Houston_Texas Gov. Rick Perry has rejected $555 million in federal stimulus money that would expand state unemployment benefits.
Perry, an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill, accepted most of the roughly $17 billion slated for Texas in the plan.
But the governor turned down the unemployment benefits on Thursday because he says they would require the state to increase the tax burden on Texas businesses to fund an expanded program.Monica Rohr, AP Writer © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress.
Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology...
Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies.
"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.
A federal judge has ruled that a former Oklahoma police officer who is serving a 10-year prison sentence following his 2011 conviction in a police corruption trial isn’t entitled to a reduced term. The Tulsa World reports that U.S. District Judge John Dowdell rejected a request for release from former Tulsa Police Cpl. Harold R. Wells on Wednesday. Wells filed his motion in May 2015.
A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere.