Government budgets

FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. There’s an unconventional new president in the White House and Republicans have a lock on Congress, but Washington is still up to its old tricks. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, Congress and the White House are days from a government shutdown, engaged in familiar partisan brinkmanship that demonstrates how little has really changed in the capital under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 25, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, the...
Read More
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
Read More
April 25, 2017 - 2:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's centerpiece business tax proposal (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards says House Republican leaders need to devise a budget-balancing tax plan, after spurning his idea to levy a new tax on business sales. The Edwards administration...
Read More
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it. Trump is scheduled to unveil the broad outlines of a tax overhaul Wednesday that includes a massive cut in the corporate income tax, reducing the top rate from 35 percent to 15...
Read More
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, accompanied by, from second from left, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to discuss President Donald Trump's first 100 days. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September. "We're moving...
Read More
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin points to a member of the media as he answers questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax plan (all times local): 2 p.m. A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it. Trump is scheduled to unveil the broad outlines of a tax overhaul Wednesday. As part of the plan, he...
Read More
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during the "Ancient Civilizations Forum" (ACForum) at Zappeio Conference Hall in Athens, Monday, April 24, 2017. Foreign Ministers and top officials from various countries attended the forum being held in the Greek capital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
April 25, 2017 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Following years of budget restraint, particularly in Greece, government deficits across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday. According to statistics agency Eurostat,...
Read More
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
Read More
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during the "Ancient Civilizations Forum" (ACForum) at Zappeio Conference Hall in Athens, Monday, April 24, 2017. Foreign Ministers and top officials from various countries attended the forum being held in the Greek capital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
April 25, 2017 - 5:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Following years of strict budget restraint, particularly in Greece, the level of government borrowing across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday. According to...
Read More
WWL AP Feed General
April 25, 2017 - 5:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Following years of strict budget restraint, particularly in Greece, the level of government borrowing across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday. According to...
Read More

Pages