CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner is offering to accelerate state grant payments to help cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension contribution, according to a summary of the proposal obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.
COVINGTON, Ky. — Kenton County officials are considering a pilot program to help get rid of abandoned properties in northern Kentucky.
We now return — finally — to health care as a normal issue.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Four Confederate flags were taken down from the grounds of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday as Gov. Robert Bentley became the first southern governor to order the removal of Confederate banners since last week's massacre at an African-American church.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Sticker-shocked lawmakers say they never intended to give away millions to Louisiana's solar power industry and its Wall Street investors.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposal by Ohio lawmakers would do away with taxes on feminine care products.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved into a festival goers' mecca.
LAS VEGAS — Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved into a festival goers' mecca.
FILE - In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 file photo, carnival goers dance to music by Krewella at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival which is winding down its dance party beats at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21, 2015, are am…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain bars could be permitted to keep their doors open until 4 a.m. for a limited number of large events under a provision added to the Senate's budget plan.
CHICAGO — The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial services company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from the new medical marijuana industry.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House has overwhelmingly voted to restore a sales-tax exemption for residents purchasing rare coins and precious metal bullion.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate's top budget writer is sounding an alarm about a new provision included in the spending plan lawmakers passed this year that gives charter schools access to $50 million in low-interest state loans.
LANSING, Mich. — When Michigan enacted a tax credit for low- to moderate-income individuals and families nine years ago, it was an unmistakably bipartisan, united step.
HOWELL, Mich. — The Internal Revenue Service says former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert failed to pay more than $360,000 in federal income taxes.
MADISON, Wis. — The alternative minimum income tax, which primarily benefits people earning more than $200,000 a year, would be eliminated under a Republican proposal to be voted on by the Legislature's budget-writing committee as soon as next week.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that he would sign a bill to balance Kansas' next budget by boosting sales and cigarette taxes, but it wasn't clear whether there were enough votes in the House to pass it.
MADISON, Wis. — The group of state Department of Natural Resources scientists that Republican lawmakers targeted for cuts has been working on a number of politically charged issues in recent years, including climate change, pollution and mining.
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker, who steadfastly opposes raising taxes or fees to pay for roads, would sign a state budget that includes no borrowing for highways and other transportation needs in Wisconsin, resulting in significant delays to ongoing and planned projects, his spokeswoman s…