Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Unemployment falls to 7.5%; job creation solid in April The job market plugged along steadily, and unemployment fell in April, according to new data out Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is still expanding. The nation added 165,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. More
U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-Year Low The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than five years, a positive signal for the labor market ahead of Friday's April jobs report. More
Baker Kurrus writes to oppose the Little Rock School District tax vote May 9 I am fully supportive of LRSD, but I do not have reason to believe this extension is in LRSD’s best interests. I will vote no on May 9, 2017. When analyzing a financial proposition, it makes sense to look at the numbers. So far I have seen nothing about ... 04/28/2017 - 10:36 am | View Link
30 Thoughts: Islanders working hard on John Tavares extension pitch Most of us expected a change, but GM Garth Snow received a renewed vote of confidence. Some sources have described ... The owner called reports the franchise forward threatened not to sign an extension if Bylsma was still the coach “a complete fabrication. 04/26/2017 - 5:33 am | View Link
Wolf OKs temporary funding for unemployment centers Problems have plagued Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation centers since last fall, when Senate Republicans declined to vote on Labor & Industry's request for $57.5 million in funding for 2017. The department said it needed the money, an extension of ... 04/25/2017 - 12:00 am | View Link
Unemployment Extension 2014: Ohio Senator Rob Portman Never Pressed Boehner On Vote The 2014 unemployment extension measure passed by the Senate on April 7 would likely never have made it past a Republican filibuster attempt without the support of Ohio’s junior Senator, 58-year-old Rob Portman. It was Portman who helped craft the ... 05/28/2014 - 12:42 pm | View Link
Unemployment Extension Vote Not Worrying House Republicans House Republicans say they feel little political pressure to pass a bipartisan unemployment benefits extension expected to pass the Senate in the coming days, bolstering Speaker John A. Boehner’s hand as he holds out for concessions from Democrats and ... 03/26/2014 - 1:00 am | View Link
Arizona Unemployment Extension Though emergency unemployment compensation is a national initiative, no all states succeed for all levels of the extensions. Federal extensions to the benefit period ... 04/26/2017 - 8:34 pm | View Website
Unemployment : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News Big News on Unemployment. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Unemployment. 04/26/2017 - 11:37 am | View Website
Illinois Unemployment Extension Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Emergency Unemployment Compensation is a program that provides federally funded extended unemployment compensation benefits. 04/26/2017 - 11:30 am | View Website
Unemployment Compensation PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.0% in February Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from January to 5.0 percent. 04/26/2017 - 12:45 am | View Website
How to Extend Unemployment Compensation: 7 Steps (with ... How to Extend Unemployment Compensation. In the United States, federally mandated unemployment compensation typically lasts 26 weeks. However, it may not be possible ... 04/25/2017 - 7:38 pm | View Website
Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:
Paying off a mortgage early"Choosing when to pay off your mortgage is rarely a clear-cut mathematical decision," said Susan Johnston Taylor at U. S. News and World Report. Many experts recommend against paying off a mortgage early, saying it's more efficient to take the tax deduction on mortgage interest and invest the extra money.
By Dale Denwalt Capitol Bureau firstname.lastname@example.orgAs Connie Schones' name was spoken at the Oklahoma Capitol on Friday, a small delegation came forward, collected a yellow rose and stood by a silhouette representation of her.
Those three family members — her husband Jim, their son and his fiance — also stood alongside dozens of other families remembering loved ones who died on the job last year.
Connie Schones died on her way home from work.
By Randy Ellis Staff Writer email@example.comState transportation officials may be forced to suspend construction on some partially completed highway projects if the Legislature follows through with a proposal to cut its off-the-top funding from income tax revenues to $320 million, says Mike Patterson, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
The transportation department was scheduled to receive $571 million in off-the-top funding from income tax revenues next fiscal year, but a joint legislative committee passed a revenue measure Thursday evening that calls for reducing that amount to $320 million.
Patterson said such a drastic cut would force his department to suspend several construction projects that are currently in progress.
Patterson said he plans to ask employees to begin looking immediately for construction projects that can be suspended.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission is expected to discuss the situation when it meets at 11 a.m.
By Randy Ellis Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgThe lone black judge on the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rebuked Presiding Judge Gary Lumpkin for repeatedly quoting a murderer's use of the "n" word in a published opinion.
The opinion, released Friday, upheld the Tulsa County conviction of Charles Gustaves Johnson Jr., 71, in the 2013 murder of Duchone Whitworth.
"I concur in the decision reached by the court in this matter.
By Dale Denwalt Capitol Bureau email@example.comOklahoma lawmakers advanced bills this week that could raise more than $43 million.
Lawmakers also released details of a proposed cigarette and motor fuel tax.