- House unanimously approves spending bill Updated: Sep-30-15 7:12 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts House has approved a spending bill that closes the book on the last fiscal year, which ended in July.
- EIU says cost-cutting measures sliced deficit to $1 million Updated: Sep-29-15 10:40 am
CHARLESTON, Illinois - Efforts over the summer to reduce costs at Eastern Illinois University, including layoffs and furloughs, dropped the school's budget deficit from $13 million to $1 million, EIU President David Glassman said.
- Millions remain unspent in federal water-system loan program Updated: Sep-26-15 10:02 am
The largest federal aid program for improving the nation's drinking water systems has struggled to spend money in a timely fashion despite demand for assistance that far exceeds the amount available, a review by The Associated Press shows.
- State agencies reviewing impact of cuts, level funding Updated: Sep-26-15 8:35 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Many state departments will be making do with less money when the fiscal year begins on Thursday despite a last-minute budget deal that shielded critical state agencies.
- Environmentalists ask court to stop Hawaii tuna quota shift Updated: Sep-25-15 9:15 pm
HONOLULU - Environmentalists on Friday asked a federal judge to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from allowing Hawaii-based fishermen to attribute some of the bigeye tuna they catch to U.S. territories.
- Oklahoma judge rejects Unclaimed Property Fund challenge Updated: Sep-25-15 4:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma County judge has rejected legal challenges to the state's Unclaimed Property Act and legislation that funded state government for the last three years.
- Spending bill advances, Chicago tax plan criticized Updated: Sep-24-15 5:21 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois House committee on Thursday passed a plan that would finance at least some of the state services not being paid for during the state budget stalemate - emergency food assistance, mental health and other social services as well as prizes for big lottery winners. But Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he'll veto the bill.
- Mississippi lawmakers hearing agencies' FY17 budget requests Updated: Sep-21-15 7:27 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers are being asked to spend millions more dollars on education, Medicaid, mental health and other state services for the coming year.
- Washington House picks Hans Dunshee as new budget writer Updated: Sep-21-15 5:27 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state House of Representatives has chosen Rep. Hans Dunshee to be the new chair of the House Appropriations Committee.