Government Budgets

Senate turns back attempt by Paul to force budget debate

May 17, 2018

The Senate has rejected an attempt by Sen. Rand Paul to force a debate on sweeping budget cuts and federal deficits that are growing despite a strong economy

New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

May 17, 2018

New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip

Minister says Iran to target VPNs because of links to US

May 16, 2018

Iran's telecommunication minister says authorities will start blocking virtual private network services because of security concerns caused by U.S. support of the services

Trump: Congress should get spending bills done before break

May 12, 2018

Trump: Congress should get spending bills done before August break

Brown faces California budget fight as surplus grows

May 12, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown is facing a bruising fight with the Legislature after he produced a revised budget proposal that shows a surplus of nearly $9 billion

Democrats decry Trump plan to cut $15B in unused funds

May 11, 2018

House Democrats are criticizing Republicans for rushing to vote on President Donald Trump's plan to roll back $15 billion in previously approved spending for children's health insurance and other programs

California governor pitches robust budget as revenues surge

May 11, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown proposes $137.6 billion budget with $13 billion in rainy day fund

European Central Bank chief: Reform to make euro resilient

May 11, 2018

The head of the European Central Bank is urging political leaders to repair gaps in the way the euro is set up to prevent another crisis _ including by finding money to help governments hit by deep recessions

Iowa tweaks anti-abortion family planning program

May 11, 2018

Iowa is tweaking its new state-funded family planning program that excludes abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood by restoring some eligibility to a large hospital system

US government ran a $214.3 billion surplus in April

May 10, 2018

The federal government swung to a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, primarily reflecting the revenue from that month's annual tax filing deadline

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