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AP News
November 13, 2019 - 3:38 pm
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer . WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department...
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September 12, 2019 - 4:27 pm
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's budget deficit increased by $169 billion to $1.07 trillion in the first 11 months of this budget year as spending grew faster than tax collections. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the deficit with just...
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August 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm
By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about the amount of money spent. Lars Loekke Rasmussen's comment is the...
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AP News
August 22, 2019 - 1:33 pm
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional...
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March 11, 2019 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's 2020 budget plan calls for a nationwide work requirement for low-income adults getting health insurance through the federal-state Medicaid program. A national work requirement would reduce Medicaid spending by $130 billion over 10 years, according to the...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:59 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to boost state spending on school counselors as a way to keep kids safer. The Democratic governor announced Thursday that he plans to ask the Republican-controlled General Assembly to approve $36 million in new spending to hire more school...
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July 10, 2018 - 2:26 pm
By ALAN SUDERMAN , Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy is reporting a recent 10-fold increase in spending aimed at influencing Virginia politicians. That spending came as the utility was pushing for a new law that could lead to higher electric bills. Newly filed lobbying...
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July 03, 2018 - 2:16 pm
By LORNE COOK and JAN M. OLSEN , Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO allies are pushing back against U.S. criticism that they are not spending enough on defense, as President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure ahead of a summit next week. In the last few weeks before NATO's July 11-12 summit in...
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