- Uber settles over unpaid workers' compensation insurance Updated: Sep-04-15 5:46 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Ride-sharing service Uber has agreed to pay Alaska more than $77,900 in connection to unpaid workers' compensation insurance for its drivers.
- Governor to discuss Kansas' sale of $1B in pension bonds Updated: Sep-04-15 5:02 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to tout the state's sale of $1 billion in bonds as a boost to the financial health of the pension system for teachers and government workers.
- Hogan notes larger-than-expected budget balance Updated: Sep-04-15 4:49 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan says Maryland ended the fiscal year with a higher-than-expected budget balance.
- California governor's highway plan includes $65 driver fee Updated: Sep-04-15 4:22 am
SACRAMENTO, California - More than two months after calling a special session to address California's transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.
- La.'s sales tax holiday for hunting supplies this weekend Updated: Sep-04-15 4:14 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Hunting supplies are tax-free this weekend, as Louisiana holds its annual Second Amendment sales tax holiday.
- Revenue Department offers free tax workshops in September Updated: Sep-04-15 3:49 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Department of Revenue is offering free tax workshops this month to new businesses in five Tennessee cities.
- From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial Updated: Sep-04-15 3:43 am
WASHINGTON - The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"
- Conceding defeat, Iran deal opponents at least want a vote Updated: Sep-04-15 3:41 am
WASHINGTON - Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have given up trying to block it. Now they're just hoping for a final Senate vote on a resolution disapproving it - even though such a resolution would be vetoed by the president.
- Partnership to turn former W.Va. school into senior housing Updated: Sep-04-15 3:13 am
FAIRMONT, West Virginia - A partnership plans to turn a former junior high school in Fairmont into housing for senior citizens.
- Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards. Updated: Sep-04-15 2:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO - California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.
- Why Friday's US jobs report could affect Americans' finances Updated: Sep-04-15 12:08 am
WASHINGTON - With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, Friday's jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans' financial lives.
- Asian stock markets ebb ahead of US jobs report Updated: Sep-03-15 11:25 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.
- Tax collections, revenue bring in $1.7B during August Updated: Sep-03-15 10:07 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts brought in more than $1.7 billion in taxes and other revenue in August - about $100 million, or 6 percent, more than last August.
- Montana group seeks to stop transfer of Kerr Dam to tribes Updated: Sep-03-15 8:59 pm
HELENA, Montana - Residents in and around Flathead Lake are asking a judge to temporarily block federal officials from transferring a hydroelectric dam in northwestern Montana to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
- $50.6M in federal aid to extend fast Internet in Mississippi Updated: Sep-03-15 8:40 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Three telecommunications companies are getting $51.5 million to expand fast Internet service in rural parts of Mississippi that currently don't have access.
- Effort fails to block PG&E tax break for gas explosion fine Updated: Sep-03-15 8:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric Co. from getting a tax break on the $1.6 billion it was fined for the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas explosion has fallen short.
- Disabled vet suing Reno Housing Authority over US labor laws Updated: Sep-03-15 8:38 pm
RENO, Nevada - The Reno Housing Authority is accused of violating U.S. labor laws by hiring assistant apartment managers at public housing units to work long hours for only a fraction of the minimum wage, with no overtime, in exchange for free rent.
- Humboldt judge reprimanded for slow work, false pay reports Updated: Sep-03-15 8:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A Humboldt County Superior Court judge was reprimanded Thursday for failing to issue timely decisions in 20 cases and submitting false affidavits that claimed he was up to speed with his work.
- Chicago mayor says he'll propose $500 million tax hike Updated: Sep-03-15 8:13 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm concedes homeowners and their City Council representatives will find it difficult to accept a $500 million property tax increase. But he says he'll soften the blow with "fair and progressive" relief for seniors and working families.
- School backers want special legislative session on funding Updated: Sep-03-15 7:44 pm
PHOENIX - Education advocates on Thursday urged Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to call the Legislature into a special session to settle a school funding lawsuit.
- Chicago officials to reopen high school after fiery protests Updated: Sep-03-15 7:08 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago officials announced plans Thursday to open a new arts-focused school in a neighborhood school once slated for closure, but protesters who have disrupted budget meetings vowed to continue a hunger strike over perceived racial disparities and other issues in the city's education system.
- Forest Service spends a record $243M last week on wildfires Updated: Sep-03-15 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday.
- BYU health plan doesn't meet US contraception, cost rules Updated: Sep-03-15 6:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Some students at Brigham Young University could face hundreds of dollars in fines if they stay on the school's student health plan, which doesn't comply with federal law in part because it doesn't cover birth control.
- Bentley gives open-ended call for special session Updated: Sep-03-15 6:35 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday gave an open-ended call for next week's special session, saying lawmakers can address any measure that would provide revenue to the state's ailing general fund budget.
- Big settlement in tech wage case harks back to different era Updated: Sep-03-15 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.