Government budgets

February 26, 2017 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. President Donald Trump's proposal...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with National Governors Association Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, during a dinner reception for the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 26, 2017 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest news on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The White House is preparing to propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency. Those changes are part of a set of marching...
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February 25, 2017 - 10:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are headed back to Albany as they get to work on the state budget. Following a weeklong break, the Senate and Assembly will reconvene Tuesday to start the busiest month of their annual session. They hope to pass a state budget by...
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February 24, 2017 - 3:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation's governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Republicans hold 33 governorships, compared with just 16 for Democrats, and the GOP has full control of the legislatures in two-thirds of the states...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs legislation concerning breast cancer screenings with his girlfriend Sandra Lee standing behind him, during a breast cancer awareness motorcycle event in New York. Following Lee's successful battle with breast cancer Gov. Cuomo called for big investments to fight cancer last year, but now seeks to cut $25 million from public health programs that pay to fight cancer, diabetes and other conditions. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 22, 2017 - 6:53 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts. Critics worry...
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Gov. Sam Brownback takes questions from the media after signing the veto of the tax bill sent to him from the legislature, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 12:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut, setting up a confrontation with the Republican-led Legislature, which immediately set about trying to override him. The state House voted less than two hours later to override the...
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