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ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid expressions of horror, grief and resolve over the devastating tornado that smashed into suburban Oklahoma City, many lawmakers expressed relief on Tuesday that they took action in January to bulk up the FEMA disaster relief...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives made clear on Tuesday that automatic spending cuts will be a recurring nightmare for Washington as it passed a measure to sharply reduce funding for government agencies...
Does California's signature environmental law protect the state's air, water and wilderness by acting as a check on runaway projects proposed by overzealous developers? Or does it encourage baseless lawsuits that unfairly delay and even derail...
Tags: Lawyers, Environmental Politics, Judges, Justice System, Travel
Several legislators and education lobbyists made clear Tuesday they don’t think Teach For America should have received $250,000 from the Legislature for the coming school year. James Curran, the national nonprofit organization’s executive...
SACRAMENTO — Two of the nation's largest biotech companies — Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks and Genentech Inc. of South San Francisco — are fighting in Sacramento to keep a tight grip on some of their most lucrative drugs. At stake is a...
HARRISBURG — Motorists would face higher gasoline taxes as well as licensing fee and traffic ticket hikes to pay for an additional $2.5 billion in long-neglected repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, mass transit and ports, according to a state...
SACRAMENTO — A "Made in USA" label has long been seen as an advantage in marketing a product. Now there are in-state manufacturers that want to see the adoption of an official label that declares Made in California. State Sen. Ellen M. Corbett...
HARRISBURG — Choice and convenience. They are two words Gov. Tom Corbett has used often since February. He says them when talking about his budget proposal to expand beer sales and sell the state-owned liquor store system to fund a four-year grant...
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski on Monday again urged the Internal Revenue Service to "get to the bottom of allegations" that AccuPay, a payroll servicer based in Harford County, failed to pass clients' tax payments on to state and federal collection agencies....
In his article on Sen. Barbara Mikulski and how her assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee has helped her campaign fundraising, reporter John Fritze wrote that "For Mikulski ... the windfall underscores her transition from a lawmaker...
Tags: Barbara A. Mikulski
Backed by the president of the state Senate, a small Florida county is challenging the state's tourism industry over how it can spend its hotel taxes. Okaloosa County, a coastal Panhandle community whose economy relies on tourists visiting its white-...
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