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NC budget, immigration bills finalized as session ends

Jul. 01, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up its chief work session for the year on Friday by finalizing proposed state budget adjustments for the new fiscal year, crossing off other must-do legislation but leaving some big policy matters unresolved or thwarted. ...

Puerto Rico board approves budget as legislators quibble

Jul. 01, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal control board that oversees the finances of Puerto Rico’s government approved a $12.4 billion general fund budget Thursday for the U.S. territory after legislators failed to approve one amid intense bickering. The board’s version of the...

Live updates | Trudeau: Canada to up Latvia troop presence

Jun. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: ___ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will increase Canada's troop presence in Latvia as part of NATO’s commitment to strengthen its deterrence measures along...

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It's not biggest culprit

Jun. 26, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 23, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The Advocate. June 19, 2022. Editorial: With a gusher of federal funds, it’s back to the future for free-spending legislators The secret of happiness has been found at the State Capitol. Spend an extra $3 billion. “Quite frankly I am...

Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota cope with inflation

Jun. 23, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen called Thursday for tax cuts and a clampdown on government spending and regulations to help Minnesotans cope with the highest inflation rate in 40 years. Inflation is already dominating election campaigns...

EXPLAINER: How Biden's proposed gas tax holiday would work

Jun. 22, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stubbornly high gas prices that average about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. If savings from the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas are fully passed...

Senate OKs enhanced benefits for vets exposed to burn pits

Jun. 16, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday approved a sweeping expansion of health care and disability benefits for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in response to concerns about their exposure to toxic burn pits. Passage of the bill by a vote of 84-14 sets a course that could help...

Biden's challenge: Inflation overshadows robust job gains

Jun. 03, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware (AP) — President Joe Biden came before the television cameras Friday to celebrate yet another month of healthy job growth and low unemployment and the fastest pace of hiring in four decades under his watch. “The job market,” the president declared,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 02, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 1, 2022. Editorial: South Carolina’s poster child for magistrate reform strikes again The last time we checked in with South Carolina’s best-known ethically challenged magistrate, the S.C. Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel...