Government budgets

French troops march down the Champs Elysee avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. France's military is marching through Paris for Bastille Day celebrations and getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 14, 2018 - 7:00 am
PARIS (AP) — France's military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron. The pomp-filled parade down Paris' Champs-Elysees suffered a couple of glitches, as two police motorcycles crashed during...
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July 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials disclosed on Friday that they recently had to shut down the state's online system for requesting birth and death records for about a week after someone with apparent inside knowledge made unauthorized changes. State officials told The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog said Friday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 13, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog said Friday. The HHS inspector general's long-awaited report chastised...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. On Thursday, July 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 12, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $74.9 billion deficit in June, a month when the government often runs a surplus, as corporate taxes dropped sharply compared to a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the June deficit pushed the imbalance so far this year to $...
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July 06, 2018 - 3:58 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster removed $16 million for health care from the state budget, saying Friday he wanted to make sure no taxpayer money goes to abortion providers. The Republican governor said he was keeping a promise he made repeatedly as he campaigns for a full...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, left, speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on hurricane recovery, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Puerto Rico's governor said in a statement Thursday, July 5, 2018 he will sue a federal control board to resolve budget differences as the U.S. territory battles an 11-year recession. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 05, 2018 - 2:14 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government sued a federal control board on Thursday to resolve a disagreement over two competing budgets that aim to pull the U.S. territory out of an 11-year recession. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he is seeking an injunction to stop the board from imposing...
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July 03, 2018 - 4:45 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A trailblazing nonprofit group set up to boost coverage of local news in New Jersey just got $5 million in the state's new budget. It's part of the $37.4 billion spending plan signed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. But advocates see it as an important and innovative way to use...
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In this June 28, 2018, photo, Democrat Mark Begich, a candidate for governor in Alaska and a former U.S. senator, speaks during a meet-and-greet event at a labor hall in Juneau, Alaska. Begich is seeking to ease concerns some have about his entry into the race, saying he would not be running if he did not think he could win. The race is shaping up to be a three-way, general election contest between Begich, independent Gov. Bill Walker and the eventual Republican nominee. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
July 03, 2018 - 3:16 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Mark Begich is a star in Alaska Democratic politics, a former U.S. senator and mayor of the state's largest city, but his campaign for governor has some worried he's playing spoiler in the race and could hand control of The Last Frontier to Republicans. The worries over an...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:17 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A disagreement over which budget Puerto Rico will use this fiscal year has deepened as the governor of the U.S. territory on Monday signed the version approved by legislators instead of the one implemented by a federal control board over the weekend. Gov. Ricardo...
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June 29, 2018 - 11:40 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for storm-battered Puerto Rico after local legislators refused to alter labor laws as demanded by a federal control board that said changes would stimulate the U.S. territory's economy amid an 11-year recession. The board that is...
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