Government budgets

February 25, 2019 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget deal. The military faces cuts too, but White House Budget chief Russ Vought writes in a...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a budget Wednesday that relies partly on tax revenues from two industries that currently aren't even legal in the state, which is saddled with billions of dollars in pension obligations and other debts. Pritzker's $39 billion...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts. Delivering the 2019 budget to parliament, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the loan would help Eskom...
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FILE - This Oct. 27, 2010, file photo shows a Boeing 737 being delivered to FlyDubai in Seattle. Budget carrier FlyDubai said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that revenues rose to $1.7 billion in 2018, but the company ended the year with a loss of $43.5 million. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 20, 2019 - 3:40 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government-owned budget carrier FlyDubai said Wednesday its revenues increased to $1.7 billion in 2018, though the airline ended the year with a loss of $43.5 million. The airline that flies out of both Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central's...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 15, 2019 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Sanchez has called early general elections for late April, the third such ballot in less than four years. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
February 15, 2019 - 11:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's fragile socialist government acknowledged Friday its support had evaporated and called an early general election. Sanchez's eight-month-old administration met its end after failing to...
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Illinois state Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, testifies before the Labor and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 on his proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. (AP Photo/John O'Connor )
February 14, 2019 - 6:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour — more than double the pay floor that most of its Midwestern neighbors require...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 14, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 6 p.m. Some Democratic state attorneys general say they may go to court to block any declaration of a national emergency on the southern border by President Donald Trump. Attorney General...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Spain's minority socialist government could be forced to call an early general election if Catalan separatist parties carry out their threat to reject the 2019 national budget in a crucial parliamentary vote Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
February 13, 2019 - 8:44 am
MADRID (AP) — Catalan separatist and right-wing lawmakers in the Spanish parliament's lower house rejected Wednesday the ruling Socialist government's 2019 budget plan, likely paving the way for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to call an early election. The 191-158 vote, with one abstention, opened a...
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Pro independence demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Catalonia square in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. A sensitive trial against a dozen Catalan separatist politicians and activists got underway Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests by pro-independence supporters and a highly volatile political environment. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 12, 2019 - 5:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country. The defendants are being tried on rebellion and other charges stemming from their roles...
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