U.S. Postal Service Bets On Higher Stamp Prices To Fix WoesBuffeted by threats from Amazon drones to deliveries by golf cart, the U.S. Postal Service is counting on a different strategy to stay competitive. It is seeking more freedom to raise prices for mailing letters.
North Dakota Seeking To Recoup Pipeline Protest CostsThe state has applied for nearly $14 million in funding from a Justice Department program.
Federal Judge Refuses To Reinstate Trump Sanctuary Cities OrderA federal judge has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
Nevada Wants Court To Reject Texas Bid To Prod Nuke DumpNevada wants an appeals court to dismiss a bid by the state of Texas to kick-start funding and licensing to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste in the desert outside Las Vegas.
Texas Senate Approves Rape Kit Funding MeasureThe Texas Senate has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits.
Lawmakers Agree On $1T Plan Government-Wide Funding BillCongressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September.
Texas Senate OKs Plan To Slow Local Property Tax Increases The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.
States Scramble For Funding To Upgrade Aging Voting MachinesElection officials in Texas and across the U.S. are eager to replace aging fleets of voting machines but are grappling with how to fund the nation's next generation of voting equipment.
State Legislators Seek Funding Ban For 'Sanctuary Cities'Texas Republicans eager to reinforce President Donald Trump's call for a crackdown on illegal immigration pushed to deny state money for local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate.
House Speaker Ryan Promises To 'Defund' Planned ParenthoodHouse Speaker Paul Ryan says upcoming legislation to repeal the health care law would cut off taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood.
Democrats Press Talks As Showdown Vote Looms On Funding BillDemocrats are pushing to reopen talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.
Gov. Abbott's Texas Pre-K Plan Rebuffed By Alma MaterIn Texas, where pre-K is scorned by some conservative activists as "godless," Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's major education initiative is giving classrooms far less money than many once thought.