State budgets

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Kevin Stitt, candidate for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma Governor, speaks in Guthrie, Okla. Stitt is among a large group of Republicans running for the nomination for Oklahoma Governor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday were winnowing a crowded field of candidates seeking the state's top job following an eight-year reign of Republican dominance. With no race for the U.S. Senate this cycle, much of the money and attention has focused on the 15 candidates trying to...
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June 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up a budget a week before Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year starts. It's an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget is...
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June 22, 2018 - 8:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's budget legislation (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Pennsylvania has budget peace, for now, and spending authorization intact a week early for the upcoming fiscal year. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed a $32.7 billion budget package, avoiding...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, addresses reporters outside his state Capitol office in Springfield, Ill. For years, Rauner has been ubiquitous on all things related to the Illinois budget. Not this year. Lawmakers whisked through a $38.5 billion spending plan this week with barely a mention of the Republican governor's name. Gone were the demands for business-friendly structural changes in exchange for budget which forced a historic stalemate for his first 2 and a half years in office. (AP Photo/John O'Connor File)
June 01, 2018 - 11:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' new state budget relies on more than $400 million in savings from a new pension buyout plan that finance experts caution is highly speculative and may not save as much money as lawmakers say. The budget sailed through the Legislature this week on a bipartisan vote, and...
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May 31, 2018 - 2:55 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story May 30 about Virginia expanding Medicaid, The Associated Press misspelled the House Speaker Kirk Cox's name. It is Kirk, not Kick. A corrected version of the story is below: Gridlock over: Virginia lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion Ending years of partisan...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, state Sen. Bob Krist, of Omaha, speaks during debate in the Legislative Chamber in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting his conservative credentials on the national stage as he prepares for re-election. He faces fellow Republican Krystal Gabel in the Tuesday, May 15 primary. The Democratic primary field is composed of Krist, university instructor Tyler Davis and community activist Vanessa Ward, all of Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
May 15, 2018 - 9:38 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting his conservative credentials on the national stage as he prepares for a showdown with the winner of Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. The Republican governor has made recent appearances at the National Rifle Association's annual...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question as he discusses his proposed 2018-19 state budget at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Brown is preparing to release his last state budget proposal. His revised spending plan to be published Friday, May 11, 2018, will kick off a month of negotiations with the Legislature about how to spend a growing budget surplus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $137.6 billion general fund budget for California Friday amid surging revenues, kicking off his last round of negotiations with Democratic legislative leaders. Brown's latest budget is up nearly $6 billion from his earlier proposal in January...
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Striking Arizona teachers dressed in red, pack the Arizona House gallery in Phoenix as they applaud lawmakers from both parties hailing them for their efforts to get more school funding in this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 photo.Teachers are in the fifth day of a statewide strike. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
May 02, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms. The Republican-controlled...
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Striking teachers silently cheer using their hands to follow decorum on not clapping or verbally reacting from the Senate gallery while senators meet in Senate chambers in Phoenix, Ariz., Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 30, 2018 - 7:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered for the third day at the Capitol on Monday to protest low pay and school funding, and many schools around the state remained closed, while the Legislature prepared to introduce a budget package that gives them raises but falls short of other...
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In this April 16, 2018 photo, Washington, D.C., native Callie Gonyea, a second-year teacher at Ellis Elementary School in Denver, joined about 400 other teachers at a protest at the Colorado state Capitol. Colorado teachers are calling for higher salaries and increase funding for schools, prompting some voters to question where the state's taxes on marijuana are going. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
April 27, 2018 - 2:31 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state's booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems. The 2012 voter-approved constitutional amendment that allowed adults to buy marijuana...
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