State budgets

In this July 17, 2017 photo, Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes, D-Grand Terrace, listens at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers will grapple for the first time as a group with a growing sexual misconduct scandal when they return to Sacramento. Reyes sits on the Assembly subcommittee tasked with re-writing the Legislature's sexual harassment policies. She was sharply critical during a hearing last month of the Assembly's policy of not tracking sexual harassment complaints, only investigations. She wants to mandate better tracking by the Legislature and by all employers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 02, 2018 - 1:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will grapple for the first time as a group with a growing sexual misconduct scandal when they return to Sacramento on Wednesday. The 2018 legislative year will bring debates over legislation to boost protections for victims and people who report sexual...
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, checks his notes as the leader of main opposition New Democracy party Kyriakos Mitsotakis leaves the podium during a parliament debate in Athens, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Greek lawmakers are set to vote Tuesday on the country's 2018 budget, which includes further austerity measures beyond the official end of Greece's third international bailout next summer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
December 19, 2017 - 4:23 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament on Tuesday approved the 2018 state budget, which includes further austerity measures beyond the official end of the country's third international bailout next summer. All 153 lawmakers from the left-led governing coalition backed the budget measures in a...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, along with Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer participates in a humanitarian award ceremony at the statehouse in Topeka, Kans. Brownback remains the governor of Kansas while he awaits U.S. Senate confirmation to take an ambassador post in the administration of President Donald Trump. But he has allowed Colyer to make major decisions for the administration, leading to an awkward situation in running the state. (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
December 06, 2017 - 6:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination this summer to an ambassador's post, the fellow Republican destined to succeed him as governor ducked policy questions by declaring, "There's one governor at a time." Four months later, some people in Kansas think they have two...
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November 24, 2017 - 11:02 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking an effort by Pennsylvania's cash-strapped state government to shut down a state-created medical malpractice insurer of last resort if it doesn't hand over $200 million from its reserves. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner this week...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy arrives to a campaign event in Edison, N.J. Murphy defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 12, 2017 - 10:53 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrats have hit the political trifecta in New Jersey and Washington state, seizing complete control of the governor's office and legislative chambers in the 2017 elections. Time to let fly with a big liberal agenda? Maybe, but taking a few modest steps to the left is...
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MISSOURI ROAD FUNDS 110617: Chart shows how Missouri highway funds have been diverted to other agencies over 15 years; 1c x 4 inches; with related stories; JEM; ETA 7 a.m. SOURCE: Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication.
November 06, 2017 - 1:32 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The revenue generated by a 2004 voter-approved initiative in Missouri to fund better highways and bridges has not been enough to cover the bond payments it authorized for hundreds of projects, putting the state in a more precarious position for future transportation...
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October 26, 2017 - 11:09 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania House's vote on a gambling expansion bill (all times local): 11 a.m. The Pennsylvania House is sending a just-unveiled plan to expand casino-style gambling to truck stops, online portals, airports and 10 new mini-casino sites to the desk of Gov...
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October 25, 2017 - 7:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's budget votes (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Lawmakers are approving $650 million in university aid as they scramble to break a four-month stalemate over fixing Pennsylvania's deficit-riddled finances. The House on Wednesday approved...
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October 23, 2017 - 10:16 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Amid a four-month budget standoff, the Pennsylvania Senate is returning to the Capitol to confront a House budget-balancing plan that falls well short of what Senate leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf had sought. Monday's session day could start a long week for senators...
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People dressed as zombies film a short movie for Together Oklahoma in protest of the state's budget situation outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)
October 21, 2017 - 6:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anti-tax "zombies" in Oklahoma were stopped outside the entrance to the state Capitol on Saturday in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases to prevent cuts to health, education and other services. The event by Together Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Policy Institute was...
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