Government Budgets

Republican lawmakers in Kansas revive tax relief legislation

May 3, 2019

The Kansas Senate has approved a new tax relief bill aimed at helping individuals and businesses who are paying more in state income taxes because of changes in federal tax laws

Budget office: $177B in added costs from Trump drug plan

May 2, 2019

Budget office: Trump administration plan to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries will cost taxpayers another $177 billion over 10 years

Biden's campaign revives Democratic splits on foreign policy

May 2, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden touts his foreign policy credentials as key to his 2020 presidential campaign, but his emphasis gives new life to some old fault lines in Democratic politics

'Death traps': Parents of limo crash victims urge new laws

May 2, 2019

The families of those killed in two New York limousine crashes are urging legislators to pass new safety regulations to keep unsafe vehicles off the road

Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

May 1, 2019

Congressional budget experts say moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare for All" could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans

Brazil plans to slash funding of universities by 30 percent

May 1, 2019

Education officials in Brazil's far-right government say they are slashing university funding 30%, a move at least partly motivated by complaints about partisan activities on campus

White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding

May 1, 2019

The Trump administration is asking Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funds for the U.S.-Mexico border

Democrats using veterans bill to try to block border wall

Apr 30, 2019

Democrats controlling the House are trying to use a popular veterans measure to block President Donald Trump from transferring $3.6 billion from military base construction to build his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Lebanese Cabinet begins discussing austerity budget

Apr 30, 2019

Lebanon's Finance Minister says the government has started open-ended discussions to quickly approve the country's draft austerity budget

UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

Apr 30, 2019

The U.N. political chief is warning that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk "of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority."

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