Government finance

January 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state address (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New Yorkers would be allowed to cast a vote up to 12 days before an election under an early voting proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat detailed his plan Wednesday in his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hand at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Hatch says he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. Hatch, 83, says he’s always been a fighter, “but every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading President Donald Trump to downsize two national monuments. Retirement also...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., walks up a flight of stairs as he arrives at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Ryan is meeting with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Legislative Director Marc Short and Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 03, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top White House officials and congressional leaders from both parties touched gloves Wednesday in the Capitol to try to make progress on a stack of unfinished Washington business, starting with a hoped-for bipartisan budget deal. The session in the office of House Speaker Paul...
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January 03, 2018 - 2:55 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state of the state address (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New Yorkers would be allowed to cast a vote up to 12 days before an election under an early voting proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat detailed his plan Wednesday in his...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo shows the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its December meeting, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed last month that the U.S. tax overhaul would likely benefit the economy, but they were split on whether the resulting growth would warrant a faster pace of rate hikes this year. Minutes of the Fed's Dec. 12-13 meeting released Wednesday...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, as White House officials plan to meet with the Republican and Democratic leaders of both chambers to discuss the budget. Two new senators are being sworn in today, Minnesota Lt. Gov.Tina Smith, a Democrat, will take over from Al Franken who resigned, and Senator-elect Doug Jones, a Democrat of Alabama, succeeds Luther Strange. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19. Looking to prevent a closure...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, at sunrise. There’ll be two new faces in the Senate and plenty of familiar but stubborn problems facing Congress in 2018, starting with a Jan. 19 deadline to reach a bipartisan budget pact and avert a partial government shutdown (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 03, 2018 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19. Looking to prevent a closure...
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Customers purchase marijuana at MedMen in West Hollywood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. The California state law legalizing Marijuana went into effect on Jan. 1. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 9:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don't drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis...
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Customers purchase marijuana at MedMen in West Hollywood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. The California state law legalizing Marijuana went into effect on Jan. 1. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 7:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don't drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, at sunrise. There’ll be two new faces in the Senate and plenty of familiar but stubborn problems facing Congress in 2018, starting with a Jan. 19 deadline to reach a bipartisan budget pact and avert a partial government shutdown (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 02, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be two fresh Senate faces and some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19...
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