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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
State budget lacks revenue voteson a spending bill before we have an idea of how we are going to pay for it,” s
State budget lacks revenue votes
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 minutes ago
on a spending bill before we have an idea of how we are going to pay for it,” said Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-124, Tamaqua. The House and Senate are considering several options for a revenue package to help erase a built-in revenue deficit in the $1.5... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Opioid abuse prevention questions raised as budget moves to governorof funds to work with, the final budget reduced proposed spending by $413 milli
Opioid abuse prevention questions raised as budget moves to governor
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 hours ago
of funds to work with, the final budget reduced proposed spending by $413 million from the spending bills passed by the House and Senate after shaving $750 million from revenue estimates. “This is, in fact, a revenue problem,” Spilka said. “Our... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Cigarette tax hike, other state laws take effect todayTomblin vetoed it behind strong opposition from unions, and lawmakers overrode
Cigarette tax hike, other state laws take effect today
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 2 hours ago
Tomblin vetoed it behind strong opposition from unions, and lawmakers overrode the veto. Only a simple majority of the House and Senate was needed. West Virginia is also set to join the scores of states today that allow ride-hailing, phone... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
State budget bill advances without revenue planon a spending bill before we have an idea of how we are going to pay for it,” s
State budget bill advances without revenue plan
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 hours ago
on a spending bill before we have an idea of how we are going to pay for it,” said Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-124, Tamaqua. The House and Senate are considering several options for a revenue package to help erase a built-in revenue deficit in the $1.5... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Attention turns to court in Illinois remap ballot questionsystem – with the first commission appointed in 2021 – would involve the audito
Attention turns to court in Illinois remap ballot question
Northwest Herald / Posted 2 hours ago
system – with the first commission appointed in 2021 – would involve the auditor general, bipartisan leaders from the state House and Senate, a random drawing and, if necessary, members of the Illinois Supreme Court. THE ARGUMENTS The nearly... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending dealThe Democratic-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan, and Republi
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal
Daily Chronicle / Posted 2 hours ago
The Democratic-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed it later Thursday, the last day of the fiscal year. Democratic leaders and Rauner crafted the agreement after days of negotiations amid... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate passes renewable energy bill, setting talks for Julyand enter into 15- to 20-year contracts for 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind an
Senate passes renewable energy bill, setting talks for July
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 hours ago
and enter into 15- to 20-year contracts for 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind and roughly 1,200 megawatts of hydropower. House and Senate negotiators needed months earlier this session to agree on a solar energy bill and the conference ahead... Read more
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Providence Business News
GA leaves prison reform undonein work release by allowing them to keep more of their pay for themselves faile
GA leaves prison reform undone
Providence Business News / Posted 3 hours ago
in work release by allowing them to keep more of their pay for themselves failed to get out of committee in both the House and Senate. Wall said the miniscule take-home pay left after multiple deductions by the state undercuts an important... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending dealmonths, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gr
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 3 hours ago
months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget. The Democratic-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed it later Thursday, the last day of... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner signs Illinois budget, but more work to dosix months just cleared the House 105-4, despite a bit of spirited debate. The
Rauner signs Illinois budget, but more work to do
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 hours ago
six months just cleared the House 105-4, despite a bit of spirited debate. The Senate also approved the measure, 54-0. The House and Senate both passed four supporting measures leading up to the appropriations bill. Now Gov. Bruce Rauner's pen is... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending dealmonths, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gr
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 5 hours ago
months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget. The Democratic-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed it later Thursday, the last day of... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
NEW: Stopgap spending bill passed, signedis not a budget. This is not a balanced budget. This is not a solution to our l
NEW: Stopgap spending bill passed, signed
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 hours ago
is not a budget. This is not a balanced budget. This is not a solution to our long-term challenges," Rauner said after the House and Senate each overwhelmingly approved the so-called stopgap spending plan. "This is a bridge to reform. That's what... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 5 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 5 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 5 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Illinois OKs stopgap spending deal; governor will signmonths, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gr
Illinois OKs stopgap spending deal; governor will sign
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 6 hours ago
months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget. The Democratic-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed it later Thursday, the last day of... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 6 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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examiner.com
Illinois legislature approves stopgap bill to help schools and human servicesboth houses, as the Chicago Sun-Times noted, “. . .breathed a cautious but coll
Illinois legislature approves stopgap bill to help schools and human services
examiner.com / Posted 6 hours ago
both houses, as the Chicago Sun-Times noted, “. . .breathed a cautious but collective sigh of relief Thursday as the state House and Senate passed budget bills to fund state operations until the end of the year and to ensure schools open on time... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending dealmonths, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gr
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 6 hours ago
months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget. The Democratic-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed it later Thursday, the last day of... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Road extension seen as key piece of Quincy ferry planfor Scannell, said it’s her company’s policy not to comment on projects involvi
Road extension seen as key piece of Quincy ferry plan
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 6 hours ago
for Scannell, said it’s her company’s policy not to comment on projects involving FedEx. On Thursday, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved a $39.1 billion state budget that included $100,000 for improvements to Squantum Point Park. The... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 7 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 7 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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Roll Call
Trump to Meet with Senate RepublicansGOP, which was first reported by Politico , will be the first time he faces ran
Trump to Meet with Senate Republicans
Roll Call / Posted 7 hours ago
