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Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

Supervisors Approve County Housing Authority Budget - Times of San Diego

A $178 million budget for San Diego County's Housing Authority for the 2020-21 fiscal year was unanimously approved Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors. Read full article: Supervisors Approve County Housing Autho...→

Protesters camp outside City Hall demanding $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

Protesters camp outside City Hall demanding $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

A group of protesters began occupying an area outside New York City Hall Tuesday night amid continued calls to "defund the police." For weeks the group has bee [...] Read full article: Protesters camp outside City Hall demand...→

Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget Deficit

Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget Deficit

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic state Legislature have agreed to a state spending plan that avoids billions of dollars in permanent cuts to pub [...] Read full article: Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close ...→

Latest Colorado budget forecast has good news — but still gives lawmakers reasons for worry

Latest Colorado budget forecast has good news — but still gives lawmakers reasons for worry

Colorado received good fiscal news Friday for the first time in months: The immediate budget crisis set in motion by the coronavirus pandemic is suddenly a bit [...] Read full article: Latest Colorado budget forecast has good...→

San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of Debate

San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of Debate

As protesters gathered outside San Jose City Hall Tuesday, city leaders were meeting to approve the Mayor Sam Liccardo's proposed $4.1 billion budget for the n [...] Read full article: San Jose Officials Approve New Budget Af...→

Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million?

Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million?

For decades, community advocates have called for divestment of funds from law enforcement, shifting that money to other community needs such as housing, educat [...] Read full article: Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billio...→

Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for $1 billion NYPD budget cut

Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for $1 billion NYPD budget cut

Speaker Corey Johnson and seven other City Council leaders firmly embraced the “Defund Police” movement Friday, calling for $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD’s $6 [...] Read full article: Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for ...→

Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on how to spend $1.1 billion windfall from federal stimulus

Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on how to spend $1.1 billion windfall from federal stimulus

During the marathon meeting, aldermen questioned whether enough was set aside for housing and violence prevention and if $40 million was enough to hold back in [...] Read full article: Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on h...→

Illinois businesses, nonprofits land $22 billion in loans

The agency still has about $130 billion available. It will be approving applications through the end of the month. Read full article: Illinois businesses, nonprofits land $22...→

LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' Remark, Proposal To Cut $1.8 Billion Budget

LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' Remark, Proposal To Cut $1.8 Billion Budget

On Friday morning, LAPPL issued a blistering statement in response to the comment that stated: "Eric has apparently lost his damn mind," and suggesting that if [...] Read full article: LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' R...→

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

While there is no language in the state budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise. Read full article: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says...→

State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session With Gov. Newsom To Address $54.3 Billion Budget Deficit

State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session With Gov. Newsom To Address $54.3 Billion Budget Deficit

The California Assembly met in an extraordinary session Tuesday to question Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration about its plan to fill an estimated $54.3 billio [...] Read full article: State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session Wit...→

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budg...→

Georgia lawmakers approve more generous jobless benefits

Georgia lawmakers approve more generous jobless benefits

ATLANTA (AP) — Workers in Georgia would be allowed to earn several hundred dollars more a week while keeping their full unemployment benefits under a bill that [...] Read full article: Georgia lawmakers approve more generous ...→

Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 billion budget, won’t defund Sheriff’s Department

Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 billion budget, won’t defund Sheriff’s Department

The spending plan restores money to social services, but doesn’t direct money away from the sheriff as some requested Read full article: Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 bil...→

Family of men killed by police call on city to deduct $1 billion from NYPD budget

Family of men killed by police call on city to deduct $1 billion from NYPD budget

Three local families who lost a family member in police-involved incidents are calling on the city to take $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget and put it into co [...] Read full article: Family of men killed by police call on c...→

Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Demilitarize the Police and Cut $1 Billion' from NYPD Budget

Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Demilitarize the Police and Cut $1 Billion' from NYPD Budget

Actor Mark Ruffalo is pushing the effort to defund the police by demanding that New York City "demilitarize" its police force and that the NYPD cut $1 billion [...] Read full article: Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Dem...→

State lawmakers indulge in budget fantasies

State lawmakers indulge in budget fantasies

They’re making sure their own names are not added to the long list of Californians whose paychecks have been cut off. Read full article: State lawmakers indulge in budget fantas...→

NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

New York City leadership released its first tangible budget cut proposal for the NYPD late Friday, announcing their intention to reduce the budget by $1 billio [...] Read full article: NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to...→

Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal Reserve

Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal Reserve

The spending plan essentially maintains budget levels from last year, but does not count on any increased revenue from a proposal to pass a graduated income ta [...] Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State...→

NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

A potential $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD’s budget isn’t on the table within the department, First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker told the City Council’s [...] Read full article: NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion...→

Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meeting of Legislature

Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meeting of Legislature

Three members of the Illinois Legislature on Wednesday asked for an “emergency legislative session” to address criminal justice reform and the impact recent de [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meetin...→

California lawmakers propose allowing legal sports betting to help with budget shortfall

California lawmakers propose allowing legal sports betting to help with budget shortfall

Two California lawmakers pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spre [...] Read full article: California lawmakers propose allowing le...→

Illinois faces $76 billion hit to economic output

The biggest impacts are expected in industries directly affected by state shutdowns, including the restaurant and hospitality businesses, but the report says o [...] Read full article: Illinois faces $76 billion hit to econom...→

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four struggling South Side hospitals have halted their plans to combine into a new system, after the state legislature didn’t allocate funding for the project. Read full article: Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 ...→

Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons to deter China in the Pacific

Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons to deter China in the Pacific

What kind of impact would land-based air defenses, increased ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) operations and more bomber patrols have upon U.S. d [...] Read full article: Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons...→

Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawmakers Using Proxy Voters

Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawmakers Using Proxy Voters

Two House Republicans have teamed up to introduce a bill that would cut lawmakers' annual office budgets if they opt to vote by proxy during the coronavirus pa [...] Read full article: Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawm...→

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such [...] Read full article: Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ...→

CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget Rejects Cuts To Schools, Healthcare

CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget Rejects Cuts To Schools, Healthcare

Facing an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit because of the coronavirus, California lawmakers on Monday approved a state spending plan. Read full article: CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budge...→

California Lawmakers Take up Budget in Tense Economic Times

California Lawmakers Take up Budget in Tense Economic Times

The California Legislature will meet Monday to pass a budget for these uncertain times, without knowing how much money they have to spend and without an agreem [...] Read full article: California Lawmakers Take up Budget in T...→

Corey Johnson, council members push $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

Corey Johnson, council members push $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, along with several other members of city government, proposed a package of cuts to the NYPD's budget totaling over $1 billi [...] Read full article: Corey Johnson, council members push $1 b...→

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Wednesday an Illinois budget heavily reliant on federal assistance because of revenue lost to COVID-19 restrictions on busin [...] Read full article: Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reli...→

Island Lake board to approve annual budget

Island Lake board to approve annual budget

The Island Lake village board will meet remotely Thursday night to discuss and potentially approve a neaerly $7.2 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Read full article: Island Lake board to approve annual budg...→

Lawmakers in denial over budget realities

Lawmakers in denial over budget realities

Instead of rolling up their sleeves to make tough choices, many are digging in their heels. Read full article: Lawmakers in denial over budget realitie...→

State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools COVID-19 Budget Cuts If Federal Aid Is On The Way

State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools COVID-19 Budget Cuts If Federal Aid Is On The Way

In an unusual move to reach a consensus early, California Assembly and Senate leaders have announced they have agreed on a state budget that would rescind all [...] Read full article: State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools...→

California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54.3 Billion Budget Gap

California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54.3 Billion Budget Gap

California’s Legislative leaders on Wednesday rejected billions of dollars in budget cuts to public schools and health care services that Gov. Gavin Newsom had [...] Read full article: California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54....→

Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong security law

Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong security law

The law will alter Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, or Basic Law, to require the territory to enforce measures to be decided by the NPC’s standing committee, a s [...] Read full article: Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong ...→

'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Approve Temporary $25 Billion Budget To Fund Government For Next 5 Months

'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Approve Temporary $25 Billion Budget To Fund Government For Next 5 Months

What this will do is fund the government at current levels until lawmakers can assess the damage that the coronavirus has had on the state budget. Read full article: 'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Law...→

Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole

Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole

No public health insurance option. Drastic cuts to K-12 and higher education funding. Seniors losing tax breaks on their homes. Read full article: Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3...→

Supervisors Approve County Housing Authority Budget - Times of San Diego

A $178 million budget for San Diego County's Housing Authority for the 2020-21 fiscal year was unanimously approved Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors. Read full article: Supervisors Approve County Housing Autho...→

Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 billion budget, won’t defund Sheriff’s Department

Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 billion budget, won’t defund Sheriff’s Department

The spending plan restores money to social services, but doesn’t direct money away from the sheriff as some requested Read full article: Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 bil...→

Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget Deficit

Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget Deficit

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic state Legislature have agreed to a state spending plan that avoids billions of dollars in permanent cuts to pub [...] Read full article: Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close ...→

Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawmakers Using Proxy Voters

Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawmakers Using Proxy Voters

Two House Republicans have teamed up to introduce a bill that would cut lawmakers' annual office budgets if they opt to vote by proxy during the coronavirus pa [...] Read full article: Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawm...→

Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Demilitarize the Police and Cut $1 Billion' from NYPD Budget

Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Demilitarize the Police and Cut $1 Billion' from NYPD Budget

Actor Mark Ruffalo is pushing the effort to defund the police by demanding that New York City "demilitarize" its police force and that the NYPD cut $1 billion [...] Read full article: Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Dem...→

San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of Debate

San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of Debate

As protesters gathered outside San Jose City Hall Tuesday, city leaders were meeting to approve the Mayor Sam Liccardo's proposed $4.1 billion budget for the n [...] Read full article: San Jose Officials Approve New Budget Af...→

CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget Rejects Cuts To Schools, Healthcare

CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget Rejects Cuts To Schools, Healthcare

Facing an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit because of the coronavirus, California lawmakers on Monday approved a state spending plan. Read full article: CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budge...→

Corey Johnson, council members push $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

Corey Johnson, council members push $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, along with several other members of city government, proposed a package of cuts to the NYPD's budget totaling over $1 billi [...] Read full article: Corey Johnson, council members push $1 b...→

NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

New York City leadership released its first tangible budget cut proposal for the NYPD late Friday, announcing their intention to reduce the budget by $1 billio [...] Read full article: NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to...→

Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on how to spend $1.1 billion windfall from federal stimulus

Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on how to spend $1.1 billion windfall from federal stimulus

During the marathon meeting, aldermen questioned whether enough was set aside for housing and violence prevention and if $40 million was enough to hold back in [...] Read full article: Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on h...→

Island Lake board to approve annual budget

Island Lake board to approve annual budget

The Island Lake village board will meet remotely Thursday night to discuss and potentially approve a neaerly $7.2 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Read full article: Island Lake board to approve annual budg...→

NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

A potential $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD’s budget isn’t on the table within the department, First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker told the City Council’s [...] Read full article: NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion...→

Illinois businesses, nonprofits land $22 billion in loans

The agency still has about $130 billion available. It will be approving applications through the end of the month. Read full article: Illinois businesses, nonprofits land $22...→

State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools COVID-19 Budget Cuts If Federal Aid Is On The Way

State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools COVID-19 Budget Cuts If Federal Aid Is On The Way

In an unusual move to reach a consensus early, California Assembly and Senate leaders have announced they have agreed on a state budget that would rescind all [...] Read full article: State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools...→

Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meeting of Legislature

Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meeting of Legislature

Three members of the Illinois Legislature on Wednesday asked for an “emergency legislative session” to address criminal justice reform and the impact recent de [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meetin...→

Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong security law

Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong security law

The law will alter Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, or Basic Law, to require the territory to enforce measures to be decided by the NPC’s standing committee, a s [...] Read full article: Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong ...→

Illinois faces $76 billion hit to economic output

The biggest impacts are expected in industries directly affected by state shutdowns, including the restaurant and hospitality businesses, but the report says o [...] Read full article: Illinois faces $76 billion hit to econom...→

State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session With Gov. Newsom To Address $54.3 Billion Budget Deficit

State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session With Gov. Newsom To Address $54.3 Billion Budget Deficit

The California Assembly met in an extraordinary session Tuesday to question Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration about its plan to fill an estimated $54.3 billio [...] Read full article: State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session Wit...→

Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole

Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole

No public health insurance option. Drastic cuts to K-12 and higher education funding. Seniors losing tax breaks on their homes. Read full article: Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3...→

Georgia lawmakers approve more generous jobless benefits

Georgia lawmakers approve more generous jobless benefits

ATLANTA (AP) — Workers in Georgia would be allowed to earn several hundred dollars more a week while keeping their full unemployment benefits under a bill that [...] Read full article: Georgia lawmakers approve more generous ...→

