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Governor signs next 2-year, $69B Ohio budget, with 25 vetoes

Jul. 18, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine approved a 4% cut in personal income taxes as part of Ohio's next state budget but vetoed 25 other items Thursday, including elements affecting Medicaid, education and young adult smokers. The $69 billion, two-year spending plan eliminates the income tax...

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul. 18, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions...

Belated budget with 4% income tax cut heads to Ohio governor

Jul. 17, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before...

ACLU of Alaska sues Gov. Dunleavy over court budget veto

Jul. 17, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A civil rights watchdog sued Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday over his budget veto of money for the state court system. The ACLU of Alaska claims Dunleavy's reduction of the Alaska Court System budget by $334,700 is an attack on the independent judiciary. "Gov. Dunleavy is...

Editorials from around New York

Jul. 17, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Follow the Emiratis' lead, out of Yemen The New York Times, July 15 The conflict in Yemen is unwinnable, dangerous for the region and remarkably cruel. So the drawdown of troops by the United Arab Emirates, the biggest outside ground...

The Latest: Lawmakers send belated state budget to governor

Jul. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's state budget (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the two-year state budget that lawmakers...

With budget deal absent, legislators consider stopgap plans

Jul. 16, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chances that a North Carolina budget standoff between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will be resolved soon appear small enough that GOP legislators are looking to spend more funds to keep state government humming, then possibly go home. Negotiations between Cooper...

Alaska State Arts Council shuts down after funding loss

Jul. 16, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday, making Alaska the only state without an arts council. About 50 people gathered to mark the passing of the organization, the Anchorage Daily News reported . Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican who took office in December,...

University of Alaska regents delay downsizing decisions

Jul. 15, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Monday postponed a decision that would have allowed administrators to bypass usual procedures for cutting programs and personnel. Regents face a 41% cut in state funding for the university but delayed declaring a "financial exigency"...

Sununu signs 1 marijuana bill, vetoes another

Jul. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past will be able to annul their convictions. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill establishing an annulment process for those convicted of possessing up to three-quarters of an...