Government finance

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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January 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former head of a suburban New York development corporation has been sentenced to probation after admitting involvement in a corruption scheme tied to the financing of a controversial stadium and other projects. The Journal News says Aaron Troodler also was fined $20,000...
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In this July 17, 2017 photo, Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes, D-Grand Terrace, listens at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers will grapple for the first time as a group with a growing sexual misconduct scandal when they return to Sacramento. Reyes sits on the Assembly subcommittee tasked with re-writing the Legislature's sexual harassment policies. She was sharply critical during a hearing last month of the Assembly's policy of not tracking sexual harassment complaints, only investigations. She wants to mandate better tracking by the Legislature and by all employers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 02, 2018 - 3:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will grapple for the first time as a group with a growing sexual misconduct scandal when they return to Sacramento on Wednesday. The 2018 legislative year will bring debates over legislation to boost protections for victims and people who report sexual...
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President Donald Trump together with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump waves as he returns to the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, from a holiday break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 01, 2018 - 11:06 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, who has been at his winter home in Palm Beach, Fla. (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after a holiday break at his South Florida estate. The president faces a hefty legislative to-do list...
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January 01, 2018 - 10:03 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo are getting back to work this week in Albany. The Legislature will begin its 2018 session Wednesday. Cuomo will deliver his State of the State address the same day. This year's big challenges include a $4 billion budget deficit...
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December 31, 2017 - 12:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's budget director insists an agreement is in place to have the federal government foot half the bill with New York and New Jersey for a $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River. Robert Mujica says in a letter Sunday to the deputy administrator of the Federal...
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