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A new budget proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat exploring a 2020 presidential bid, calls for increasing the state’s operating budget by 20 percent, increasing taxes, and spending more on orca and salmon recovery than on the number one issue voters said is their top priority: mental health.
Inflation over 2018 came in at 1.9 percent for all goods, the federal government said Friday, with the 12-month running average slowing somewhat at the end of the year due to falling energy costs.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced Monday it will hold its first Limited-Release Lotteries of 2019 in January. A total of 871 bottles will be offered for sale through the lotteries.
The Shutdown's Housing Market Woes
It's a great time to buy a home, and you're ready. You've saved up a suitable down payment, found a home, and settled on a lender. As an added bonus, interest rates are at their lowest point in the last nine months – despite the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes.
There's only one problem. The government shutdown has created obstacles to your mortgage – maybe in ways you hadn't considered.
The shutdown effect is obvious if you're a government worker suddenly trying to buy a home with IOU's – but, otherwise, why would your mortgage application be affected? It may depend on the type of loan you're seeking.
USDA loans, popular in rural areas, are backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the USDA shut down (at least as of this writing), no new applications are being accepted and scheduled loan closings have been put on hold. Homebuyers caught in the middle are be...
Pennsylvania food assistance recipients will be able to use their February benefits starting January 19, the state announced Monday, but will then be in indefinite financial limbo due to the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Plenty of tickets are available for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But they’ll cost you.
WASHINGTON – Newly empowered House Democrats launched Monday an investigation of the rising prices of popular drugs to treat diabetes, arthritis, cholesterol and other ailments, a prelude to public hearings starting later this month that could lead to legislation to cut medicine costs.
While the U.S. government remains in partial shutdown over funding of a border wall, a Purple Heart triple-amputee veteran, Brian Kolfage, started a crowd-sourced campaign to build the wall, later supported by Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Rep. Gelnn Grotham, R-Wis.