Legislature

Graphic shows estimated costs for popular personal deductions; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
August 31, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation's complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they'll curb a web of expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the government. Problem is, they're likely to run into a...
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Graphic shows estimated costs for popular personal deductions; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
August 31, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation's complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they'll curb a web of expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the government. Problem is, they're likely to run into a...
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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes and businesses in Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 31, 2017 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is gearing up for a vote as early as next week on a multibillion-dollar down payment on relief aid for Harvey. White House and congressional aides said Thursday an emergency request to replenish rapidly shrinking aid reserves is coming from the Trump administration within...
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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes and businesses in Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 31, 2017 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is gearing up for a vote as early as next week on a multibillion-dollar down payment on relief aid for Harvey. White House and congressional aides said Thursday an emergency request to replenish rapidly shrinking aid reserves is coming from the Trump administration within...
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Frances Breaux cries as she talks about her fears for two close friends who live near the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. Breaux said her close friends, an elderly couple that live close to the plant, have not been heard from Thursday. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 12:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A company that operates a pipeline that moves nearly 40 percent of the South's gasoline estimates that it will resume carrying fuel through Texas by Sunday. Steve Baker, a spokesman for Colonial Pipeline, said...
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Frances Breaux cries as she talks about her fears for two close friends who live near the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. Breaux said her close friends, an elderly couple that live close to the plant, have not been heard from Thursday. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 12:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A company that operates a pipeline that moves nearly 40 percent of the South's gasoline estimates that it will resume carrying fuel through Texas by Sunday. Steve Baker, a spokesman for Colonial Pipeline, said...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, joined by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law's unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets as legislators continue work on a long-term replacement law. Kasich, and Hickenlooper shared their plan in a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
August 31, 2017 - 12:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law's unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets as legislators continue work on a long-term replacement law. The recommendation is part of a compromise...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, joined by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law's unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets as legislators continue work on a long-term replacement law. Kasich, and Hickenlooper shared their plan in a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
August 31, 2017 - 12:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law's unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets as legislators continue work on a long-term replacement law. The recommendation is part of a compromise...
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August 31, 2017 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is gearing up for a vote as early as next week on a multibillion-dollar down payment on relief aid for Harvey. White House and congressional aides said Thursday an emergency request to replenish rapidly shrinking aid reserves is coming from the Trump administration within...
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August 31, 2017 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is gearing up for a vote as early as next week on a multibillion-dollar down payment on relief aid for Harvey. White House and congressional aides said Thursday an emergency request to replenish rapidly shrinking aid reserves is coming from the Trump administration within...
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