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Colorado Legislature passes COVID aid, adjourns for a month

Jan. 15, 2021 5:59 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Legislature passed bills adjusting several aspects of state COVID-19 relief on Friday before adjourning for a month in hopes that it will be safer to meet in the statehouse amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a three-day session, the Democrat-led Senate and House passed a short list...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden's aid plan could revamp economy, prompt GOP resistance

Jan. 15, 2021 3:41 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S. economy toward the Democrats’ liking: a $15 minimum wage, aid to poor families and federal dollars going to public schools. It’s an ambitious effort that would arrive...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

Jan. 14, 2021 8:55 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address

Jan. 14, 2021 12:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Here is the text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address as prepared Thursday: Lieutenant Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, Chief Justice Melton, Chief Judge McFadden, and my fellow Georgians: In my first State of the...

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts gives in an interview in his office in the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Ricketts hints at ballot measure if property tax push fails

Jan. 10, 2021 10:45 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will push to reduce property taxes during this legislative session by limiting local government spending, and he warns the issue could go to voters if lawmakers don't approve changes. Ricketts said he's hopeful lawmakers will take steps to slow local...

Murphy signs $14B business tax break bill into law

Jan. 7, 2021 11:07 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Thursday a bill authorizing over $14 billion in tax credits for businesses. The massive tax break program is spread over as many as seven years and is meant to give businesses struggling from COVID-19 shutdowns a boost, the Democratic governor and the...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2020, file photo, a woman receives a bag of groceries at a food bank at the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Millions of low-income Californians would get a $600 payment from the state under a budget proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The proposed payment, announced Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, would go to people with annual incomes of less than $30,000, including immigrants living in the country illegally who file taxes with the state. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Newsom proposes $600 payment for low-income Californians

Jan. 6, 2021 2:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of low-income Californians would get a $600 payment from the state under a budget proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The proposed payment, announced Wednesday, would go to people with annual incomes of less than $30,000, including immigrants living in the country illegally...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file pool photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Newsom, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, proposed a $4 billion spending plan he says will create jobs and help small businesses recover from the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

California governor plans $4 billion for economic recovery

Jan. 5, 2021 9:06 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After spending most of 2020 telling small businesses to close and limit their customers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $4 billion worth of state spending he says will help them survive in 2021. Newsom was the first U.S. governor to impose a statewide...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, a man walks past a closed store in Wilmette, Ill., amid the coronavirus pandemic. Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020 and led to many new laws that will take effect in the new year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Virus aid, police reform dominate new US laws for 2021

Dec. 30, 2020 10:55 AM EST

Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020, leading to scores of new laws that will take effect in the new year. Virus-related laws include those offering help to essential workers, boosting unemployment benefits and requiring time off for sick employees. A...

Turkey seeks arrest of businessman linked to US fraud scheme

Dec. 29, 2020 7:34 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued a detention warrant against Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, a Turkish businessman with links to Utah-based business executives who have pleaded guilty to a $511 million tax credit scheme in the United States, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported....