Government Finance

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

Jun 25, 2019

A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor's nephew has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a sprawling corruption probe

White House offers budget freeze if Dems don't agree to deal

Jun 19, 2019

Trump administration bargainers are offering a one-year budget freeze and saying that Democratic spending demands remain too high

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun 19, 2019

A 34-year-old black man whose family was occasionally homeless during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor

Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

Jun 18, 2019

Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffers its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09; one factor is a Republican-backed change in tax policy

US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs

Jun 17, 2019

US companies have a message for Trump: Don't expand the tariffs on Chinese goods

AP FACT CHECK: Trump fudges facts on economy, 2020 voting

Jun 17, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: With an eye toward his 2020 campaign, Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and complaints about a race unfairly tilted against him

Brazilians stage general strike to protest pension overhaul

Jun 15, 2019

Brazilians angry at the government have staged a general strike that disrupted life in major cities across Latin America's largest country

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

Jun 13, 2019

California lawmakers have approved a $215 billion state budget that would spend more on health care and education, bolster the state's top firefighting agency following devastating wildfire seasons, and boost state reserves

Lawmakers to vote on $7.98 billion budget in coming days

Jun 12, 2019

Maine's appropriations committee has voted out a two-year budget deal with a sticker price slightly below the governor's original $8 billion proposal