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North Carolina House seeks higher worker pay, child care and voucher money in budget bill

Jun. 18, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina teachers and state employees would receive higher salary bumps than are currently planned, while child care providers could access some financial aid as federal assistance ends in a state budget measure advanced Tuesday by House Republicans. They...

A new airport could spark the economy in a rural part of Florida. Will the workforce be ready?

Jun. 17, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

LaBELLE, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida’s poorest counties is preparing for the new “Airglades” airport, a $300 million cargo hub that could transform its economy. Local leaders see the project as a generational opportunity, one that could bring more than 1,400 new, high-skilled...

Florida's DeSantis cuts $1B to bring state budget to $116.5B, slightly less than the current plan

Jun. 12, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent more than an hour talking about what is in the $116.5 billion budget he signed Wednesday, but he left out the most important part of the announcement: What was in the nearly $1 billion he vetoed. Overall, the state spending...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 05, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

Altoona Mirror. May 29, 2024. Editorial: Prison’s challenges adding up Pennsylvania’s county prisons have been a hot topic in the news periodically for much of the past half-century, with county prison boards and commissioners often wrestling with issues like: ...

VP Harris was gifted tickets to one of the summer's hottest shows by the artist herself: Beyoncé

May. 15, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris was gifted tickets to one of last summer's hottest concerts by the artist herself: Beyoncé. She also attended college football's HBCU Celebration Bowl, where her alma mater Howard University played Florida A&M, courtesy of ESPN, according to...

Chicago mayor's bumpy first year tests progressive credentials, puzzling some supporters

May. 14, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When union organizer Brandon Johnson was elected Chicago mayor last year, he promised to unroll a “bold progressive movement” in the nation’s third-largest city. A year later, he shocked liberal Democrats by promoting plans for a multibillion dollar Bears stadium using public...

Virginia governor swiftly signs compromise budget deal

May. 13, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public schools will get more funding, teachers and other government workers will see a pay bump and Virginia's tax policy will remain as is under compromise budget legislation the Democratic-led General Assembly sent Monday to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who swiftly...

South Carolina governor happy with tax cuts, teacher raises but wants health and energy bills done

May. 13, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday he is glad the General Assembly raised teacher salaries and cut taxes in the 2024 regular session that ended last week, but he thinks they still have more work to do before they go home for good. McMaster wants to...

Virginia budget leaders reach compromise with governor on state spending plan

May. 10, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia budget negotiators and Gov. Glenn Youngkin have reached a compromise on the next two-year state spending plan that would include 3% raises for state employees and teachers while not raising taxes and risking a potential veto by Youngkin. House...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 08, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. May 1, 2024. Editorial: Florida should find better ways to stop financial abuse In the right hands, a power of attorney can make it much easier to manage the finances of someone who can’t make their own decisions, or ensure they get the health care...