Government Budgets

Lebanon's PM vows strict austerity reforms to avoid crash

Apr 17, 2019

Prime minister says Lebanon has no choice but to take strict austerity measures to avoid economic 'catastrophe'

Polish govt says it can't meet pay demand of teacher strike

Apr 15, 2019

A nationwide strike of Poland's public school teachers entered its second week Monday with the right-wing government, which is paying generous benefits to pensioners and other targeted groups, saying it doesn't have money to meet teachers' pay demands

GOP states discover a tax hike they have to like: for roads

Apr 14, 2019

After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some Republican-dominated states decide it's time to make a big exception _ pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

Apr 11, 2019

Australia's prime minister calls a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management

The Latest: Barr says he thinks Trump campaign was spied on

Apr 11, 2019

Attorney General William Barr says he thinks "spying did occur" on Donald Trump's presidential campaign

IRS head: Average 2018 tax refund little changed at $2,833

Apr 10, 2019

The head of the IRS, overseeing the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades, says the average refund in this year's tax-filing season, $2,833, worked out to be close to last year's

The Latest: Red Cross tripling budget for work in Venezuela

Apr 10, 2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross will triple its budget in Venezuela this year as it helps authorities address mounting humanitarian concerns in the politically turbulent nation

US budget deficit running 15% higher than a year ago

Apr 10, 2019

US budget deficit in March running 15% higher than a year ago

Can we talk? McConnell says it's time for new spending pact

Apr 9, 2019

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday it's time to kick off bipartisan talks on a new budget pact to fund federal agencies over the next two years

Medicaid expansion fight delaying work on next Kansas budget

Apr 8, 2019

A legislative fight over expanding Medicaid in Kansas is delaying approval of the state's next annual budget

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