Government finance

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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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can for the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 10, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. And...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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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 10, 2018 - 9:38 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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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 10, 2018 - 9:37 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 decades. The figures are eye-popping among the heavyweights...
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