Local budgets

June 05, 2018 - 12:53 pm
ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city's board of education says its schools may have to close nearly two weeks early amid a dispute over funding. An attorney for Ansonia's Board of Education says it will be half a million dollars short of what it needs to meet payroll obligations because of city...
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FILE - This Nov. 7, 2014 file photo shows the skyline of the city of Detroit. Detroit reached a key step in fiscal redemption on Monday, April 30, 2018, by reclaiming control of its own finances roughly three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 30, 2018 - 8:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit reached a key step in fiscal redemption on Monday by reclaiming control of its own finances roughly three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. A state review commission unanimously agreed to release the city from state financial oversight...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene. He planned to make his debut in Iowa on April 13, talking to union carpenters, seeing representatives from the Asian, Latino and LBGTQ communities and headlining a county party dinner. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
April 13, 2018 - 4:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats searching for potential presidential candidates may find some in an unlikely place: city hall. A handful of Democratic mayors from around the country are considering the race in 2020, taking early steps in Iowa, which holds the first major contest of the...
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This undated image provided by Travel Channel shows Oneika Raymond in Knoxville, Tennessee. Raymond is a travel influencer who blogs as Oneika the Traveller. She also hosts Travel Channel shows on Facebook called “One Bag and You’re Out” and “Big City, Little Budget.” (Crystal Martin/Travel Channel via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 10:45 am
Influencers are big in travel these days. They include Oneika (Oh-NEE-kah) Raymond, known as Oneika the Traveller, who's been to more than 100 countries. She blogs and Instagrams and hosts two Travel Channel shows on Facebook: "Big City, Little Budget" and "One Bag and You're Out." But traveling as...
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March 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year's school budget. But don't expect outrage in Tiverton. The school committee wants a total of $1. The committee is proposing increasing the next fiscal year's school...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017 file photo, Amtrak workers continue ongoing infrastructure renewal work beneath Penn Station in New York. Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation's busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal. The budget released by the White House on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, envisions $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years; however, only $200 billion would be direct federal spending aimed at leveraging state and local dollars. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:52 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation's busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal. The budget released by the White House on Monday...
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December 21, 2017 - 3:46 pm
With Congress sending President Donald Trump a tax overhaul, state and local governments are preparing for some fallout. A look at some of the ways it might affect them: FEDERAL-STATE CONNECTIONS The federal tax overhaul will force officials in most states to decide whether to apply similar changes...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practices for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. A committee studying the possibility of Salt Lake City making a bid to host another Winter Olympics says it would rather host the games in 2030, but would be ready if for some reason they are needed for 2026. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
December 18, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials studying the possibility of Salt Lake City making a bid to host another Winter Olympics said Monday they would rather host the games in 2030, but could be ready if they're needed for 2026. Hosting the games after the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles would...
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September 18, 2017 - 5:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the...
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August 30, 2017 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report finds that transit delays have cost New York City over 17,000 hours in lost work time this year. The Daily News ( http://nydn.us/2xMCkEN ) asked the city's Independent Budget Office to analyze transit's effect on city workers. The analysis used a database that lists...
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