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Elections in Spain Are Likely After Lawmakers Reject Budget

MADRID — The Spanish government teetered on the brink of collapse Wednesday, as the dispute over the status of the prosperous northeastern region of Catalonia stymied passage of a national budget and threatened to usher in another [...]

Dispute over Violence Against Women Act roils budget talks

“I just want to make sure it gets funded for a period of time, while we work out the substantive issues,” Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks said of the Violence Against Women Act. The fate of the 1994 law has been in flux for months. | AP [...]

Spain’s Leader Loses Crucial Budget Vote, Most Likely Forcing Elections

MADRID — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain lost a crucial budgetary vote in Parliament on Wednesday, most likely forcing him to call a snap national election and once again plunging the nation into political uncertainty linked [...]

Text of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019 budget address

Text of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019 budget address, as prepared for delivery on Tuesday: ___ This is my fifth budget address, and for the last four years sitting to my left was Karen Coates: a trusted adviser to Speaker Turzai, a friend, [...]

White House won’t release Trump’s 2020 budget blueprint next week

The White House is going to miss the statutory deadline for the president to submit his annual budget proposal to Congress, as federal agencies grind back into gear following the longest-ever federal government shutdown. The White House will [...]

Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he’d accept

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared [...]

Gov. Newsom outlines priorities in first California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released his first budget proposal, outlining $ 144 billion in general fund spending and $ 65 billion more from bonds and special funds. It kicks of five months of negotiations [...]

A cooped-up Trump’s threats fail to break budget deadlock

President Donald Trump has issued threats to close the southern border with Mexico and cut off aid before but has so far not carried them out. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> President Donald [...]

Trump’s 5% spending cut: A first step out of budget mess

ANALYSIS/OPINION: It’s $ 125 billion. That’s how much more the federal government will have to borrow in fiscal 2020 just to maintain its current level of discretionary spending. It equates to a $ 384 bill for every person in the United [...]

Stimulus Plan or Populist Giveaway? Italy’s Budget Sets Up Clash With E.U.

But the Five Star Movement campaigned explicitly on the promise of delivering that assistance, and their support ballooned in the south partly as a result. The economic realities that come with governing have forced the party to backtrack [...]