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Trump to unveil $1.15 trillion budget ... Revised travel ban blocked ... NJ bill would pressure WH candidates to disclose tax returns

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 15, 2017 at 11:42 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans Thursday to unveil a $1.15 trillion budget, which would slash spending on a dozen departments and inject a significant amount of money into the U.S. military. It also would get the ball rolling on funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. In a message accompanying the budget plan, Trump says, "A budget that puts America first must make the safety of our people its number one priority — because without safety, there can be no prosperity."

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to privatize the nation's air traffic control operations, a top priority of the airline industry. In the president's budget proposal, he says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an "independent, non-governmental organization" would make the system "more efficient and innovative while maintaining safety."

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal court, for a second time, has blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban. This time, the ruling came Wednesday from a judge in Hawaii, who rejected the government's claims that the revised travel ban is about national security, not discrimination. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson also said Hawaii would suffer financially if the executive order constricted the flow of students and tourists to the state.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the deportation of an Afghan man who had obtained a special visa for people who helped the U.S. military. The ruling late Wednesday blocks a New Jersey federal judge's decision to allow the deportation. The judge in New Jersey had said that the man was unlikely to win in his case against the U.S. government because his visa already had been revoked.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly is expected to vote Thursday on legislation that would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release five years' worth of federal tax returns in order to appear on the state's ballot. The proposal was inspired by President Donald Trump's refusal to disclose his tax returns during the campaign.

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