The passage of the short-term debt ceiling increase ensures that, for now, the U.S. will continue to meet its obligations. But it sets up another potential cliff at the end of the year — at a time when lawmakers will also be working to pass a federal funding bill to avert a government shutdown.
Redistricting session coming soon, but where are the maps? Committee revising state constitution close to final vote; Enrollment increases for community colleges, slight decreases for some universities; Mental capacity at issue as Smith faces another execution date; Inflation: surging prices match a 13-year high
By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The commission deciding what changes should be made to Alabama’s constitution is close to a final vote, with most members agreeing on Wednesday about alterations to three sections containing racist language. The group decided to take another week to review all of the final suggested revisions before taking a...
The ongoing price gains raise pressure on the Federal Reserve, whose officials have repeatedly said the increases will be transitory, and on President Joe Biden, who is facing an economy of slowing job gains and higher inflation. Biden has been accused by Republicans for spurring inflation with his $1.9 trillion rescue package enacted in March of this year.
Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.
Federal judges heard arguments Wednesday about whether an Alabama inmate had the mental capacity to understand the paperwork setting up his planned execution next week, with a defense lawyer arguing the man's cognitive deficiencies warranted disability assistance.
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A proposal under President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" taxing and spending plan would allow the IRS to monitor individual and business financial transactions of $600 or more. Currently, the Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to report transactions of $10,000 or more.
Republicans are dead set against the package. So Biden and his party are left to deliberate among themselves along familiar lines, centrists and moderates, with all eyes still on two key holdouts, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, whose votes are crucial in the evenly divided Senate.
Marsh gauging 'real interest' in education for 2022; COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations way down statewide; Merck asks FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill; Judge: Prison staffing levels will be issue on DOJ lawsuit; House returns for debt limit vote