Protesters camp outside City Hall demanding $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

Protesters camp outside City Hall demanding $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

A group of protesters began occupying an area outside New York City Hall Tuesday night amid continued calls to "defund the police." For weeks the group has bee [...] Read full article: Protesters camp outside City Hall demand...→

Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons to deter China in the Pacific

Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons to deter China in the Pacific

What kind of impact would land-based air defenses, increased ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) operations and more bomber patrols have upon U.S. d [...] Read full article: Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons...→

Family of men killed by police call on city to deduct $1 billion from NYPD budget

Family of men killed by police call on city to deduct $1 billion from NYPD budget

Three local families who lost a family member in police-involved incidents are calling on the city to take $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget and put it into co [...] Read full article: Family of men killed by police call on c...→

Latest Colorado budget forecast has good news — but still gives lawmakers reasons for worry

Latest Colorado budget forecast has good news — but still gives lawmakers reasons for worry

Colorado received good fiscal news Friday for the first time in months: The immediate budget crisis set in motion by the coronavirus pandemic is suddenly a bit [...] Read full article: Latest Colorado budget forecast has good...→

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such [...] Read full article: Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ...→

Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million?

Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million?

For decades, community advocates have called for divestment of funds from law enforcement, shifting that money to other community needs such as housing, educat [...] Read full article: Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billio...→

California Lawmakers Take up Budget in Tense Economic Times

California Lawmakers Take up Budget in Tense Economic Times

The California Legislature will meet Monday to pass a budget for these uncertain times, without knowing how much money they have to spend and without an agreem [...] Read full article: California Lawmakers Take up Budget in T...→

State lawmakers indulge in budget fantasies

State lawmakers indulge in budget fantasies

They’re making sure their own names are not added to the long list of Californians whose paychecks have been cut off. Read full article: State lawmakers indulge in budget fantas...→

Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for $1 billion NYPD budget cut

Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for $1 billion NYPD budget cut

Speaker Corey Johnson and seven other City Council leaders firmly embraced the “Defund Police” movement Friday, calling for $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD’s $6 [...] Read full article: Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for ...→

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Wednesday an Illinois budget heavily reliant on federal assistance because of revenue lost to COVID-19 restrictions on busin [...] Read full article: Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reli...→

Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal Reserve

Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal Reserve

The spending plan essentially maintains budget levels from last year, but does not count on any increased revenue from a proposal to pass a graduated income ta [...] Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State...→

Lawmakers in denial over budget realities

Lawmakers in denial over budget realities

Instead of rolling up their sleeves to make tough choices, many are digging in their heels. Read full article: Lawmakers in denial over budget realitie...→

LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' Remark, Proposal To Cut $1.8 Billion Budget

LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' Remark, Proposal To Cut $1.8 Billion Budget

On Friday morning, LAPPL issued a blistering statement in response to the comment that stated: "Eric has apparently lost his damn mind," and suggesting that if [...] Read full article: LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' R...→

California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54.3 Billion Budget Gap

California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54.3 Billion Budget Gap

California’s Legislative leaders on Wednesday rejected billions of dollars in budget cuts to public schools and health care services that Gov. Gavin Newsom had [...] Read full article: California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54....→

California lawmakers propose allowing legal sports betting to help with budget shortfall

California lawmakers propose allowing legal sports betting to help with budget shortfall

Two California lawmakers pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spre [...] Read full article: California lawmakers propose allowing le...→

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

While there is no language in the state budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise. Read full article: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says...→

'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Approve Temporary $25 Billion Budget To Fund Government For Next 5 Months

'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Approve Temporary $25 Billion Budget To Fund Government For Next 5 Months

What this will do is fund the government at current levels until lawmakers can assess the damage that the coronavirus has had on the state budget. Read full article: 'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Law...→

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four struggling South Side hospitals have halted their plans to combine into a new system, after the state legislature didn’t allocate funding for the project. Read full article: Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 ...→

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budg...→

Supervisors Approve County Housing Authority Budget - Times of San Diego

A $178 million budget for San Diego County's Housing Authority for the 2020-21 fiscal year was unanimously approved Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors. Read full article: Supervisors Approve County Housing Autho...→

