Stories tagged: budget
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that’s …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Montana plans to cut programs and services to fill a projected $227 million budget shortfall in the midst of a disastrous drought and dozens of wildfires that are draining the …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
The U.S. government carefully designed a path of least resistance to building a border wall in Texas, picking a wildlife refuge and other places it already owns or controls to …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
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Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
The Latah County Commissioners approved a $19 million budget Wednesday for the upcoming fiscal year that includes another 4 percent annual or hourly pay increase for all county employees and …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Montana will face a $227 million budget shortfall within two years unless state government agencies cut their spending by another 10 percent, Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
The Spokane Public Schools’ budget will grow by 7.2 percent with much of that money going toward teachers and teaching supports.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
City lawmakers will soon decide whether to jump into the fray unfolding in Olympia over the state’s budget for new construction and a controversial court ruling involving water rights.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
The Trump administration and Congress face a daunting set of budget-related deadlines in the coming weeks. Blowing them could upend global financial markets and cause a partial government shutdown.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Parents and advocates addressed the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday night in an effort to guide the creation of the district’s annual budget.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Montana’s worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall, long after the state’s firefighting reserves run out thanks to politicians diverting millions of …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Community members can comment on a proposed Spokane Public Schools budget, Wednesday.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
The U.S. House passed a package of appropriation bills that included a budget for the Hanford nuclear reservation for the next fiscal year before members scattered for a five-week summer …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Montana revenues have fallen far enough below projections to trigger a worst-case scenario $97 million in spending cuts across state government starting as soon as next month.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
The Republican-led House is moving to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Montana’s $60 million wildfire reserve fund could be halved by budget cuts next month at the peak of what state officials say is emerging to be a very active and …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
The Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests, the agency director said Friday.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
A third round of buyout offers may be coming to the University of Montana.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes trillions of dollars in cuts to the social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending, a blueprint …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
A progressive think tank will pay the state more than $30,000 to settle claims of campaign finance violations in its failed efforts to defeat a 2015 initiative.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools will get an extra $3 million for special education students thanks to a change in state funding.
UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a budget package, giving the state its first spending blueprint in than two years and ending the nation’s …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced late Monday night that he had struck a budget deal with Democrats to end a three-day shutdown of the state government, following an outcry …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
New Jersey’s government shutdown entered a third day as lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018 and social media lambasted Gov. Chris Christie and his family for lounging …