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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Florida legislators reach deal on money for hospitals

    Florida legislators racing against the clock on a new state budget struck a deal Friday on a $2 billion plan to steer money to more than 200 hospitals that treat large numbers of low-income patients. House and Senate budget negotiators will sink $400...
  • Winners, losers from Alaska's legislative session

    The state of Alaska avoided a partial shutdown of state government when both chambers of the Legislature passed a compromise budget. If Gov. Bill Walker signs off on the $5 billion operating budget, it means more than 10,000 state workers won't get pink...
  • Back-to-school sales tax holiday may be longer this year

    Florida lawmakers, rushing to reach a final deal on a new budget over the next few days, may wind up passing roughly $400 million of tax cuts that include a 10-day back-to-school sales tax holiday. Republican leaders who had been at odds for weeks over...
  • Instead of bombing bridges abroad, we should building new ones at home

    More spending on the military is not what this country needs. A Republican-backed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2016 has passed the House of Representatives. It would raise military spending over current levels. President Barack Obama is...
  • Major hurdles remain as lawmakers press on in budget talks

    Major hurdles remain as lawmakers press on in budget talks
    TALLAHASSEE – Top House and Senate budget negotiators met Thursday and finalized spending plans for the courts and most state agencies, but major differences still need to be resolved to get to a final budget deal and avert a partial government...
  • APNewsBreak: Kansas budget chief lays out possible cuts

    Kansas would likely be forced to lay off prison guards, cut aid to public schools and reduce payments to health care providers and nursing homes if legislators don't increase taxes, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director told GOP lawmakers...
  • State budget gaps force longer sessions in some legislatures

    With budget deadlines looming for nearly all states, disagreements over closing deficits or expanding Medicaid are forcing several legislatures to extend their sessions. The number of states in which lawmakers and governors are at odds over budget...
  • Florida legislators still divided over key spending items

    With time running out, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature enters the second week of its special session divided over key spending items dealing with everything from schools to land conservation. Lawmakers were meeting again Sunday as they race...
  • House, Senate budget talks bog down in Sunday session

     House, Senate budget talks bog down in Sunday session
    TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers made little progress in Sunday budget negotiating sessions and enter the last fortnight of the special session still needing to bridge large gaps between the House and Senate on health care, education and environmental...
  • Lawmakers begin to piece together state budget

    Lawmakers begin to piece together state budget
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers began to put the pieces of the budget together Saturday, a process that has taken longer this year than any time over the past 23 years. House and Senate negotiators traded offers on spending plans, but major disagreement...
  • Lawmakers absent as special session heats up

    Lawmakers absent as special session heats up
    TALLAHASSEE – The fate of Florida’s budget, the uninsured, tax cuts and the nature of the delivery of health care in the state hangs in the balance during the special session, but a handful of lawmakers elected for the express purpose of...