Posts Tagged Legislature

Senate to debate rideshare regulations

PHOENIX (AP) — Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft.

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Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.

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Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Dennis Marton walks with protesters at a rally outside The Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit. The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, officials said Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.

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Rupp Arena financing plan still in limbo

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena.

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaking to the media and local government officials  about federal transportation funding at the Montgomery County Commissioner's office in Dayton, Ohio. On the road in a tour bus this week, Foxx is urging Congress to quickly approve legislation to pay for highway and transit programs amid warnings that the U.S. government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could threaten to set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.  (AP Photo/Skip Peterson)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.

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