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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice signed the $4.38 billion budget bill Thursday that provides a 5 percent raise for teachers, school service perso…

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice's chief of staff and the director of the state budget office expressed optimism for the 2019 fiscal year and the…

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Yet Another Crisis

Every day in Washington, D.C., seems to bring new crises to defuse. One of the next ones on the list is the upcoming need to raise the debt ceiling before the government runs out of money to pay the nation's bills. Without action, the government is anticipated to run out of money in early October.

Once again, one group is asking for clean legislation to raise the debt ceiling, while others threaten to use the debt ceiling bill as leverage to promote other legislative goals. The novel twist this time is that Republicans are fighting other Republicans.

At first glance, this may seem like more partisan Washington nonsense that doesn't affect you personally. The partisan and nonsense part may be correct, depending on your political leanings – but the effects of a failure to raise the debt ceiling can lead all the way to your pocketbook.

Who Gets Left Out?

Keep in mind that raising the debt ceiling does not a...

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AUSTIN — The Texas House last week voted to fund about $1.8 billion for public education, but Senate Republicans on Tuesday instead talked up a proposal to study school finance instead of providing more funds now.

Fayette County’s budget for fiscal 2018 shows some gains and some additional expenditures, leaving it on par with 2017.

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ALBANY -- New York's population of inmates who are older than age 50 has risen sharply over the past decade, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported Tuesday.