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States seek flood repairs in budget

Jun 27, 2008
The waters have yet to recede in flooded towns along the Mississippi River, but many are thinking about reconstruction. Jeff Tyler reports repairs will challenge states that already had trouble balancing budgets before.

Push for housing bill takes a holiday

Jun 26, 2008
Senate leaders wanted to pass a housing bill before the July 4 weekend that would help 400,000 Americans. But the legislation has been slowed by debate over tax breaks for renewable energy. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing

States weigh tax hike over budget cuts

Jun 24, 2008
With consumer spending down, state budgets are being faced with difficult choices in order to stay in the black. Some states are considering raising taxes as a better alternative to cutting needed programs. Danielle Karson reports.

A commission for tough fiscal issues

Jun 24, 2008
A House committee is trying to deal with Social Security and Medicare without avoiding them. One method includes creating a bi-partisan commission that would work together on tough decisions. Jeremy Hobson has more.

Give GIs a chance, no matter the price

Jun 23, 2008
The money available for veterans to go to college could double if a new GI Bill is approved. Commentator Kim Clark says the measure's costs are greatly offset by the benefits it brings to the troops.

Campaigns clash over ethanol

Jun 23, 2008
John McCain and Barack Obama both kicked off their campaigns in Iowa, the state where corn is king, but they have very different views when it comes to corn in the form of ethanol. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Federal funds to fight foreclosure

Jun 23, 2008
U.S. mayors are working to resolve the housing crisis by using federal money. Rampant foreclosures are especially hurting cities by choking off property tax revenues that fund city services. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing

Congress tries beefing up domestic oil

Jun 23, 2008
A congressional bill on the table encourages more domestic oil production and discourages speculation. But some Democrats say we should do more to explore our existing drilling leases. John Dimsdale has more.

Obama says no to public financing

Jun 19, 2008
Senator Barack Obama has opted against receiving federal public financing for the general election, allowing him the freedom to spend whatever he can raise and prompting some controversy. Steve Henn reports.

Air Force not tied to Airbus yet

Jun 19, 2008
The Government Accountability Office has urged the Air Force to do a deal with Airbus to build the next generation of airborne fuel tankers. But there's still room for Boeing to compete in Congress. Steve Henn reports.

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