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Seattle to invest record $110M in affordable housing

Dec. 10, 2019 10:20 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday that the city this year will invest a record amount of $110 million into affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the funding will go toward the construction and redevelopment of 1,944 new units across the city. Durkan stressed the urgent...

Tax credits to improve affordable housing in Maine

Dec. 8, 2019 1:50 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — An independent state authority that deals with housing issues in Maine says it has been awarded nearly $4 million in federal low-income housing tax credits for several projects in the state. MaineHousing director Daniel Brennan says the tax credits are an important way to spur...

WV House to return for special session later this month

Dec. 6, 2019 5:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates will reconvene later this month to continue the second special legislative session, officials said Friday. Republican House Speaker Roger Hanshaw on Friday issued a call for the chamber to meet Monday, Dec. 16, at noon. A spokesman for the House...

Education Secretary pushes school vouchers at Arizona event

Dec. 5, 2019 3:18 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday touted her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students, telling a room of supportive parents and lobbyists that it would improve the quality of education. DeVos praised Arizona's devotion to school choice programs...

Klobuchar returns to Iowa with plan for a changing economy

Dec. 5, 2019 6:33 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Thursday rolled out a plan to help Americans succeed in a changing economy, as she returns to Iowa looking to quickly build support with weeks to go before the first votes are cast for the party's 2020 nomination. The Minnesota senator's...

Skyscraper developer submits tax-stabilization agreement

Nov. 27, 2019 12:33 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developer of a 46-story Rhode Island skyscraper could receive $25 million in tax breaks if a city tax-stabilization agreement is approved. The Fane Organization has filed the application from the city of Providence and asks for the tax breaks over 20 years. The project is also...

Southwest Airlines receives tax credits for Denver expansion

Nov. 24, 2019 2:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Southwest Airlines has received $12.5 million in tax credits for a major expansion that could bring 1,000 new jobs to Denver International Airport over the next eight years. The Dallas-based airline chose Denver over Nashville, Tennessee and Houston for its expansion. In order to receive the...

Capitol Watch: Bills-in-limbo test Cuomo’s liberal politics

Nov. 23, 2019 10:46 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s veto season in Albany. After an unusually busy year in the state legislature following a Democratic takeover of the Senate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to sign or veto 373 of the approximately 900 bills passed by lawmakers in 2019. Cuomo has vetoed just 26 bills so far this...

WV lawmakers return, fast-track bills

Nov. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are making quick work of their second special session after legislators say the governor sprung a series of bills on them with little warning. The House of Delegates and Senate on Monday approved a measure to stop expunging DUI convictions and passed a bill...

Norcross defends tax breaks at hearing where critic removed

Nov. 18, 2019 9:16 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey’s most influential Democratic powerbrokers disputed corruption allegations at a legislative hearing Monday where a woman organizing protests against him was dragged from the room by state police. George Norcross is an executive at insurance broker Conner Strong...