Government finance

File- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney talking during a television interview outside the White House in Washington. Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman who runs the White House budget office, said Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, that Trump’s new budget, if implemented, would tame the deficit over time, though unlike last year’s submission, it wouldn’t promise to balance the federal ledger eventually. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 12, 2018 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger even after 10 years. And that's before last week's...
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File- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney talking during a television interview outside the White House in Washington. Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman who runs the White House budget office, said Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, that Trump’s new budget, if implemented, would tame the deficit over time, though unlike last year’s submission, it wouldn’t promise to balance the federal ledger eventually. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 12, 2018 - 1:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit. Unlike the plan Trump released last year, the 2019 budget never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger even after 10 years. And that's before last week's...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga. Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The figures for the heavyweights are eye-popping. The National Association of Realtors tallied $22.2 million between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, according to newly filed disclosure reports. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The figures for the heavyweights are eye-...
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February 12, 2018 - 12:07 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York state lawmakers are urging their fellow legislators not to pass a state budget without including new rules for political ads on social media. Sen. Todd Kaminsky of Long Island and Assemblyman James Skoufis of Woodbury have scheduled a press conference Monday at the...
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February 11, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, legislators in Albany are wrapping up a long series of hearings on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $168 billion state budget proposal. Only three more hearings are scheduled on the budget proposal, which lawmakers and Cuomo hope to approve by...
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February 11, 2018 - 1:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's legislative budget hearings are routinely marathon affairs — up to 13 hours. That gives New York some of the most drawn-out budget discussions in the nation. Some advocates are asking whether there's a better way. Despite similar grumbling over the years in...
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February 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget director says the budget that the administration sends to Congress on Monday will seek to move some of the billions of dollars in extra spending that Congress approved last week to areas that will reflect the president's priorities. Budget Director...
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February 11, 2018 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget director says the budget that the administration sends to Congress on Monday will seek to move some of the billions of dollars in extra spending that Congress approved last week to areas that will reflect the president's priorities. Budget Director...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 photo Brown University students from Puerto Rico, from the left, Estefania Perez, of Bayamon, Andres Schiavone, of Guaynabo, and Fabiola Guasp, of San Juan, stand together for a photograph on the Brown campus, in Providence, R.I. Dozens of mainland U.S. colleges are offering tuition discounts to help Puerto Rican students continue their studies while the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Brown University is among more than a dozen schools that have brought Puerto Rican students to study on campus for free in the wake of September’s hurricane. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 10, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It sounded like a scam. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island's top students in a private jet and shuttle them to the Ivy League school to study for a year. And it would all be free. Coral Murphy was...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 photo Brown University students from Puerto Rico, from the left, Estefania Perez, of Bayamon, Andres Schiavone, of Guaynabo, and Fabiola Guasp, of San Juan, stand together for a photograph on the Brown campus, in Providence, R.I. Dozens of mainland U.S. colleges are offering tuition discounts to help Puerto Rican students continue their studies while the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Brown University is among more than a dozen schools that have brought Puerto Rican students to study on campus for free in the wake of September’s hurricane. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 10, 2018 - 12:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It sounded like a scam at first. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island's top students in a private jet and shuttle them to the Ivy League school to study for a year. And it would all be free. Coral...
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