Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 4:50pm
Seeking to stave off deep cuts to health and education, Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially called his second special session on taxes, hoping lawmakers will agree to reduce tax breaks and hike some income taxes to balance the Louisiana budget.
Seanna Adcox, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 4:30pm
South Carolina State University would be free from $12 million in state loans but would have to repay $6 million over the next 16 years under terms approved Friday by legislators negotiating a state budget compromise.
Ann Sanner, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 3:30pm
A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, under a decision from the state's health director on Friday.
David Pitt, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 3:11pm
The possibility of an American Indian burial site in northwest Iowa may require relocation of a crude oil pipeline route and delay the beginning of construction in Iowa, the only one of four states where work hasn't begun.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 2:40pm
Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it to charity, a New York Democratic congressman said.
Jeff Martin and Russ Bynum, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 2:30pm
Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.