GOP, which was first reported by Politico , will be the first time he faces rank-and-file senators. Trump met with the House and Senate Republican leadership in May. Leaders described those meetings as positive and productive, though some... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 7 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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Boston Globe
Budget watchdog warns of ‘precarious financial position’poor people will use taxpayer-funded programs like welfare and Medicaid. The M
Budget watchdog warns of ‘precarious financial position’
Boston Globe / Posted 7 hours ago
poor people will use taxpayer-funded programs like welfare and Medicaid. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation praised House and Senate negotiators for quickly crafting a compromise budget for the fiscal year that begins Friday after tax... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 7 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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TribLIVE
Legislature OKs state budget, critics say it’s not balancedScott Wagner, R-York County, a likely candidate for governor, said, “I have bee
Legislature OKs state budget, critics say it’s not balanced
TribLIVE / Posted 7 hours ago
Scott Wagner, R-York County, a likely candidate for governor, said, “I have been able to witness total madness...the House and Senate have passed spending without determining where additional revenue sources are going to come from.” A... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mayor Emanuel says Chicago schools will open on time this fallout if the city ends its practice of picking up the bulk of teacher pension con
Mayor Emanuel says Chicago schools will open on time this fall
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 hours ago
out if the city ends its practice of picking up the bulk of teacher pension contributions. One measure approved by the House and Senate Thursday would allow the Chicago Board of Education to implement a property tax hike officials said would... Read more
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WWAY 3 Wilmington
Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreementof the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the
Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreement
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 8 hours ago
of the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the related “money report” crafted by House and Senate leaders. The $22.3 billion plan adjusts the second year of the already-approved two-year budget. The House... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
House passes main Pennsylvania budget billtobacco taxes, tax delinquents, more legalized gambling and brisker wine and li
House passes main Pennsylvania budget bill
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 8 hours ago
tobacco taxes, tax delinquents, more legalized gambling and brisker wine and liquor sales. 11:20 a.m. The Pennsylvania House and Senate are returning to session on the last day of the state government's fiscal year, with differences remaining... Read more
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Boston Globe
A Cambridge taxi group is suing the city over Uberworks toward finalizing regulations on Uber and Lyft. Cab and livery companies
A Cambridge taxi group is suing the city over Uber
Boston Globe / Posted 8 hours ago
works toward finalizing regulations on Uber and Lyft. Cab and livery companies have said different bills from the state’s House and Senate are both unfair to their industry. Pinkham said that if a law governing Uber is ultimately enacted, the... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 8 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreementof the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the
Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreement
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 hours ago
of the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the related "money report" crafted by House and Senate leaders. The $22.3 billion plan adjusts the second year of the already-approved two-year budget. The House... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 8 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 8 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Lawmakers OK stopgap spending deal; governor will signThe Democrat-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan and it's expec
Lawmakers OK stopgap spending deal; governor will sign
SaukValley.com / Posted 8 hours ago
The Democrat-led House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the plan and it's expected to get the signature of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on the last day of the fiscal year. Democratic leaders and Rauner crafted the agreement after days of... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Lawmakers settle on lower appropriation for UMassAs the University of Massachusetts prepares to make a decision on student tuiti
Lawmakers settle on lower appropriation for UMass
WWLP Springfield / Posted 9 hours ago
As the University of Massachusetts prepares to make a decision on student tuition and fee levels based on the state budget, House and Senate lawmakers on Thursday were working to pass a new spending accord for fiscal 2017 that falls $25.5 million... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. House approves $39.15 billion state budgetWednesday. “I’m glad to be getting it before the end of the fiscal year,” Bake
Mass. House approves $39.15 billion state budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 9 hours ago
Wednesday. “I’m glad to be getting it before the end of the fiscal year,” Baker said of the budget (H 4450) that the House and Senate are expected to pass Thursday. “I think that’s a real tribute, frankly, to the collaborative spirit the... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreementof the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the
Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreement
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 9 hours ago
of the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the related "money report" crafted by House and Senate leaders. The $22.3 billion plan adjusts the second year of the already-approved two-year budget. The House... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislationafternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including par
NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 9 hours ago
afternoon following a lengthy meeting of legislative Republicans, including party leaders in both the North Carolina House and Senate as well as Governor Pat McCrory. Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in... Read more
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News 8000
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
News 8000 / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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Salon.com
Budget deal draws handful of ‘no’ votesare congratulating their colleagues for adopting a partial-year budget plan but
Budget deal draws handful of ‘no’ votes
Salon.com / Posted 9 hours ago
are congratulating their colleagues for adopting a partial-year budget plan but warn that serious work remains. The House and Senate sent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation Thursday to keep government operating for six months and... Read more
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My EastText
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
My EastText / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
IL stopgap budget deal drew handful of 'no' votesare congratulating their colleagues for adopting a partial-year budget plan but
IL stopgap budget deal drew handful of 'no' votes
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 9 hours ago
are congratulating their colleagues for adopting a partial-year budget plan but warn that serious work remains. The House and Senate sent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation Thursday to keep government operating for six months and... Read more
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KSBW Salinas
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
KSBW Salinas / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
KTVZ Bend / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue billTexas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a
President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 9 hours ago
Texas and elsewhere in the mainland U.S. for better paying jobs. PROMESA was a bipartisan compromise with the Republican House and Senate. Both chambers approved the bill by a large margin. "There is still much work to be done. With legislation... Read more
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