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Wisconsin GOP: Rewrite constitution to limit governor's veto

Jul. 9, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans want to rewrite the state constitution to prohibit the governor from using his veto pen to increase spending without legislative approval, marking another skirmish in the GOP's battle to diminish Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' powers. The Wisconsin Constitution gives...

What to do when back to school bites you in the budget

Jul. 9, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

The start of a new school year can be hard on the budget. There are costs you might expect (replacing worn-out binders, outgrown clothes, an outdated laptop) and ones you don't (a budding interest in a travel sport, say, or a fundraiser or birthday cupcakes). "Parents think they're going to get a bonus because...

What to do when back to school bites you in the budget

Jul. 9, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

It might seem like you've been saving for back to school since you packed your children's backpacks last fall. But after replacing worn-out erasers, outgrown clothes and an outdated laptop, you may still feel the financial pinch. And then there are items for which you didn't budget. Maybe it's a budding interest...

State budget among host of new laws taking effect on July 1

Jun. 30, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new state budget, a slightly higher fee for ride-hailing services and permission for young students to self-apply sunscreen while at school are among a host of new laws set to take effect in Connecticut. July 1 marks the first of several key dates when a large number of new laws...

Governor signs $34 billion 'divided government' budget

Jun. 28, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf signed a $34 billion compromise budget Friday after lawmakers wrapped up the week with a flurry of votes on hundreds of pages of legislation that in some cases drew angry protests from his fellow Democrats. Fueled by strong tax collections, the budget boosts aid to...

The Latest: Wolf signs $34B 'divided government' budget

Jun. 28, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the finishing touches of Pennsylvania's 2019-20 state budget (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a $34 billion compromise state budget after Pennsylvania lawmakers wrapped up the week with a flurry of votes. Wolf made the announcement Friday, shortly...

The Latest: Key school bill blocked as budget deadline looms

Jun. 27, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on budget-related legislation moving through Pennsylvania's Legislature before the 2019-2020 fiscal year starts July 1 (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A key budget-related bill that guides education policy has hit opposition at the 11th hour in Pennsylvania's House of...

House OKs budget bill after stiff criticism by Democrats

Jun. 25, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's House of Representatives passed the main bill in a just-unveiled $34 billion compromise budget plan on Tuesday, despite hard criticism by rank-and-file Democrats that included a floor fight over whether they could criticize the package for lacking a minimum wage...

Governor vetoes $100M private schools bill in Pennsylvania

Jun. 18, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing budget-season legislation to substantially ramp up taxpayer support for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania. In Wolf's veto message Tuesday, he questioned why Pennsylvania should expand a tax credit that subsidizes private institutions while the...

Toomey wades into fight over $100M private schools bill

Jun. 17, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey waded into a budget fight in Pennsylvania on Monday over substantially expanding state taxpayer support for private and religious schools that is stoking pushback from public school advocates. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to veto the measure, but Toomey,...