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Puerto Rico board approves $10B budget as resignations loom

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico awoke to a new budget approved early Wednesday that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts...

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world:HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:- International aid...

The Latest: Beijing coronavirus outbreak seems under control

The Latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world:___NEW YORK - Three Northeast governors are installing restrictions on travelers from...

The Latest: California counties could lose virus funds

The Latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world:___SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that he will withhold...

Report: State, local aid needed to avert 4 million layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new private sector report is warning anew of continuing damage to the economy if Washington doesn’t deliver several hundred billion...

While asking for more, states are slow to spend virus aid

Many states have yet to spend the federal funding they received more than a month ago to help with soaring costs related to the...

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

ATLANTA (AP) - It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175 instructional days, as...

Pandemic wrecks many state budgets, could trigger deep cuts

As the nation enters a third month of economic devastation, the coronavirus is proving ruinous to state budgets, forcing many governments to consider deep...

Pandemic wrecks many state budgets, could trigger deep cuts

As the nation enters a third month of economic devastation, the coronavirus is proving ruinous to state budgets, forcing many governments to consider deep...

States with few virus cases get big share of relief aid

Alaska, Hawaii, Montana and Wyoming are not epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet these four states scored big this spring when Congress pumped out...