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  • Senate, McCrory OK state government funds until budget done

    A stop-gap spending measure to keep North Carolina state government operating for the next six weeks won final approval and was signed into law Tuesday, one day before the start of the new budget year. The state Senate approved the continuing spending...
  • Amid prevailing wage hiatus, W.Va. GOP leader may eye repeal

    West Virginia's prevailing wage for public construction projects is temporarily disappearing as of Wednesday, and Senate President Bill Cole says Republicans could scrap the wage altogether next year if it's not reconfigured how they envisioned....
  • Pat Toomey airs first television ad

    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey is airing his first television ad of the 2016 Senate race.  The 30-second spot, which hits the airwaves in Pittsburgh today, is focused on the same theme as a web ad released by his campaign in May. It touts the freshman...
  • Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning

    Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning
    HARTFORD — After a month of complaints from major corporations, the state Senate narrowly approved a budget implementation bill late Monday night that pulls back some proposed business tax increases and funnels an additional $30 million to cash-...
  • Former Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker sworn in as U.S. attorney

    Former Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker sworn in as U.S. attorney
    Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker was sworn in Monday as the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. The oath of office was administered by U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell during a private ceremony, according to...
  • Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for US workers

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, June 26: Now that Congress has authorized President Barack Obama to negotiate trade agreements on its behalf, both the White House and lawmakers must ensure that the deals he...
  • Gas tax increase gains momentum in Washington Legislature

    House and Senate transportation leaders said Sunday that they have finalized details of a multi-billion dollar transportation revenue package that includes an incremental increase in the gas tax. Democratic House Transportation Chairwoman Judy Clibborn...
  • Taxes, education debated as lawmakers near budget deadline

    A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. The Senate moved...
  • Today: Pa. lawmakers convene for budget, liquor could be on the table

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawmakers headed back to work in the Capitol on Sunday with expectations the Republican majority may soon send the Democratic governor a state budget and other legislation he appeared likely to veto. The House's...
  • Senate showing its age lately

    WASHINGTON The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older? It's both. So there's no reason to become alarmed that some wave of infirmity is taking over the place, just because three of its 100...
  • Gov. Scott drops Medicaid lawsuit with federal government

    Gov. Scott drops Medicaid lawsuit with federal government
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott is withdrawing his lawsuit alleging the Obama administration was “coercing” him to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act by ending a separate voluntary Medicaid program. The Low Income Pool...