Posts Tagged State governments

Texas governor’s startup fund is not all it seems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, in this July 19, 2014 file photo taken in Algona, Iowa. Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s second most-populous state. An Associated Press review of the program found that one of the companies actually operates in California. Some have stagnated trying to find more capital. A few have even forfeited their right to do business in Texas by not filing tax reports. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s second most-populous state.

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With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

David Perdue waves to supporters after declaring victory in the Republican primary runoff for nomination to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, at his election-night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Perdue defeated Rep. Jack Kingston. (AP Photo)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the “outsider” arguments they’ve used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

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Lawmaker suggests revamping film incentive cap

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers plan to ask the Legislature to revamp a $50 million annual cap on tax incentives for film and television production in New Mexico.

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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington. Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

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Full-contact youth football practices restricted

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

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