- Officials break ground on federal bioscience lab in Kansas Updated: May-27-15 6:13 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A $1.25 billion animal research facility in Kansas will fill a vital role in protecting the nation's food supply while also providing a boost to the state's economy, federal officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
- Puerto Rico lawmakers give final nod to sales tax increase Updated: May-26-15 7:22 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Legislators on Tuesday narrowly approved an increase in the U.S. territory's sales tax to help generate more revenue and offset a deep fiscal crisis.
- Arkansas lawmakers meet for session on defense project Updated: May-24-15 3:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A little over a month after wrapping up their regular session, Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol this week to take up an incentive package aimed at luring a major defense project to the state.
- Analysis: Arkansas session tests governor for future fights Updated: May-23-15 2:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears unlikely to face any insurmountable obstacles in his push for incentives to lure a defense project to the state, or any of the other major items on his agenda when lawmakers convene this week.
- Rates fall at weekly US Treasury auction Updated: May-18-15 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction.
- Advocates say Legislature could do more to help homeless Updated: May-15-15 11:16 pm
HONOLULU - Advocates for homeless families are saying more work needs to be done to help Hawaii's growing homeless population and to build affordable housing, despite hopeful signs in the 2015 Legislative session.
- Moody's downgrades Chicago schools, park district ratings Updated: May-13-15 7:47 pm
CHICAGO - Moody's Investors Service downgraded the debt of both the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District on Wednesday, a day after it downgraded the city's bond rating to junk status.
- Oklahoma Senate committee OKs bonds for Tulsa pop museum Updated: May-12-15 4:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A proposal to issue $25 million in bonds to build the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in Tulsa has passed its first legislative hurdle.
- County commission approves $17M for assisted living center Updated: May-12-15 5:52 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Shawnee County Commission has unanimously passed a resolution issuing $17 million in bonds for an assisted living center in the River Hill subdivision.
- Alaska Editorials Updated: May-11-15 6:27 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Stock, bond and "other": Making sense of alternative funds Updated: May-07-15 4:58 pm
NEW YORK - For most of us, investments fall into two simple categories: stocks or bonds.
- Missouri bonds measure for building repairs sent to governor Updated: May-07-15 2:28 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's aging Capitol, public colleges and universities and other state-owned buildings could get roughly $300 million worth of repairs and renovations from bonding under a plan passed by the Legislature on Thursday.
- Walker signs bill allowing bonding for rail safety system Updated: May-07-15 6:16 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Legislation authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue up to $37 million in bonds to help pay for a federally mandated safety system has been signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker.
- NC officials: Fed loans for unemployment benefits repaid Updated: May-05-15 8:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina officials said Tuesday they've met their goal of repaying early a $2.5 billion federal debt, a milestone reached largely by cutting unemployment benefits for jobless workers but which saves businesses money that could go into added hiring.
- South Dakota pursues credit rating upgrade from other firms Updated: May-05-15 6:50 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - With an upgrade from Standard & Poor's in hand, South Dakota is pursuing new credit ratings from other major agencies to match.
- Durbin wants debt relief for former Everest College students Updated: May-05-15 11:10 am
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says students who attended Everest College in Chicago's suburbs should be eligible for federal debt relief.
- Eagle on Mississippi Capitol undergoes golden restoration Updated: May-02-15 10:38 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The eagle atop the Mississippi Capitol has a new golden glow.
- Michigan Tech OKs preliminary 3.9 percent tuition increase Updated: May-01-15 8:08 pm
HOUGHTON, Michigan - Officials at Michigan Technological University have approved a preliminary tuition increase of 3.9 percent.
- Missouri House endorses bond funding for new veterans home Updated: Apr-29-15 7:20 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A plan to use up to $50 million in bonds to fund a new home for veterans in Missouri may head to Missouri voters to decide.
- Baker halts expansion of Boston convention center Updated: Apr-29-15 7:04 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker has halted a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
- Lawmakers to LePage: Stop holding bonds 'hostage' Updated: Apr-28-15 4:20 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's refusal to issue voter-approved bonds provoked a rare public dispute among members of his own party on Tuesday, when a Republican senator unveiled an effort to force the governor to release the funds.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: Apr-27-15 10:04 am
Quad-City Times. April 24, 2015.