Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 11:30am
The widening fallout from global economic woes may compel the Federal Reserve to slow the pace of future rate hikes, but it doesn't see any immediate need to reverse course and lower rates, Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 11:30am
Nine years ago to the day, Barack Obama stood before the Old State Capitol in Springfield and announced his run for president, declaring that "the ways of Washington must change." On Wednesday, Obama returns to the Illinois capital at the twilight of his political career, pleading once again for the type of national unity that has eluded him as president.
David Eggert, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 10:31am
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis and to update infrastructure, including lead water pipes, in the city and across the state.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 11:21am
Louisiana's budget gap grew worse Wednesday, reaching a projection of about $850 million and placing government services at risk of deep cuts, with only four months remaining to rebalance the state's spending plan.
Montgomery City Council members voted against an agreement that offers economic support from West Virginia University if the city promises not to sue over the relocation for WVU Institute of Technology from Montgomery to Beckley.
Debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made of only men. Some say governments that make money this way penalize women for their biology -- at least five U.S. states have dumped taxes on such products.
Failed safety oversight was partly to blame for a deadly crash near Chicago in which a truck driver for a company already flagged as high-risk fell asleep and plowed into emergency vehicles, a federal accident investigations board said. The panel urged the government to turn to the insurance industry for help.
Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. Tom Wolf advocating for another big boost in aid to public schools in his second budget proposal, but they are skeptical that he will secure a significant victory from the state Legislature since he's yet to secure victory in his first attempt.