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A divided Michigan House approved a mid-year spending bill Tuesday with more money for road maintenance because of the severe winter and to account for a delay in the expansion of Medicaid, setting up negotiations over differences with the Senate.
State tax revenues have faltered a bit lately, and legislative leaders said that might make it difficult to boost education funding beyond what the governor proposed.
A major challenge facing Gov. Tom Corbett as he tries to get a 2014-15 budget approved is figuring out what changes can pass the Legislature for the two large public-sector pension plans that cover state government and public school employees.
A bill to create a state loan program for large economic development projects cleared two committees in the Wyoming House on Friday. Supporters say it offers the state a way to entice a large pharmaceutical company to expand a laboratory in Cody.
The IRS said Wednesday its new proposal to crack down on tea party and other nonprofit groups won't be ready before the November elections — even as House Republicans voted to halt the entire process for the next year, arguing the tax agency hasn't even learned the lessons of its previous problems.
Lawmakers are heading toward a mid-year budget showdown over paying for more road projects and filling a hole in Michigan's collection of a tax that funds medical care for low-income residents.
The threat of human sex trafficking needs more attention from Congress and police, Rep. Kristi Noem said Wednesday.
An Arizona House committee has approved a bill that would impose new fees for access to public records.
The sponsor of an Arizona bill that would impose new fees for access to public records said he wants to combat abuse of the system.