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Maryland budget with added education funds advances

Mar. 13, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland would begin investing in a 10-year blueprint to improve public schools, using an education spending bump endorsed Wednesday by the House of Delegates for the coming fiscal year. The House gave preliminary approval to a $46.7 billion budget, along legislation in tandem with...

Montana jobless rate rises to 3.8 percent in January

Mar. 11, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.8 percent in January, with state officials saying the likely cause is the federal government shutdown. Montana's jobless rate is still lower than the national rate of 4 percent. Gov. Steve Bullock said in a statement Monday the...

Tri-state area school districts face bus driver shortage

Mar. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EST

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — The wheels on the bus might go round and round, but the reality for many districts in the tri-state area is that there is a significant need for the drivers of those buses. The dearth of school bus drivers arguably is felt most greatly in large districts that have expansive geographic...

International Women's Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

Mar. 8, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further...

Idaho individual income tax collections start to increase

Mar. 7, 2019 7:37 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's individual income tax returns came in higher than expected in February, marking the first time that's happened since the start of the fiscal year. State officials have blamed the lagging income tax revenues on people not withholding enough from their paychecks after the state's...

New Mexico eyes salary for nation's only unpaid legislature

Mar. 6, 2019 9:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The nation's only unsalaried legislature is reconsidering its volunteer work ethic. The New Mexico House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed a constitutional amendment that would do away with the state's prohibition on legislative compensation and create a commission to set...

The Latest: New Mexico House seeks salaries for legislators

Mar. 6, 2019 6:37 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on activity in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A proposal to provide salaries to state legislators for the first time has been endorsed by the New Mexico House of Representatives. The 44-24 vote of the House on Wednesday advances the measure to the...

Republicans criticize Democrat Evers for paying aides more

Mar. 5, 2019 12:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some Republicans are criticizing Democratic Gov. Tony Evers after state records showed that that his administration is paying 11 top aides at least 10 percent more than their predecessors were paid under former GOP Gov. Scott Walker. Twenty-seven of Evers' aides are set to make a total...

Sri Lanka government boosts budget ahead of elections

Mar. 5, 2019 11:17 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday proposed increases in spending on public servants and incentives to boost agriculture and fisheries in a new national budget, which opposition lawmakers criticized as an attempt to attract voters ahead of a presidential election this year. Finance...

Jury selection begins in Vegas Sands lawsuit worth millions

Mar. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for a trial to determine how much casino corporation Las Vegas Sands Corp. has to pay to a Hong Kong businessman for helping the company open its first resort in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. Clark County District Court Judge Rob Bare and attorneys for...