State budgets

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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October 04, 2017 - 12:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican plan to nearly double Pennsylvania's state hotel tax rate is getting a cool reception from rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives as lawmakers scrounge for cash to break a three-month state budget stalemate. A plan to vote on the proposal Wednesday...
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October 02, 2017 - 2:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers are back in the Pennsylvania Capitol amid a three-month-old budget stalemate, but optimism about an evolving proposal to fill a $2.2 billion revenue gap isn't translating into action. Rank-and-file members of the House Republican majority remained in the dark Monday...
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In this file photo taken Aug. 22, 2017, Jinyoung Lee Englund, candidate for 45th district Senate seat in Washington, talks with phone bank volunteers at her campaign headquarters in Woodinville, Wash. The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, and a special election in a district east of Seattle has drawn millions of dollars and national attention to two political newcomers vying for the seat this November. Democrat Manka Dhingra and Republican Englund are seeking to serve the last year of a four-year term in the 45th legislative seat left vacant by the death of Republican Sen. Andy Hill. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 30, 2017 - 12:44 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, and a special election in Seattle's wealthy eastern suburbs has drawn millions of dollars and national attention to two political newcomers vying for the seat in November. Democrat...
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September 26, 2017 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were granted new trials Tuesday in their corruption case, with a federal appeals court citing a Supreme Court ruling that has already unraveled convictions of other powerful politicians. The court found the jury in Dean and...
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September 19, 2017 - 10:16 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania state government has less than two weeks to end a budget stalemate before the state's battered credit rating gets another downgrade and he must delay more payments for lack of cash. Wolf said Tuesday morning that he believes that...
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September 18, 2017 - 9:11 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the...
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