Latest Government budgets News

Biden's top economic aide leaving White House

Feb. 02, 2023 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's top economic adviser, Brian Deese, is leaving his post. Biden said Thursday in a statement that Deese would step down as director of the White House National Economic Council. That position had him coordinating policy across the government...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 01, 2023 20:25 PM EST

Kenosha News. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Frosty state budget process begins The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 01, 2023 19:28 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Allow gun bans in public spaces St. Paul rec center shooting spotlights the need for change in state law. Following a horrific shooting outside a St. Paul recreation center, Mayor Melvin Carter...

Hochul's $227B budget helps NYC transit, migrant response

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed dramatic spending to help New York City handle a wave of international migrants and to stabilize its reeling public transit system with her $227 billion state budget Wednesday, even as she warned of tougher economic times ahead. ...

DeSantis injects politics into $115B Florida budget proposal

Feb. 01, 2023 17:29 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis promised tax relief Wednesday on children’s books, pet food and even the gas stoves that have become a rallying cry for Republicans while assuring that the state has plenty of reserves to withstand any economic downturn. He's...

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore emphasizes public service in speech

Feb. 01, 2023 13:57 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore emphasized commitment to public service in his first State of the State speech Wednesday, highlighting his proposal to create a service year program for high school graduates that he said will be the first of its kind in the nation. ...

Vermont sheriff takes office while facing investigations

Feb. 01, 2023 11:49 AM EST

The new sheriff in Vermont’s Franklin County is taking office Wednesday while facing two investigations. Incoming Sheriff John Grismore was fired from a job as a captain in the Franklin County sheriff's department in August after video surfaced of him kicking a shackled prisoner....

India to raise spending on job creation ahead of election

Feb. 01, 2023 06:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government presented to Parliament on Wednesday an annual budget of $550 billion that calls for ramping up capital spending by 33% to spur economic growth and create jobs ahead of a general election next year. Finance...

Ohio governor advocates child tax deduction, school vouchers

Jan. 31, 2023 21:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wellness and opportunities of Ohio's children drive a state budget proposal that includes offering a $2,500 child tax deduction, expanding school vouchers, investing in mental health and spending $2.5 billion to prepare large sites for economic development, Gov. Mike...

Oregon's new governor requests $1B for housing spending

Jan. 31, 2023 19:45 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's recently inaugurated Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek plans to ask lawmakers to allocate more than $1 billion to housing and hundreds of millions more to mental health and education, unveiling her strategy for tackling the state's most pressing crises in a budget proposal...