Latest Executive branch News

Gianforte donates salary to facility treating drug addiction

Jun. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday that he will contribute his salary from the first quarter of 2021 to a Hardin facility treating substance abuse in southeast Montana. Gianforte, a multimillionaire, said last year he would donate his...

Austrian rubber products company opening site in Newnan

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — An Austrian rubber products company is expanding its presence in Georgia with a new headquarters and manufacturing site that is expected to create 70 jobs, the governor's office announced. Semperit Industrial Products is locating its headquarters for...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 16, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Awful ‘audit’ idea hatched by GOP in Pa. It seemed only a matter of time before Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania hopped on the “election audit” bandwagon. Turns out, they’ve...

Schmitt closes Sunshine complaint against Missouri governor

Jun. 14, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general has closed an open-records complaint filed against Gov. Mike Parson, citing the Republican governor's office as a client. At issue is a complaint filed by a Missouri news agency after Parson's office refused to provide...

Senate blocks confirmation of official accused of harassment

Jun. 11, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State senators blocked the leader of the state's affordable housing agency from keeping his job amid allegations he sexually harassed an employee. Louisiana Housing Corporation Executive Director Keith Cunningham was among four people who didn't...

Federal funding will help western Ky. town's water system

Jun. 11, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

EARLINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky city is receiving a $610,000 in federal funding to improve its water infrastructure. The city of Earlington in Hopkins County will use the money for water system improvements. The project will also get $390,000 in local matching...

Arkansas governor declares emergency because of flooding

Jun. 10, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday declared a state of emergency because of flooding in southeastern Arkansas. The governor's declaration comes after more than a foot of rain fell on some communities in a 24-hour period this week. Hutchinson's...

EU lawmakers threaten to sue, to speed up rule of law action

Jun. 10, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers threatened Thursday to sue the bloc’s executive branch within weeks if it fails to take action against countries allegedly violating democratic standards, notably Hungary and Poland. In a resolution, adopted by 506 votes to 150...

Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor

Jun. 09, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The new details revealed...

Biden administration reassessing part of Georgia health plan

Jun. 04, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Biden administration is reevaluating a plan by Georgia officials to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act as federal officials try to boost former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. In a...