Illinois legislators considering tax and spend policies in final days of session

(The Center Square) – Illinois legislators continue to consider tax increases on businesses heading into the…

Spokane may spend millions keeping TRAC open amid shift in homeless strategy

(The Center Square) – Spokane is moving forward with a plan to close the Trent Resource and…

Bill creating new childhood state agency at unknown costs ready for Pritzker

(The Center Square) – Legislation creating a new state agency for early childhood programs is on…

Social Roundup: April 17

With play suspended across all professional sports leagues, athletes are spending more time on social media…

Soaring interest costs to exceed defense spending as government faces fiscal reckoning

Soaring interest costs are set to exceed all defense spending this year, with the gap only…

House passes final spending bills over Republican opposition

The House passed the remainder of its annual appropriations bills on Friday, marking the first step…

House GOP revolts against speaker over government spending bill: ‘Johnson blew it’

House Republicans are decrying the final government spending legislation up for a vote Friday, accusing House Speaker Mike Johnson…

Republican Tony Gonzales balks at bipartisan funding bill: ‘Count me out’

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) rejected a bipartisan spending deal to avoid a government shutdown, taking particular…

House poised to break 72-hour voting rule as clock ticks toward government shutdown

House Republican leaders are poised to waive a key voting rule that requires lawmakers to release…

How Johnson picked up wins and losses with last-minute spending bill

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) walked away from a last-minute minibus spending bill to avert a…

Pritzker’s migrant spending scrutinized by legislators

(The Center Square) – The Pritzker administration is working to justify to Illinois legislators the proposed…

Pentagon says budget request addresses safety problems in barracks

(The Center Square) – The Pentagon wants to spend $1.1 billion to build barracks in 2025…

Lawmakers unveil final spending package as Congress races to avoid shutdown

Lawmakers unveiled the legislative text for its final appropriations package overnight Thursday, starting the clock for…

Congress scrambles to avoid shutdown after overcoming border security hurdle

Congressional negotiators were able to hammer out a deal to complete their final spending bill on…

Lawmakers overcome impasse on border security to strike deal on final spending bills

Congressional negotiators have struck a deal on appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, the final…

House conservatives oppose government spending deal before negotiators can finalize deal

Congressional leaders are dealing with a new headache after more than 40 House Republicans came out…

Tax watchdog urges lawmakers to control school spending

(The Center Square) — A New York taxpayer watchdog group is urging state lawmakers to approve…

Border security disagreements threaten spending negotiations as shutdown looms

The final government spending package to avoid a partial shutdown later this week ran into some…

Biden White House proposes higher taxes and spending

The White House has released President Joe Biden’s newest budget proposal, an aspirational plan that would…

House passes first appropriations bills ahead of shutdown deadline

The House passed the first half of its annual appropriations bills on Wednesday, marking the first…