Government Finance

Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare

Oct 17, 2018

With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will go after cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they control Congress after the midterms

Trump ask Cabinet to cut next year's budgets by 5 percent

Oct 17, 2018

President Donald Trump says he's asking every Cabinet secretary to trim their budgets for next year by 5 percent, dubbing it the "nickel plan."

Trump calls O'Rourke 'a flake' after his 'Lyin' Ted' remark

Oct 17, 2018

President Donald Trump has bestowed a new nickname on Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke, calling the El Paso congressman a "flake"

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

Oct 17, 2018

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched

California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

Oct 17, 2018

AP Exclusive: Emails show California's transportation agency coordinated with gas tax supporters as the political effort to repeal the law intensified

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

Oct 16, 2018

On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials

North Carolina lawmakers approve $400M in Florence spending

Oct 16, 2018

North Carolina legislators are spending $400 million to help people and communities reeling from flooding left by Hurricane Florence and setting aside another $450 million for upcoming needs

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

Oct 15, 2018

The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

Oct 15, 2018

A Nov. 6 ballot measure to tax San Francisco's wealthiest businesses for the homeless has pitted two of the city's tech titans against each other

Massachusetts MGM casino earns $27M during 1st month open

Oct 15, 2018

MGM has earned $27 million from gambling after one full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino