- House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch Updated: Jul-29-15 10:21 am
WASHINGTON - The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.
- UI president defers salary program pending state budget Updated: Jul-29-15 9:02 am
URBANA, Illinois - The University of Illinois is suspending its annual merit-based salary increase program until the state budget impasse is settled, Champaign-Urbana campus president Timothy Killeen said.
- Norfolk man convicted on charges stemming from tax scheme Updated: Jul-29-15 7:19 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - A Norfolk man faces up to 128 years in prison following his conviction on charges stemming from a tax refund scheme.
- More than $100K reported missing from Maine town's coffers Updated: Jul-29-15 6:05 am
ANSON, Maine - Town officials in Anson are seeking ways to recover more than $400,000 in missing money.
- Court upholds reversal of house's tax sale over $6.30 bill Updated: Jul-29-15 5:37 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court decision reversing the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a $6.30 tax bill.
- By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 4:52 am
MIAMI - Psssst - Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for.
- Georgia back-to-school tax holiday begins Friday Updated: Jul-29-15 4:09 am
ATLANTA - Georgia retail officials say an upcoming sales tax holiday is meant to offer shoppers back-to-school savings.
- Baker's budget vetoes to go before lawmakers Updated: Jul-29-15 3:19 am
BOSTON - Massachusetts is operating under a new $38.1 billion budget, but the fate of several line items that were vetoed by Gov. Charlie Baker still hangs in the balance.
- Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal Updated: Jul-29-15 12:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.
- Candidates for governor propose privatizing parks Updated: Jul-28-15 7:23 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - How will Kentucky's next governor help pay for a $14 billion shortfall in public school teacher pensions and adding an extra 400,000 people to Medicaid? By cutting loose a portion of the state's 49 state parks.
- Rauner praises House vote to block lawmaker pay raise Updated: Jul-28-15 6:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state's budget stalemate.
- Kansas governor won't be present for budget announcement Updated: Jul-28-15 6:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback doesn't plan to be present when his administration outlines $50 million in spending cuts to help Kansas avert a budget deficit.
- Column, milling company closing plant in Attalla Updated: Jul-28-15 6:10 pm
ATTALLA, Alabama - A column manufacturing and milling company is planning to close its plant in Attalla.
- Funding for New Hampshire 'drug czar' up for debate Updated: Jul-28-15 5:29 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Efforts to combat New Hampshire's heroin and opioid abuse problems have become embroiled in the budget battle between Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican lawmakers.
- Alaska governor discusses Medicaid expansion decision Updated: Jul-28-15 5:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.
- Google to possibly expand data center in The Dalles Updated: Jul-28-15 4:40 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Google is eying 23 acres of land for a potential expansion of its large data facility in The Dalles.
- Gov. Rauner halts payment of video gambling profits Updated: Jul-28-15 3:02 pm
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Illinois municipalities that host video gambling in bars and restaurants won't get their cut of profits from the machines until the state budget is in place, Gov. Bruce Rauner's office announced Monday.
- Portlanders lax about paying annual arts tax, audit finds Updated: Jul-28-15 1:08 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Three years after the first arts tax payments arrived in the mail, nearly 200,000 Portlanders either haven't paid their first bill or filed paperwork claiming they are exempt from paying the $35 tax, according to a city audit released Tuesday.
- Haslam launching 15-stop tour of Tenn. on road funding needs Updated: Jul-28-15 1:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is launching a 15-stop tour of Tennessee to discuss the transportation funding challenges as he considers a proposal to increase the state's gas tax for the first time in 25 years.
- State regulators allow rebuilding Georgetown County seawall Updated: Jul-28-15 12:50 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State regulators have cleared the way for rebuilding a seawall in Georgetown County, despite an almost 30-year-old state ban on the structures.
- Vail Resorts rejects Breckenridge lift-ticket tax proposal Updated: Jul-28-15 10:58 am
BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado - A plan to tax lift tickets at the Breckenridge Ski Resort to pay for parking and traffic up(grades has fallen through after Vail Resorts and the town couldn't agree on terms.
- Planet Fitness goes public Updated: Jul-28-15 8:26 am
NEWINGTON, New Hampshire - Gym company Planet Fitness has started its initial public offering.
- Plans for Army base could include museum, amphitheater Updated: Jul-28-15 7:32 am
ATLANTA - Filmmaker Tyler Perry's plans for a sprawling movie studio at Fort McPherson may include an amphitheater and a museum, according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Ohio board approves tax breaks for Amazon, others Updated: Jul-28-15 3:19 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio board has approved tax breaks for companies that plan to create or retain jobs in the state, including online retailer Amazon.
- 3 pension funds sue New Jersey for billions in damages Updated: Jul-27-15 8:01 pm
Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.