State governments

March 29, 2018 - 10:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to take over a large chunk of midtown Manhattan real estate around Penn Station so it can be redeveloped. The Democrat's inclusion of the plan into ongoing state budget talks comes as he and lawmakers attempt to agree to a new spending plan that...
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March 29, 2018 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after Amazon again. Trump tweeted Thursday: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous...
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March 29, 2018 - 12:12 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The clock is ticking for New York lawmakers to pass a new state budget. Sunday is the deadline for a new spending plan, but lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo are hoping to finish early because of the Jewish Passover, which begins at sunset Friday, and the Christian...
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Former Maryland state Sen. Larry Young, left, talks with Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, right, in the Senate lounge shortly before Oaks submitted a resignation letter to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. Oaks was indicted last year in a federal bribery case. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
March 28, 2018 - 9:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state senator facing federal bribery and obstruction of justice charges submitted a resignation letter Wednesday night. Sen. Nathaniel Oaks met Wednesday evening with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Jake Weissmann, a Miller spokesman, said Oaks gave the...
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March 28, 2018 - 9:04 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A spokesman for Maryland's Senate president says a state senator facing federal bribery and obstruction of justice charges is resigning. Sen. Nathaniel Oaks met Wednesday evening with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Jake Weissmann, a Miller spokesman, says Oaks gave...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, President Donald Trump fired Shulkin, and tweeted that White House doctor Ronny Jackson is his nominee to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 28, 2018 - 7:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday and nominated White House doctor Ronny Jackson to replace him in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the agency. A Navy rear admiral, Jackson is a surprise choice...
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Candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon responds to a question during a news conference Monday, March 26, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. The "Sex and the City" star and public education advocate is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in September's Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 28, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Sex and the City" star and governor's race candidate Cynthia Nixon visited a housing complex on Wednesday and said the conditions she saw were "devastating," in some cases resulting in death. Some residents hold umbrellas while using toilets under leaky ceilings. Moldy, insect-...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into Thin Air" author Jon Krakauer poses for a photo in Bozeman, Mont. A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies are making. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, file)
March 28, 2018 - 6:06 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make. But the legal wrangling...
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March 28, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday blasted a Republican-backed bill that would ensure that two vacant seats in the Legislature will remain open until next year, calling the proposal a blatant attempt to avoid adding to a string of recent GOP losses and saying it would deny some...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into Thin Air" author Jon Krakauer poses for a photo in Bozeman, Mont. A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies are making. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, file)
March 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the conditional release of records about a University of Montana rape case to author Jon Krakauer after a four-year dispute that pitted student privacy against the public's right to know the decisions their government agencies make. But the legal wrangling...
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