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Lawmakers unveil $13.1B state budget proposal

Jun. 18, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have proposed a $13.1 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that boosts spending on social services and education. The House Finance Committee proposal unveiled Thursday night is almost $2 billion bigger than...

Arizona GOP budget holdouts near win on tax cut changes

Jun. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A pair of Republican Arizona lawmakers who objected to a $1.9 billion tax cut in a $12.8 billion GOP budget deal were close Thursday to winning major concessions that would secure their support for the spending plan before the whole deal came to a halt over the tax cut's...

Republicans juggle deficit, pandemic and schools in budget

Jun. 17, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to assemble a budget plan that would use billions in federal pandemic relief and surplus state tax dollars to help prop up existing programs, boost aid to public schools and inject cash into sectors hard-hit by the...

Heads of Wisconsin's largest school districts 'dismayed'

Jun. 15, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The superintendents of Wisconsin's five largest school districts told members of the Legislature on Tuesday that they're “dismayed” that $2.3 billion in federal aid is at risk because of low funding for K-12 schools. Superintendents of the...

House accedes to Senate on 'divisive concepts' budget insert

Jun. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House budget negotiators on Tuesday went along with the Senate version of a provision that would prohibit teaching school children or public employees that one race is superior to another or that one inherently discriminates against another. The...

New Mexico education department mistake shuffles $35 million

Jun. 15, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials accepted a federal decision barring them from taxing millions in federal aid sent to school districts near tribal areas and military bases. Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart said Tuesday that the...

House negotiators agree to abortion ban, school vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House negotiators on Monday agreed with the Senate’s proposal to include a ban on late-term abortions and a school voucher program in the state budget. On Friday, the team of negotiators from both chambers quickly agreed to move forward with the...

Gov. Baker releases $2.65 billion capital budget plan

Jun. 14, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker released a $2.65 billion capital budget plan Monday that he said would make substantial investments in housing, transportation and education, among others. Baker said as the state emerges from the pandemic, the capital plan would...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Why are the Indians withholding their top name-change options? The Cleveland Indians recently announced that they’d narrowed down the list of possible new team names to 1,198. What are those names?...

Florida recovering from $54.5M shortfall amid pandemic

Jun. 11, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s athletic department had a $54.5 million shortfall during the 2020-21 fiscal year because of the coronavirus pandemic, significant financial losses the Gators were able to weather with a supplement from the Southeastern Conference and a sizeable reserve....