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  • Russia boosts military, global arms spending fall

    April 14, 2014 12:09 AM

    STOCKHOLM (AP) - For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Russia increased... more »
  • State higher education spending sees big decline

    January 23, 2012 10:16 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money, according to a study released Monday. Overall, spending declined by some $6 billion, or nearly 8 percent, over the past year, according to the annual... more »
  • Boustany on Agreement to Fund Government, Cut Spending

    April 9, 2011 10:30 AM

    "Avoiding a government shutdown was important for the sake of our troops and our national security, as well as our economic recovery," Boustany said. "At the same time, it was important to make fiscally responsible cuts in spending because of the massive debt. By dealing with the unfinished business left... more »
  • Illegal Spending Spree Sends LA Minister to Prison

    September 30, 2010 1:17 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana minister has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for using stolen money orders during a spending spree in Mississippi. The Rev. Toris Young of New Orleans pleaded guilty in June to one count of bank fraud and one count of using forged... more »
  • House Voted 410-0 To Lift Spending Cap for Oil Spill

    June 10, 2010 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to make more money available to the Coast Guard to pay for its response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. It removes the $100 million limit that the Coast Guard can... more »
  • Jindal Announces Spending Program for Road Projects

    December 15, 2009 12:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new cash management plan developed by the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) that will free up $120 million in cash within the state's transportation system to accelerate road work all across Louisiana. Governor Jindal made the announcement in Lafayette and stressed... more »
  • Louisiana Budget Cuts and Spending

    September 28, 2009 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As a state commission considers ways to cut Louisiana's budget, disturbing tidbits about spending have emerged, such as the fact the state owns one vehicle for every seven full-time employees and built a new environmental lab even though it was far cheaper to outsource the... more »

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