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Burgum requests federal aid to deal with spring storm damage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid...

Idaho to receive $35.8 million in federal land payments

Jun. 23, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 44 counties will receive a combined $35.8 million under a program intended to offset the loss of property taxes on federally managed land within the state, the Interior Department announced Thursday. President Joe Biden in March signed an...

Arizona lawmakers approve bipartisan $18 billion budget

Jun. 23, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's legislature approved a bipartisan $18 billion spending plan early Thursday that will make substantial investments in public schools, build new highways and pay down long-term debts. Lawmakers in the House and Senate ended a months-long impasse, working...

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...

Arizona lawmakers begin hearings on state budget plan

Jun. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature began hearings Tuesday on a long-delayed state budget plan that was immediately panned by some Democrats and public school advocates for failing to use a huge surplus to significantly boost school funding. But the plan...

Clarification: Yellowstone-National-Park-Flooding story

Jun. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

In a story published June 18, 2022, The Associated Press reported that Yellowstone National Park was already due to receive funding from the Great American Outdoors Act, a 2020 law passed by Congress that authorizes nearly $3 billion for maintenance and other projects on public lands. The story...

Indiana gas tax increases while state eyes inflation relief

Jun. 20, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will see another increase in state gasoline taxes starting July 1 amid promises of inflation relief — including a proposal to issue direct payments to Indiana residents later this month. The state's residents will pay 62 cents per gallon in taxes on...

Yellowstone Park aims for quick reopening after floods

Jun. 20, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Most of Yellowstone National Park should reopen within the next two weeks — much faster than originally expected after record floods pounded the region last week and knocked out major roads, federal officials said. Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly...

Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover

Jun. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

FROMBERG, Mont. (AP) — With Yellowstone National Park pushing to reopen to tourists more quickly than anticipated after record floods pounded southern Montana, some of those hardest hit in the disaster live far from the famous park’s limelight and are leaning heavily on one another to pull...

Construction to begin on roadway, but legal fight remains

Jun. 19, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Construction is scheduled to begin this week on a long-planned road project in the south end of Burlington, Mayor Miro Weinberger said. The comments came after a federal judge lifted an order that blocked work on the first phase of what is known as the...