Government Finance

California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

Oct 17, 2018

AP Exclusive: Emails show California's transportation agency coordinated with gas tax supporters as the political effort to repeal the law intensified

Bishops calls for urgent action on UK welfare program

Oct 16, 2018

Church of England bishops are calling for urgent action to fix the government's new comprehensive welfare program, known as universal credit, amid reports that some claimants may lose as much as 2,400 pounds ($3,172) a year

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

Oct 16, 2018

On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials

North Carolina lawmakers approve $400M in Florence spending

Oct 16, 2018

North Carolina legislators are spending $400 million to help people and communities reeling from flooding left by Hurricane Florence and setting aside another $450 million for upcoming needs

Ending austerity in UK 'incompatible' with budget plan

Oct 15, 2018

A report says the British government will have to spend an extra 19 billion pounds ($25 billion) a year on public services by 2023 if it's to deliver on Prime Minister Theresa May's promise to end austerity.

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

Oct 15, 2018

The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

Oct 15, 2018

A Nov. 6 ballot measure to tax San Francisco's wealthiest businesses for the homeless has pitted two of the city's tech titans against each other

Massachusetts MGM casino earns $27M during 1st month open

Oct 15, 2018

MGM has earned $27 million from gambling after one full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino

Higher rates: Sign of economic strength or a risk? Try both

Oct 11, 2018

Higher rates: Both a sign of US economic strength and potential risk to it

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

Oct 11, 2018

Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a 2.8 percent increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher

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