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NJ lawmakers greenlight $4.5B in debt to shore up budget

Sep. 28, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey legislative leaders on Monday gave final approval to $4.5 billion in new state debt they and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy sought to plug budget holes stemming from the virus outbreak. The four-person Select Commission on Emergency COVID-19 Borrowing unanimously approved a...

PM: Polish economy may shrink less than 3.5% this year

Sep. 28, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's economy could decline less than 3.5% this year even despite the coronavirus pandemic, while next year should see a definite rebound, the country's prime minister declared Monday. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke after a government meeting that amended this...

This photo from Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, shows the new meditation room on the basement floor of the Kansas Statehouse. Former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback created a meditation room in 2012 on the building's second floor, but Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly moved it to create more space for her staff so that they could social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas Capitol meditation room moved to create staff space

Sep. 28, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has moved a Kansas Statehouse meditation room created by Republicans as a place for prayer and reflection to a less-visible space to create more room for her staff to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. The new meditation room is on the northwest...

Diners eat lunch before the closure of restaurants and bars, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Sept. 27, 2020. As restaurants and bars in Marseille prepared Sunday to shut down for a week as part of scattered new French virus restrictions, Health Minister Olivier Veran insisted that the country plans no fresh lockdowns. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France to release $49 billion in economic stimulus next year

Sep. 28, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's government presented its 2021 budget on Monday, a plan that aims to rescue the country's beleaguered economy from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by injecting a 42 billion-euro ($49 billion) stimulus next year. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said “we are convinced that...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 28, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. Sept 27, 2020 Dallas budget fight did real political damage City Council got little for the pain. To look at the ugly 9-6 split vote and the very real, if short-lived, danger that the Dallas City Council would fail to approve its budget, you would be forgiven for thinking a lot was at...

A woman wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 infection casts her vote in local elctions in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Polls have opened in Romania’s municipal election, which is being seen as a test of how the next general election on Dec. 6 will unfold for the country’s minority-led government. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Romania's ruling party upbeat after municipal elections

Sep. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls published in Romania Sunday after voting ended in the country’s municipal elections indicated that the balance of power in European Union member state is unlikely to shift in the next general election set for Dec. 6. About 19 million registered voters chose...

Indiana increased public pension assets despite pandemic

Sep. 27, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s public pension funds for state and local government employees, including teachers, has apparently weathered the financial markets’ volatility during the coronavirus pandemic, new data from the state show. The General Assembly’s Pension Management...

State lawmakers trying to get back to work

Sep. 27, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's state legislature could start getting back to work soon, the House Speaker says. The House Finance Committee is aiming to meet Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus shut down the legislative session in mid-March, Speaker Nicholas Mattiello told The...

Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators kneel in prayer at a rally on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally

Sep. 26, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence Saturday, though they are investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face. Separately, police...

University of Delaware to make layoffs amid $250M budget gap

Sep. 26, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — The University of Delaware has announced that layoffs and other cost-cutting measures are needed to reduce a $250 million budget deficit this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Journal reports that the staff layoffs announced Thursday don't apply to faculty members. Other...