Government Business And Finance

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

Dec 15, 2018

Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's border, but you wouldn't know it by the schedule

Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

Dec 15, 2018

Everyone in Congress wants to go home, yet both chambers are scheduled to be in session next week over hefty matters, including the budget and criminal sentencing reform

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Dec 15, 2018

A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

Dec 15, 2018

President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of contention for the job.

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

Dec 15, 2018

California is moving to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 14,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road

Fate of Kansas' ban on telemedicine abortions uncertain

Dec 15, 2018

Kansas clinics still don't know whether it will be legal for them to offer telemedicine abortions next year after a state court hearing

California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

Dec 15, 2018

Regulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines

The Latest: PG&E says it's acted to meet pipeline standards

Dec 15, 2018

A spokesman for a California utility accused of falsifying records on natural gas pipelines says the company failed to live up to its commitment of thorough and accurate record-keeping

Incoming governor names pick to head embattled health agency

Dec 14, 2018

Maine's incoming Democratic governor has named a former senior White House health policy expert to head the state's embattled health agency

The Latest: Dems rip Snyder for gutting wage, benefit laws

Dec 14, 2018

Democrats blast Michigan governor for signing GOP-backed laws to significantly scale back minimum wage, paid sick leave laws