Georgia lawmakers approve more generous jobless benefits

Georgia lawmakers approve more generous jobless benefits

ATLANTA (AP) — Workers in Georgia would be allowed to earn several hundred dollars more a week while keeping their full unemployment benefits under a bill that [...] Read full article: Georgia lawmakers approve more generous ...→

Protesters camp outside City Hall demanding $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

Protesters camp outside City Hall demanding $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

A group of protesters began occupying an area outside New York City Hall Tuesday night amid continued calls to "defund the police." For weeks the group has bee [...] Read full article: Protesters camp outside City Hall demand...→

Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 billion budget, won’t defund Sheriff’s Department

Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 billion budget, won’t defund Sheriff’s Department

The spending plan restores money to social services, but doesn’t direct money away from the sheriff as some requested Read full article: Riverside County supervisors OK $6.5 bil...→

Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons to deter China in the Pacific

Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons to deter China in the Pacific

What kind of impact would land-based air defenses, increased ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) operations and more bomber patrols have upon U.S. d [...] Read full article: Lawmakers seek $6 billion to add weapons...→

Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget Deficit

Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget Deficit

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic state Legislature have agreed to a state spending plan that avoids billions of dollars in permanent cuts to pub [...] Read full article: Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close ...→

Family of men killed by police call on city to deduct $1 billion from NYPD budget

Family of men killed by police call on city to deduct $1 billion from NYPD budget

Three local families who lost a family member in police-involved incidents are calling on the city to take $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget and put it into co [...] Read full article: Family of men killed by police call on c...→

Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawmakers Using Proxy Voters

Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawmakers Using Proxy Voters

Two House Republicans have teamed up to introduce a bill that would cut lawmakers' annual office budgets if they opt to vote by proxy during the coronavirus pa [...] Read full article: Republicans Threaten Budget Cuts to Lawm...→

Latest Colorado budget forecast has good news — but still gives lawmakers reasons for worry

Latest Colorado budget forecast has good news — but still gives lawmakers reasons for worry

Colorado received good fiscal news Friday for the first time in months: The immediate budget crisis set in motion by the coronavirus pandemic is suddenly a bit [...] Read full article: Latest Colorado budget forecast has good...→

Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Demilitarize the Police and Cut $1 Billion' from NYPD Budget

Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Demilitarize the Police and Cut $1 Billion' from NYPD Budget

Actor Mark Ruffalo is pushing the effort to defund the police by demanding that New York City "demilitarize" its police force and that the NYPD cut $1 billion [...] Read full article: Mark Ruffalo Demands Bill de Blasio 'Dem...→

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such [...] Read full article: Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ...→

San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of Debate

San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of Debate

As protesters gathered outside San Jose City Hall Tuesday, city leaders were meeting to approve the Mayor Sam Liccardo's proposed $4.1 billion budget for the n [...] Read full article: San Jose Officials Approve New Budget Af...→

CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget Rejects Cuts To Schools, Healthcare

CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget Rejects Cuts To Schools, Healthcare

Facing an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit because of the coronavirus, California lawmakers on Monday approved a state spending plan. Read full article: CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budge...→

Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million?

Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million?

For decades, community advocates have called for divestment of funds from law enforcement, shifting that money to other community needs such as housing, educat [...] Read full article: Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billio...→

California Lawmakers Take up Budget in Tense Economic Times

California Lawmakers Take up Budget in Tense Economic Times

The California Legislature will meet Monday to pass a budget for these uncertain times, without knowing how much money they have to spend and without an agreem [...] Read full article: California Lawmakers Take up Budget in T...→

State lawmakers indulge in budget fantasies

State lawmakers indulge in budget fantasies

They’re making sure their own names are not added to the long list of Californians whose paychecks have been cut off. Read full article: State lawmakers indulge in budget fantas...→

Corey Johnson, council members push $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

Corey Johnson, council members push $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, along with several other members of city government, proposed a package of cuts to the NYPD's budget totaling over $1 billi [...] Read full article: Corey Johnson, council members push $1 b...→

Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for $1 billion NYPD budget cut

Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for $1 billion NYPD budget cut

Speaker Corey Johnson and seven other City Council leaders firmly embraced the “Defund Police” movement Friday, calling for $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD’s $6 [...] Read full article: Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for ...→

NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

New York City leadership released its first tangible budget cut proposal for the NYPD late Friday, announcing their intention to reduce the budget by $1 billio [...] Read full article: NYC Council Leadership Backs Proposal to...→

