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EXPLAINER: GOP leaders announce deal on $9.8B spending plan

May. 17, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate announced an agreement Tuesday on a $9.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, the largest in state history. Unlike previous years, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt was not included in a statement...

House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

May. 17, 2022 15:00 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 bill would help the Food and Drug...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 17, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. May 13, 2022. Editorial: For the sake of Ta’Naja Barnes, Gov. Pritzker must take a hard look at DCFS leadership Illinois was supposed to learn its lesson from the brief, tragic life of Ta’Naja Barnes. She was just 2 years old when she was found...

Despite surplus, analyst warns of California 'fiscal cliff'

May. 16, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite announcing a record-smashing budget surplus of nearly $100 billion on Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to spend that money would likely push the state toward a “fiscal cliff” next year that could require billions of dollars in budget cuts, a state...

Walz, top lawmakers, reach bipartisan deal to wrap session

May. 16, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders said Monday that they reached a bipartisan deal on a broad framework for parceling out a massive budget surplus with just a week remaining in the session. The agreement would devote $4 billion to tax relief,...

In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

May. 16, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 16, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott should be transparent, release border documents What is he trying to hide? That was our first thought late last week when we learned that Gov. Greg Abbott had refused a media request to...

Alaska House votes against accepting Senate budget plan

May. 14, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Saturday voted against accepting a state spending package passed by the Senate that included payments of about $5,500 to residents. The vote to concur with the Senate package failed, with 18 members in favor of accepting the Senate plan...

California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

May. 13, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pledged to use the state's record-breaking $300 billion budget, including an unprecedented nearly $100 billion surplus, to “future proof” the state from the impacts of a volatile midterm election cycle that he fears will...

Pence to rally with Kemp in Georgia in break with Trump

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will campaign with Georgia's incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp the day before this month's GOP primary in his most significant political break with former President Donald Trump to date. Kemp's campaign announced Friday morning...