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  • Rauner cuts spending from already-approved projects

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has cut $68 million in already-funded road construction or other bricks-and-mortar projects. The cuts came on the eve of a new fiscal year set to begin without a budget agreement between the Republican governor and the Democratic-...
  • As Export-Import Bank charter expires, backers warn of economic damage

    As Export-Import Bank charter expires, backers warn of economic damage
    As the charter of the Export-Import Bank was set to expire Tuesday, supporters warned of economic damage if Congress doesn't act quickly to reauthorize the federal agency when lawmakers return next week from a holiday recess. "We are undermining...
  • Rauner personnel agency says full payroll could be met

    A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's personnel agency has concluded that he should continue paying state employees full wages during a budget impasse. The letter from attorney Michael Basil of the Department...
  • How A Connecticut Budget Is Passed

    How A Connecticut Budget Is Passed
    All the Democratic legislators, which is most of them, lock themselves in a room. Republicans aren’t allowed in, so about a third of the state’s taxpayers are not represented and have no say. The governor and the legislators line up to the...
  • Democrats, public school advocates call for budget changes

    Democrats and public education advocates say they want to remove budget provisions that would provide special education vouchers and additional private school vouchers. Dozens of people gathered at the Capitol Tuesday to blast education funding plans...
  • 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-...
  • Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting

    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing. The court said it will consider in...
  • Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

    In a rare bipartisan scene at the White House, President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts....
  • Connecticut lawmakers approve late state budget changes

    Connecticut lawmakers approved some late changes early Tuesday morning to the new Democratic state budget that had drawn criticism from major state employers because of its tax increases on businesses and others. "We did hear the voices of those who...
  • Countdown to a clash over Pennsylvania budget

    Countdown to a clash over Pennsylvania budget
    HARRISBURG — Four months. Four days. A matter of hours. Four months is how long Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf tried to sell the public on his $33.8 billion budget that raises and lowers several taxes. Four days is how long it took Republican...
  • NC House refuses for now to back Greensboro council changes

    The North Carolina House has refused for now to accept a Senate plan to rework Greensboro's city council districts, change how voters choose members and reduce the mayor's power. The House on Monday night rejected the Senate version of a bill that...