Latest Government budgets News

Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP's virus barbs

Dec. 03, 2021 05:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden looked out over an audience of government scientists and framed his latest plan for fighting COVID-19 as an opportunity to at last put an end to divisiveness over the virus, calling the politicization of the issue a “sad, sad commentary.” ...

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

Dec. 03, 2021 00:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. ...

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

Dec. 02, 2021 22:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law....

Cassidy: Louisiana to get $101M this year for water systems

Dec. 02, 2021 18:13 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will receive $101 million in federal funds during the current budget year to make drinking water system improvements around the state, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday. The dollars come from the more than $1 trillion bipartisan...

North Dakota special session costs within budget at $301,000

Dec. 02, 2021 14:36 PM EST

BIMSARCK, N.D. (AP) — The cost of North Dakota’s special five-day session last month is within the amount allotted, a legislative budget analyst said Thursday. Figures released to The Associated Press show costs incurred by taxpayers total just more than $301,000....

EU court advisor wants scrapping of Hungary-Poland challenge

Dec. 02, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top adviser to the European Union’s highest court on Thursday said that the principle of linking the bloc’s budget disbursements to respect for rule of law is compatible with the bloc's laws and that a challenge by Hungary and Poland should be dismissed. ...

Prosecute shoplifters under existing laws, governor says

Dec. 01, 2021 21:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in no uncertain terms that he thinks shoplifters should be prosecuted under existing California laws, as he called out local officials whom he said have been reluctant to do so. He was responding to a recent run...

New Mexico governor seeks pay increase for public schools

Dec. 01, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday she will pursue a 7% pay increase for educators and staff at K-12 public schools as well as higher minimum salaries for teachers at various career stages. The proposal would boost salaries for more...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November XX, 2021. Editorial: Lake O operating plan about the best option of tough choices Pity the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Taking on the role of a modern-day Solomon, the federal agency had to come up with new water usage...

Beshear proposes $10 million for Louisville park expansion

Dec. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In another preview of his upcoming state budget plan, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he will propose devoting $10 million to support an expansion of Waterfront Park into western Louisville. The 22-acre park expansion will connect downtown and...