Government Business And Finance

Louisiana: $1.5 billion in tax breaks for $9.4 billion plant

Apr 25, 2018

State and local governments offered about $1.5 billion in incentives to lure a $9.4 billion plastics complex to Louisiana

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill lifting ban on ballot selfies

Apr 25, 2018

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would have allowed voters to take and share cellphone photos of their ballots

AP reports loss on one-time accounting charges

Apr 25, 2018

The Associated Press lost $74 million in 2017, mostly due to one-time accounting charges related to the federal tax overhaul passed late last year

His nomination in peril, Jackson fights for VA post

Apr 25, 2018

Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson is fighting to convince lawmakers and the White House of his leadership abilities

Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

Apr 24, 2018

Arizona policymakers have not agreed on how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a statewide walkout this week

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

Apr 24, 2018

The White House is defending embattled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson, pointing to his record of service as physician to Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump

Trump says Mnuchin will travel to China amid trade dispute

Apr 24, 2018

President Donald Trump says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will soon travel to China for talks as the two global economic powers deal with trade tensions

White House condemns violence, repression in Nicaragua

Apr 24, 2018

The White House is offering support for the people of Nicaragua amid several days of violent demonstrations

Senate leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

Apr 24, 2018

The Senate's GOP and Democratic leaders can't agree on much, but they both say they want to avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill

Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stall

Apr 24, 2018

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is warning bankers that legislation rolling back financial rules put in place after the 2008 economic crisis could stall

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