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Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy

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WASHINGTON — Environmental groups hailed a sweeping $3.5 trillion domestic spending plan announced by Democrats, saying it would make “transformational investments” in clean energy...

Senate Democrats’ $3.5T budget deal backs up Biden’s goals

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WASHINGTON — this story is a refire/new doc of last night's story with new material wire embargoed for 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday; lead with...

Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people...

US deficit for current budget year climbs to $2.24 trillion

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's deficit for the first nine months of this budget year hit $2.24 trillion, keeping the country on track for...

Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T

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WASHINGTON — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and President Joe Biden are on...

Schumer wants Senate votes soon on Biden’s domestic agenda

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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday he wants his chamber to vote on pivotal budget and infrastructure legislation before lawmakers break...

CBO projects federal deficit will hit $3 trillion this year

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The Congressional Budget Office says that the federal budget deficit will again hit $3 trillion this year, $745 billion more than its estimate five...

Arizona House OK’s big loopholes for new tax on wealthy

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PHOENIX — After slashing $1.9 billion in income taxes mainly benefiting upper-income taxpayers and shielding them from higher taxes approved by voters in an...

Gun violence tests limits of urban crime prevention groups

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HARTFORD, Conn. — During a particularly violent week in Connecticut’s capital city, Andrew Woods was among a small number of anti-violence workers who rushed...

Alaska faces shutdown threat amid budget, dividend dispute

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska faces the prospect of a partial government shutdown next week amid an ongoing fight over how much to pay residents...