Budget

BRUSSELS | EU warns Italy over budget, signals possible legal action

BRUSSELS— The European Commission warned Italy on Wednesday that its budget plans are in serious breach of the rules underpinning the euro single currency and that the country could face legal action. The European Union’s executive arm, which supervises national budget plans, has invited eurozone countries to examine its assessment in two weeks and, if … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU warns Italy over budget, signals possible legal action

Realtor BG Holmberg Helps Home Buyers Considering New Construction

TAMPA, Fla./ July 09, 2018 (STL.News) BG Holmberg, PA, a South Tampa Realtor for new construction homes and luxury real estate, has been in the industry for over twenty years. He is the #1 single agent in the South Tampa Smith & Associates office and as he specializes in new construction, Holmberg offers important tips … Continue reading Realtor BG Holmberg Helps Home Buyers Considering New Construction

WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up

WASHINGTON  | Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California governor pitches robust budget as revenues surge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $137.6 billion general fund budget for California Friday amid surging revenues, kicking off his last round of negotiations with Democratic legislative leaders. Brown’s latest budget is up nearly $6 billion from his earlier proposal in January. The Democratic governor wants to save most of the surplus to … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California governor pitches robust budget as revenues surge

DENVER  | Lawsuit: Energy company cut safety budget before fatal blast

DENVER  — A shareholder lawsuit alleges an oil and gas company focused on keeping old wells running, not fixing potential safety problems in the months before a fatal house explosion in Colorado. The lawsuit cites former Anadarko Petroleum employees saying the company slashed its safety budget and had skeleton crew for refurbishing wells. The claims … Continue reading DENVER  | Lawsuit: Energy company cut safety budget before fatal blast

Pelosi is optimistic about agreement on budget, immigration

WASHINGTON/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Monday that she remains optimistic about potential agreements with Washington Republicans on the budget and immigration, though she is skeptical that an upcoming White House meeting on immigration will produce a breakthrough. The California lawmaker told reporters in her Capitol office that “we just … Continue reading Pelosi is optimistic about agreement on budget, immigration

US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget

US announces they have negotiated a cut in United Nations budget of $285M December 25, 2017 (STL.News) The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. The … Continue reading US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget

Greek lawmakers approve 2018 budget featuring more austerity

ATHENS, Greece /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Greece’s parliament on Tuesday approved the 2018 state budget, which includes further austerity measures beyond the official end of the country’s third international bailout next summer. All 153 lawmakers from the left-led governing coalition backed the budget measures in a late vote, while the 144 opposition lawmakers present … Continue reading Greek lawmakers approve 2018 budget featuring more austerity

The Latest: Senate passes tax bill, sending it back to House

WASHINGTON/December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on the push in Congress to pass a sweeping tax cut bill (all times local): 12:46 a.m. Senate Republicans have passed the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades, setting the stage for a final House vote Wednesday. The House passed the … Continue reading The Latest: Senate passes tax bill, sending it back to House

A CDC ban on ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender?’ Experts alarmed

NEW YORK / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation’s top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including “fetus,” ”transgender” and “science-based.” The health community was reacting to a story in The … Continue reading A CDC ban on ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender?’ Experts alarmed

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

WASHINGTON /December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation’s tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law this … Continue reading Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

Looming deadlines, much unfinished business await Congress

WASHINGTON/November 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS)— The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency. It’s an agenda whose core items — tax cuts, a potential government shutdown, lots of leftover spending bills — could unravel just as easily as advance amid … Continue reading Looming deadlines, much unfinished business await Congress

St. Louis County Executive Disputes Claims Of Budget Crisis

ST. LOUIS, MO/November 15, 2017 (STL.News) St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is challenging claims that there’s a county budget crisis. At issue are claims made by St. Louis County Council Chairman Sam Page, who penned a letter to the County Executive on November 13, 2017, detailing his concerns. Page’s letter reads in part, “Although … Continue reading St. Louis County Executive Disputes Claims Of Budget Crisis

Local Survey Reveals How Money Affects St. Louis Relationships

There is no denying that money can make or break a relationship ST. LOUIS, MO/October 14, 2017 (STL.News) – Money is a universal tool for exchange and the driving force behind modern human society. As such, it permeates every aspect of our lives; including our relationships. A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC recently conducted a survey … Continue reading Local Survey Reveals How Money Affects St. Louis Relationships

Harvey aid, debt on returning Congress’ daunting to-do list

WASHINGTON/September 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Congress ends its five-week summer recess as storm-ravaged states clamor for Harvey aid, the Trump administration demands a swift increase in the nation’s borrowing authority, and President Donald Trump‘s actions on immigration seem certain to upend the fall agenda. Lawmakers meeting Tuesday face a daunting workload and fast-approaching deadlines, including … Continue reading Harvey aid, debt on returning Congress’ daunting to-do list

White House says budget deficit to be $99B higher this year

WASHINGTON/July 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That’s a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago. The report from the Office of Management and Budget comes on the heels of a rival Congressional … Continue reading White House says budget deficit to be $99B higher this year

Trump’s next budget hopes to eliminate some federal agencies

WASHINGTON/July 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration aims to further tighten its grip on spending, issuing a memo Friday that calls for eliminating some federal agencies and cutting government jobs as part of the upcoming fiscal 2019 budget. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wrote in the memo to agency and department … Continue reading Trump’s next budget hopes to eliminate some federal agencies

Christie signs $34.7B budget, ends state government shutdown

TRENTON, NJ/July 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A budget impasse that shuttered government and state parks and beaches for three days ended on the Fourth of July when Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a deal he and the Democratic Legislature crafted. Christie, who lounged with his family on a beach that was closed to the public … Continue reading Christie signs $34.7B budget, ends state government shutdown

President Choi outlines University of Missouri , campus budget plans for FY2018

University of Missouri – Plan culminates collaborative budget process to address the University’s significant fiscal restraints, strategic investments in excellence COLUMBIA, MO/June 5, 2017 (STL.News) – University of Missouri System President Mun Choi shared system and campus FY18 budget plans with the University community during a public presentation Friday, June 2. As part of his … Continue reading President Choi outlines University of Missouri , campus budget plans for FY2018

The Latest: Trump says he favors more money for health care

WASHINGTON/May 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Health Care — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is turning his attention to domestic issues after his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. In a tweet Sunday night, the president calls for putting more money into the health care system. … Continue reading The Latest: Trump says he favors more money for health care

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

WASHINGTON/May 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the government’s books over the next decade. The proposed budget, for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, was … Continue reading Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

Lawmakers seal deal on $1T plan government-wide funding bill

WASHINGTON/April 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats forged a hard-won agreement Sunday night on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, denying President Donald Trump funding for a border wall and rejecting his cuts to popular domestic programs. Aides to lawmakers … Continue reading Lawmakers seal deal on $1T plan government-wide funding bill

Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov’t open

WASHINGTON/April 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Top Capitol Hill negotiators are reporting progress toward a long-sought agreement on a massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through Oct. 1. Aides say lawmakers closely involved in the talks have worked through many sticking points in hopes of making … Continue reading Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov’t open

A budget deficit challenge for Trump’s tax plan

WASHINGTON/April 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the “massive” tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive … Continue reading A budget deficit challenge for Trump’s tax plan

As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

WASHINGTON/April 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown. Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his … Continue reading As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

WASHINGTON/March 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Thursday’s scheduled budget release will upend Washington with cuts to long-promised … Continue reading Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending