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  • Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens

    Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens
    Stepping up Congress’ efforts to root out misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers Thursday moved to boost funding for a nationwide investigation into whether VA employees covered up long waits for medical care and authorize...
  • Tax bill targeting Donald Sterling advances in California Senate

    A state Senate panel approved legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling from writing off fines levied by the NBA as a business expense on his state income tax returns. The Senate Governance and Finance...
  • Congress turns up heat over VA allegations

    Congress turns up heat over VA allegations
    As Congress stepped up efforts Thursday to get to the bottom of the allegations of substandard healthcare services at Veterans Affairs facilities, a Senate committee provided funds for a nationwide investigation and a House panel authorized a subpoena...
  • California Senate shelves bills on healthcare for immigrants, oil tax

    California Senate shelves bills on healthcare for immigrants, oil tax
    Dozens of controversial state bills were shelved Friday by legislative committees, including measures that would provide healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, impose a tax on oil drilled from the ground and require campaign contributions...
  • State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more

    State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more
    Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
  • Senate reaches bipartisan deal to fix VA 'crisis'

    Senate reaches bipartisan deal to fix VA 'crisis'
    Two U.S. senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving healthcare for veterans in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments. Sens. Bernie...
  • Calif. soda-labeling bill sidelined over costs

    Calif. soda-labeling bill sidelined over costs
    SACRAMENTO — A state bill that would require health-warning labels on sugar-added drinks and sodas in California was sidelined Monday for further review of its enforcement costs even though its author argued that it would cut costs to taxpayers in...
  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.  Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
  • Mikulski: Maryland getting $580M for traffic improvements

    About $580 million in federal aid on its way to Maryland could improve Route 175 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski told business executives in Hanover last week. The Maryland congressional delegation will meet with Gov....
  • Our say: Editor's notebook

    BUDGET EXPRESS - Having mocked congressional gridlock, we were pleased to see Congress move this week on something significant: a bipartisan budget deal - the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 - that will keep the government operating for most of...