State budgets

July 18, 2018 - 4:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is blocking a third attempt in as many years by Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to take at least $200 million in surplus cash from a state-chartered medical malpractice insurer of last resort. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner on Wednesday sided again...
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announces he is vetoing $16 million from the state budget because part of the money goes to Planned Parenthood at a news conference Friday, July 6, 2018, in Columbia, S.C. McMaster made a campaign promise no taxpayer money would go to any group that performs abortions. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
July 06, 2018 - 6:40 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster removed $16 million for health care from the state budget, saying Friday he wanted to make sure no taxpayer money goes to abortion providers. The Republican governor said he was keeping a promise he made repeatedly as he campaigns for a full...
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July 05, 2018 - 9:16 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says he will sue a federal control board to resolve budget differences as the U.S. territory battles an 11-year recession. Ricardo Rossello said in a statement Thursday that he seeks an injunction to stop the board from imposing an $8.76 billion...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Cheech Marin speaks while introducing of a display featuring Chicano artwork from his personal collection at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, Wyo. Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. It must be fate. The money was tucked away in the $139 billion California budget Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday. The Cheech Marin Center...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown gestures toward a chart showing the increase in K-14 school funding, while discussing his revised 2018-19 state budget at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Brown is preparing to sign a $139 billion budget that marks a stark turnaround for a state he inherited in the throes of a financial crisis. Brown will sign a spending plan Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Los Angeles that boosts state savings to $16 billion thanks to a massive budget surplus. The budget boosts funding for higher education, increases welfare grants and creates more slots for subsidized child care. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 27, 2018 - 1:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown took a victory lap Wednesday after he signed a $139 billion California budget that marks a stark turnaround from the financial crisis he inherited almost eight years ago. Nearing the end of his second two-term stint as governor, Brown has celebrated the...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett, center, laughs as volunteer Sherri Boyd, right, pins a Cornett pin on volunteer Tom Caraway, left, during his watch party in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 12:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City mayor and a Tulsa businessman who ran as a political outsider are advancing to a runoff for the Republican nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor. Mick Cornett, a former four-term mayor, advanced to an Aug. 28 runoff with Kevin Stitt,...
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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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