate bargainers reach $10B COVID agreement

Apr. 04, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers reached agreement Monday on a slimmed-down $10 billion package for countering COVID-19 with treatments, vaccines and other steps, the top Democratic and Republican negotiators said, but ended up dropping all funding to help nations abroad combat the pandemic. ...

Kentucky lawmakers reveal spending plan, pass tax measure

Mar. 29, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers revealed a state spending plan Tuesday calling for big pay raises for state employees and passed a measure aimed at phasing out individual income taxes as they raced the clock to wrap up work on priority bills. The proposed two-year state...

Biden's budget plan: Higher taxes on rich, lower deficits

Mar. 28, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced a budget blueprint Monday that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, lower federal deficits, more money for police and greater funding for education, public health and housing. Appearing at the White House with his budget director...

Japan OKs bigger budget to host US forces, step up alliance

Mar. 25, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament on Friday approved a new agreement with the United States, endorsing Japanese government spending exceeding 1 trillion yen ($8 billion) for hosting U.S. troops as the two sides strengthen their military alliance in the face of growing threat from China and North...

Michigan lawmakers, governor announce deal to spend $4.8B

Mar. 23, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers late Wednesday unveiled and began passing a massive $4.8 billion mid-year spending plan, one that will upgrade long-neglected infrastructure including water pipes, dams, roads and parks. The legislation is the product of months of...