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In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a malnourished boy sits on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen. Houthi rebels in Yemen have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country — a strong-arm tactic to force the agency to give them greater control over the massive humanitarian campaign, along with a cut of billions of dollars in foreign assistance, according to aid officials and internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Yemen's Houthi rebels impeding UN aid flow, demand a cut

Feb. 19, 2020 7:56 AM EST

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country — a strong-arm tactic to force the agency to give them greater control over the massive humanitarian campaign, along with a cut of billions of dollars in foreign assistance, according...

Pritzker's budget to boost spending amid calls for restraint

Feb. 19, 2020 7:52 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker must walk a fine line between hopes for additional spending and calls for restraint when he proposes his second annual budget Wednesday after a whirlwind first year in office in which he saw many of his promises enacted. The Democrat already has promised to...

Eurogroup President and Portugal's Finance Minister Mario Centeno, second left, meets with European Council President Charles Michel, second right, at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

Warnings of 'voodoo statistics' as EU budget battle looms

Feb. 19, 2020 4:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — After almost two years of sparring, the European Union was girding itself Wednesday for perhaps the final round of the bloc’s traditional budget slug-fest at what is shaping up as a potentially long and fiery summit to thrash out Europe’s spending plans for the next seven...

Wisconsin Senate to vote on $250 million tax cut

Feb. 19, 2020 12:15 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An $250 million income tax proposal authored by Republicans was up for approval in the Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has not yet said whether he would sign the measure into law. Republicans were moving swiftly to pass the tax cut. The Assembly...

Wisconsin Assembly calls for constitutional convention

Feb. 18, 2020 9:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, despite arguments against from Democrats who called such a move dangerous. Wisconsin would become the 16th state to pass...

Analyst urges California to reject switch to short probation

Feb. 18, 2020 8:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to sharply reduce the time a convict is under supervised release could wind up sending more criminals to jail or prison, the reverse of what he intends, the nonpartisan legislative analyst said Tuesday. It recommended that California lawmakers reject...

Alaska House subcommittee advances plan to restore ferries

Feb. 18, 2020 6:58 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska state House lawmakers took a first step to bolster funding to the Alaska Marine Highway System in an attempt to restore ferry service to stranded communities. Members of a House Transportation subcommitteeadvanced a proposal foran additional $11.3 million appropriation last...

New Mexico state senators back tuition-free college plan

Feb. 18, 2020 6:41 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Revisions to New Mexico's budget plan released Tuesday would set aside money for the governor's tuition-free college initiative and dial back average teacher raises to 4% instead of 5% as originally proposed. The Senate's spending measure increases general fund spending by $536...

New Mexico OK's trust fund for early childhood initiatives

Feb. 18, 2020 5:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation that she says will clear the way for a monumental investment in the health, education and well-being of the state's youngest children. The creation of the early childhood trust fund was among the Democratic governor's top...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Okla. A state panel led by Gov. Stitt certified on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, a relatively flat budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and the governor is urging the Legislature to use caution while drafting a state spending plan. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP File0

Stitt issues warning amid flat Oklahoma budget projections

Feb. 18, 2020 4:28 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state panel led by Gov. Kevin Stitt certified on Tuesday a relatively flat budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and the governor urged the Legislature to use caution while drafting a state spending plan. The State Board of Equalization certified the Legislature will have about $8.2...