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California governor to reveal booming budget proposal

May. 14, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was one year ago that a solemn Gov. Gavin Newsom walked onto a podium in California's capital city, removed his mask and announced he would raise taxes on businesses, slash spending on public education and cut the salaries of more than 233,000 state workers. ...

Marijuana bill clears Minnesota House in historic vote

May. 14, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota House passed a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use after hours of debate Thursday night in a historic vote that marked the first time either chamber has voted on legalization. The bill — which would legalize marijuana use...

Alaska governor calls special sessions on budget, spending

May. 13, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday called a special session that would begin next week, after the current regular session ends, and would focus on the budget and his proposals for the annual check residents receive from the state's oil-wealth fund. ...

House GOP plan: $80M more for police, including to recruit

May. 13, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Thursday proposed an $80 million funding increase for law enforcement, including $47 million to help recruit and retain officers at a time the profession has been “beaten down” by anti-police sentiment, a top Republican said. ...

Lawmakers OK COVID-19 spending bills; budget chief concerned

May. 13, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators on Thursday approved mid-year spending bills, including billions of federal coronavirus relief to boost pay for frontline government workers, incentivize unemployed people to return to work and upgrade infrastructure. Under a...

Nevada to restore $301M in planned budget cuts to Medicaid

May. 13, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers in Nevada have restored more than $301 million in planned cuts to Medicaid originally enacted last summer as the economy made a downward turn during the coronavirus pandemic. State lawmakers, who were facing a $1.2 billion state budget...

Governor: House recess will cause Idaho government problems

May. 13, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The decision of the Idaho House to recess rather than officially adjourn like the Senate will create significant challenges for keeping state government running, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. “An unknown end-of-session date and important work...

Oklahoma governor, lawmakers reach deal on $8.3B budget

May. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Republican legislative leaders on Thursday announced an agreement on an $8.3 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year that includes cuts to the corporate and top individual income tax rates. Under the deal,...

California governor seeks $1.5B boost for small businesses

May. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is getting $27 billion in federal coronavirus relief, and Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that he wants to give some of that money to small-business owners that were forced to temporarily close during the pandemic. The Democratic...

Tim Tebow, Tennessee gov unveil anti-human trafficking push

May. 13, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NFL player Tim Tebow joined Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee at the state Capitol on Thursday to announce a multimillion-dollar partnership to fight human trafficking. Tebow, who is considering a return to football with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is...