Government budgets

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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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 - 12:22 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that his administration will sue a federal control board 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...
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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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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, attends a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, Pool)
July 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a law on Monday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars in funds for the Palestinians over welfare payments given to attackers and their families. The new legislation will deduct the money that the Palestinians allocate to their so-called "martyrs...
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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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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Cheech Marin speaks while introducing of a display featuring Chicano artwork from his personal collection at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, Wyo. Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. It must be kismet. The money was rolled up in the $139 billion California budget for 2018-2019 that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Kevin Stitt, candidate for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma Governor, speaks in Guthrie, Okla. Stitt is among a large group of Republicans running for the nomination for Oklahoma Governor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday were winnowing a crowded field of candidates seeking the state's top job following an eight-year reign of Republican dominance. With no race for the U.S. Senate this cycle, much of the money and attention has focused on the 15 candidates trying to...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. The Senate is taking up a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the next budget year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 25, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is taking up a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the next budget year. Approval of the bill on Monday would send it back to the House, which approved a similar bill this month. Lawmakers hope to send a unified bill to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the White House complex, Friday, June 22, 2018, with people who have lost family members from crime committed by undocumented immigrants. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 23, 2018 - 5:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...
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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, right, speaks with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici during a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at EU headquarters in Luxembourg on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Eurozone nations are working on the final elements of a plan to get Greece successfully out of its eight-year bailout program and keep its massive debt burden manageable. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 22, 2018 - 6:16 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's financial markets rallied Friday on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bailout program in two months. Bond markets rose, leading to a drop in the government's borrowing rates...
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