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Construction workers help excavate and widen Brays Bayou as part of a nearly $500 million flood control project Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The project, which will widen 21 miles of the bayou and build stormwater detention basins, has proceeded in fits and starts for more than 20 years due to inconsistent funding. The project is one of several large-scale flood control projects Houston-area officials are hoping to fully fund and build thanks to billions of federal dollars that have been allocated to pay for flood mitigation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 24, 2018 - 4:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake...
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March 24, 2018 - 12:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, it's crunch time for state lawmakers looking to put together a new state budget. April 1 is the start of the state's new fiscal year. Lawmakers hope to pass a new fiscal blueprint early this year to ensure they're done in time for the Passover...
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Construction workers help excavate and widen Brays Bayou as part of a nearly $500 million flood control project Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The project, which will widen 21 miles of the bayou and build stormwater detention basins, has proceeded in fits and starts for more than 20 years due to inconsistent funding. The project is one of several large-scale flood control projects Houston-area officials are hoping to fully fund and build thanks to billions of federal dollars that have been allocated to pay for flood mitigation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 24, 2018 - 10:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, a early morning runner crosses in front of the U.S. Capitol as he passes the flags circling the Washington Monument in Washington. With passage of an enormous budget bill, Congress has all but wrapped up its legislating for the year _ in March. Now lawmakers have to run on what they’ve got: a tax cut bill, big spending increases and no fixes to immigration. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
March 24, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another two years at the helm? In two big ways, Republicans have done what they promised. They passed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, a early morning runner crosses in front of the U.S. Capitol as he passes the flags circling the Washington Monument in Washington. With passage of an enormous budget bill, Congress has all but wrapped up its legislating for the year _ in March. Now lawmakers have to run on what they’ve got: a tax cut bill, big spending increases and no fixes to immigration. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
March 24, 2018 - 8:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress has all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another two years at the helm? In two big ways, Republicans have done what they promised. They...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, about the $1.3 trillion spending bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 23, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already...
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President Donald Trump with, Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, about the $1.3 trillion spending bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Once again, federal funding for the arts has been spared. The $1.3 trillion budget signed Friday by President Donald Trump continues support for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for...
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President Donald Trump with, Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, about the $1.3 trillion spending bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 23, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local): 1:46 p.m. President Donald Trump is warning Congress that he will "never sign another bill like this again," as he signs a $1.3 trillion spending bill. Trump calls the omnibus legislation a "ridiculous situation,"...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, about the $1.3 trillion spending bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 23, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto. Trump said he was "very disappointed" in the package, in part because it did not fully fund his plans for a border...
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President Donald Trump attends a Greek Independence Day Celebration reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure averting a government shutdown just hours after saying he was considering a veto. Trump has been fuming because the package does not...
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