- Regents approve lifting UW-Madison out-of-state cap Updated: Oct-09-15 1:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be able to enroll an unlimited number of out-of-state undergraduates beginning next fall under a plan that the UW System Board of Regents approved Friday after the chancellor and system president vowed to more aggressively recruit top Wisconsin students to the flagship campus.
- House bill targets health law, Planned Parenthood funds Updated: Oct-09-15 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee approved Republican legislation Friday that would scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood - and likely lead to a presidential veto.
- Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb Updated: Oct-09-15 12:53 pm
CHICAGO - Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.
- Finance officials to clamp down on multinational tax evasion Updated: Oct-09-15 12:12 pm
LIMA, Peru - Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies have committed to toughening laws and boosting cross-border cooperation to prevent multinational companies from avoiding as much as $250 billion a year in taxes.
- Judge to rule on Branstad's closure of mental hospitals Updated: Oct-09-15 10:40 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A judge says he'll decide within 30 days whether Gov. Terry Branstad violated the law by using a line-item veto to close two state mental health hospitals.
- ISU president calls for end to budget turmoil in Springfield Updated: Oct-09-15 9:09 am
NORMAL, Illinois - Illinois State University is feeling the effects of the lack of a state budget but the school remains "strong and stable," president Larry Dietz said during his annual State of the University address.
- Airlines begin applying tax hike on flights departing Egypt Updated: Oct-09-15 8:29 am
CAIRO - Egypt's aviation minister says airlines have begun applying a tax increase on all flights out of the country.
- Foreclosures rise sharply in Ward County this year Updated: Oct-09-15 8:01 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The number of foreclosures in Ward County has spiked this year, with more flood-affected properties showing up among the tax delinquencies.
- Adams County ends year with $2.95 million cash balance Updated: Oct-09-15 6:16 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Adams County ended its fiscal year with $2.95 million in positive cash balances.
- Agreement over new visitor's center in Gillette delayed Updated: Oct-09-15 5:01 am
GILLETTE, Wyoming - An agreement to fund a new visitor's center in Gillette has been put off by officials who have questioned the location and who will own the new property.
- Kansas judges plan new lawsuit over judicial funding Updated: Oct-08-15 8:33 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Four judges who sued Kansas over the Legislature's move to defund the state judiciary's budget voluntarily withdrew their lawsuit Thursday after the state moved it to federal court, and they instead plan to file new claims in district court.
- Gubernatorial candidates make pitches to coal group Updated: Oct-08-15 6:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway tried to reinforce his friend-of-coal credentials Thursday, pledging to promote the industry and look for tax incentives to boost production as he distanced himself from a president routinely blamed for coal's downturn.
- Salt Lake City mayoral candidates square off in debate Updated: Oct-08-15 6:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and challenger Jackie Biskupski squared off in a debate Thursday that covered issues ranging from the renovation of the airport to police dealings with the homeless.
- Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud Updated: Oct-08-15 6:46 pm
MADRID - Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.
- Democrats warn Illinois could go broke without state budget Updated: Oct-08-15 6:09 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois will run out of money to operate in a matter of months if lawmakers can't agree on a state budget, top Democrats warned Thursday, but they reiterated they won't bow to Gov. Bruce Rauner's demands to weaken public-worker unions for a deal.
- Comptroller: Connecticut wage growth continues to lag Updated: Oct-08-15 5:49 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Wage growth in Connecticut remains below pre-recession levels despite improvements in job growth, further complicating the state's budgetary challenges, according to report released Thursday by Comptroller Kevin Lembo's office.
- Committee OKs lifting UW out-of-state student cap Updated: Oct-08-15 5:39 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A University of Wisconsin System committee approved a plan to lift UW-Madison's cap on out-of-state students Thursday after the campus' chancellor and system president insisted they need more freedom to attract fresh talent for Wisconsin employers.
- Analysts: Court ruling fuels bid to impeach Brazil president Updated: Oct-08-15 5:39 pm
SAO PAULO - President Dilma Rousseff's ability to govern Brazil has been dealt a serious blow by a federal audit court ruling that her government violated accounting practices and financial laws last year, a decision that could fuel efforts to impeach her, analysts said Thursday.
- Governor: Analysis shows truck toll plan is good way to go Updated: Oct-08-15 5:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An economic analysis commissioned by the state is further evidence that the proposal to toll large commercial trucks to fund Rhode Island bridge repairs is a good way to go, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday.
- Judge blocks pensions funds' latest lawsuit against Christie Updated: Oct-08-15 4:28 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A judge on Thursday blocked the latest legal effort by the trustees of New Jersey's three largest public employee pension funds to try to force the state government to increase its contributions.
- No meetings between Wolf, GOP day after tax proposal defeat Updated: Oct-08-15 2:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf aren't rushing to restart meetings, one day after the governor's tax plan was soundly defeated in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
- Falling energy revenue likely to cause UW budget shortfall Updated: Oct-08-15 2:26 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead says falling energy revenues will likely cause a major budget shortfall for the University of Wyoming.
- Kingman voters will weigh in on property taxes next May Updated: Oct-08-15 1:36 pm
KINGMAN, Arizona - Voters in a western Arizona town will be deciding next year whether to make a significant change to local property taxes.
- Official: $51M Medicaid savings a midpoint of estimates Updated: Oct-08-15 11:57 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A state official says $51 million in savings cited by Iowa as a reason for privatizing its Medicaid program is a midpoint of wide-ranging estimates from experts.
- Lafayette board considers building projects, new tax Updated: Oct-08-15 11:13 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School Board has accepted a committee recommendation that it move forward with a tax proposal for facility improvements.