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North Carolina Senate leader Berger names Ulm next chief of staff

Jul. 17, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A longtime aide to North Carolina state Senate leader Phil Berger is being elevated to oversee Berger's entire office operations. Berger announced on Wednesday that Kolt Ulm is his next chief of staff. Ulm will replace Brian Folk, who is taking a new job as...

Maryland board approves $148M in cuts to help support Medicaid, child care

Jul. 17, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board approved $148.3 million in state spending reductions on Wednesday to balance the budget while directing more money to pay for child care and Medicaid — two priorities that Democratic Gov. Wes Moore's administration hopes will help improve a stagnant state...

Senior North Carolina House budget writer Saine says he'll leave legislature next month

Jul. 15, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top budget writer and Republican leader in the North Carolina House announced his resignation Monday, further thinning out the veteran GOP governance team next year when combined with the upcoming departure of Speaker Tim Moore. Rep. Jason Saine of Lincoln...

Pennsylvania lawmakers pass nearly $48B budget almost 2 weeks late

Jul. 11, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers ground through a flurry of votes Thursday to approve a budget deal, nearly two weeks into the new fiscal year after being slowed by disagreements during closed-door negotiations over Democrats' push for more public schools aid. The...

Maryland governor proposes nearly $149M in midyear budget cuts

Jul. 10, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's administration proposed nearly $149 million in midyear spending reductions on Wednesday to steer more money to help fund child care and Medicaid as state officials continue to wrestle with budget challenges. Moore will present the...

'This is break glass in case of emergency stuff': Analysts alarmed by threats to US data gathering

Jul. 09, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

Inadequate funding and controversial measures in a budget bill could threaten what Americans know about themselves through federal data gathering, statisticians and demographers warn in a new report and a letter to U.S. congressional leaders. “Our bottom-line assessment is that...

German government averts crisis with budget agreement for Europe’s largest economy

Jul. 05, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday it has reached agreement on the budget for 2025 and a stimulus package for Europe’s largest economy, easing a monthslong squabble that threatened to upend Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s center-left coalition. Scholz, a Social Democrat,...

California Legislature votes to ask voters for permission borrow $20 billion for climate, schools

Jul. 03, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mired in a stream of multi-billion dollar budget deficits, the California Legislature on Wednesday turned to voters for help. Lawmakers voted to place a pair of $10 billion bonds on the November ballot. If approved, the money would pay for the building of...

At half a mile a week, Texas border wall will take around 30 years and $20 billion to build

Jul. 03, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

Three years after Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas would take the extraordinary step of building a state-funded wall along the Mexico border, he has 34 miles of steel bollards to show for it. That infrastructure — which has so far run up a price tag of some $25 million per mile —...

California budgets up to $12 million for reparations bills, a milestone in atoning for racist legacy

Jul. 03, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California plans to spend up to $12 million on reparations legislation under a budget signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, marking a milestone in the state's efforts to atone for a legacy of racism and discrimination against Black Californians. The...