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reliant on Federal Grant

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Wednesday an Illinois budget heavily reliant on federal assistance because of revenue lost to COVID-19 restrictions on busin [...] Read full article: Pritzker Signs $43B Illinois Budget Reli...→

Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on how to spend $1.1 billion windfall from federal stimulus

Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on how to spend $1.1 billion windfall from federal stimulus

During the marathon meeting, aldermen questioned whether enough was set aside for housing and violence prevention and if $40 million was enough to hold back in [...] Read full article: Budget Committee OKs Lightfoot plan on h...→

Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal Reserve

Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal Reserve

The spending plan essentially maintains budget levels from last year, but does not count on any increased revenue from a proposal to pass a graduated income ta [...] Read full article: Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State...→

Island Lake board to approve annual budget

Island Lake board to approve annual budget

The Island Lake village board will meet remotely Thursday night to discuss and potentially approve a neaerly $7.2 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Read full article: Island Lake board to approve annual budg...→

NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

A potential $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD’s budget isn’t on the table within the department, First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker told the City Council’s [...] Read full article: NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion...→

Lawmakers in denial over budget realities

Lawmakers in denial over budget realities

Instead of rolling up their sleeves to make tough choices, many are digging in their heels. Read full article: Lawmakers in denial over budget realitie...→

Illinois businesses, nonprofits land $22 billion in loans

The agency still has about $130 billion available. It will be approving applications through the end of the month. Read full article: Illinois businesses, nonprofits land $22...→

State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools COVID-19 Budget Cuts If Federal Aid Is On The Way

State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools COVID-19 Budget Cuts If Federal Aid Is On The Way

In an unusual move to reach a consensus early, California Assembly and Senate leaders have announced they have agreed on a state budget that would rescind all [...] Read full article: State Lawmakers Would Spare K-12 Schools...→

LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' Remark, Proposal To Cut $1.8 Billion Budget

LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' Remark, Proposal To Cut $1.8 Billion Budget

On Friday morning, LAPPL issued a blistering statement in response to the comment that stated: "Eric has apparently lost his damn mind," and suggesting that if [...] Read full article: LAPD Union Blasts Garcetti's 'Killers' R...→

Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meeting of Legislature

Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meeting of Legislature

Three members of the Illinois Legislature on Wednesday asked for an “emergency legislative session” to address criminal justice reform and the impact recent de [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Seek Emergency Meetin...→

California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54.3 Billion Budget Gap

California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54.3 Billion Budget Gap

California’s Legislative leaders on Wednesday rejected billions of dollars in budget cuts to public schools and health care services that Gov. Gavin Newsom had [...] Read full article: California Lawmakers Agree To Close $54....→

California lawmakers propose allowing legal sports betting to help with budget shortfall

California lawmakers propose allowing legal sports betting to help with budget shortfall

Two California lawmakers pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spre [...] Read full article: California lawmakers propose allowing le...→

Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong security law

Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong security law

The law will alter Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, or Basic Law, to require the territory to enforce measures to be decided by the NPC’s standing committee, a s [...] Read full article: Chinese lawmakers approve new Hong Kong ...→

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

While there is no language in the state budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise. Read full article: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says...→

Illinois faces $76 billion hit to economic output

The biggest impacts are expected in industries directly affected by state shutdowns, including the restaurant and hospitality businesses, but the report says o [...] Read full article: Illinois faces $76 billion hit to econom...→

'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Approve Temporary $25 Billion Budget To Fund Government For Next 5 Months

'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Approve Temporary $25 Billion Budget To Fund Government For Next 5 Months

What this will do is fund the government at current levels until lawmakers can assess the damage that the coronavirus has had on the state budget. Read full article: 'The Wise Thing To Do': Pennsylvania Law...→

State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session With Gov. Newsom To Address $54.3 Billion Budget Deficit

State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session With Gov. Newsom To Address $54.3 Billion Budget Deficit

The California Assembly met in an extraordinary session Tuesday to question Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration about its plan to fill an estimated $54.3 billio [...] Read full article: State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session Wit...→

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four struggling South Side hospitals have halted their plans to combine into a new system, after the state legislature didn’t allocate funding for the project. Read full article: Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 ...→

Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole

Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole

No public health insurance option. Drastic cuts to K-12 and higher education funding. Seniors losing tax breaks on their homes. Read full article: Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3...→

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budg...→