• GOP: Trump budget plan cuts both too deeply and not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several congressional Republicans are panning the emerging outlines of President Donald Trump’s first budget, complaining that he’s cutting too much from already lean department accounts while leaving untouched the massive benefit programs blamed for the nation’s deficits.

  • AP Exclusive: Taxes could flow with Dakota Access pipeline

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota stands to gain more than $110 million annually in tax revenue after oil begins coursing through the Dakota Access pipeline, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.

  • Asian markets mostly lower, watching Trump speech closely

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday as attention turned to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress for clues on what might be ahead for trade, regulations and taxes.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on ‘massive’ tax cut for middle class

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim by President Donald Trump from his speech to Congress and how it stacks up with the facts:

  • Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute.

  • 5 things analysts and investors want to hear in Trump speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists and investors will be looking for one thing above all from President Donald Trump’s speech to the nation Tuesday night:

  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government “do more with less.”

  • Santa Fe councilors compete with mayor’s soda tax plan

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A political battle is brewing between Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and two city councilors over the mayor’s proposal to tax sugary drinks to fund early childhood education programs.

  • Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.

  • What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they’re talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.