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    BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — Harford County ended the 2021 fiscal year with a budget surplus of $58 million, County Executive Barry Glassman said Friday. Revenue increased by 9.6% from the previous fiscal year and the county government’s expenses came in $25.5 million under budget, the county executive said. READ MORE: Vaccines Are Helping The Economy Return To Normal. Supply...
    By Sophia Bollag | Sacramento Bee California will have another “historic budget surplus” next year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The Democratic governor made the announcement during an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd at the Milken Institute’s 24th Global Conference. Newsom in July signed a $262 billion budget that relied on a projected $75 billion surplus, based on estimates from...
    JEFFERSON PARK — For more than eight decades, American Science & Surplus Store was the place for military surplus items, rubber chickens and everything in between. But at the end of October, the Jefferson Park mainstay will relocate its Chicago store from 5316 N. Milwaukee Ave. to 27 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, store President Patrick Meyer said. The company...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s import and export growth slowed in September amid shipping bottlenecks and other disruptions combined with coronavirus outbreaks, according to customs data reported Wednesday. The report showed exports rose 28.1% to $305.7 billion. That was slightly slower than the 33% increase logged in August. Imports rose 17.6% to $240 billion, accelerating from the previous month’s 26%. ...
    BEIJING (AP) — China reports its exports jumped 28% in September, imports up nearly 18%, while surplus with U.S. rose to $42 billion. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A long-term balanced budget is being forecast in Maryland for the first time in nearly two decades, the governor said. In a news release , Gov. Larry Hogan highlighted a five-point plan for how the state will spend a $2.5 billion surplus that includes retirement tax relief, direct tax relief, additional relief for underserved residents, along with enhancements for state...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the state will be ready to administer more booster shots and vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11 once the federal government gives the go-ahead. Federal approval for the boosters and vaccines for younger children is expected to arrive in the next few weeks, and Hogan said he is hoping to see it...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced a five-point framework to spend the state’s $2.5 billion budget surplus. Maryland comptroller Peter Franchot announced the surplus last week. The surplus, 25 times the amount the state usually has leftover, was attributed to stimulus funding and higher-than-expected tax collections. READ MORE: Anne Arundel County Superintendent Proposes $7.4M Plan...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called a news conference Thursday afternoon to issue an update on the state’s budget. The budget update is scheduled for 2 p.m. from the governor’s reception room, according to a news release from the governor’s office. READ MORE: After 3-1 Start, Ravens Won’t Be On The Road For A While[Watch the...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ)— In a joint statement, Maryland’s Congressional Democrats called on the state to use its $2.5 billion budget surplus to “support those who need it most,” with many families facing eviction and struggling to pay childcare. “Given this reality, we hope the State will work to support those who need it most, including by expediting release of federal funds...
                      by Jon Styf  Tennessee continued its trend of growing a financial surplus as the state ranked sixth nationally for its fiscal health, according to Truth in Accounting’s annual Financial State of the States report. Using numbers that included data from the fiscal year that ended in June 2020, Tennessee had $8.7 billion...
    California gets a big, fat “F.” Louisiana is fiscally fitter. So are Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia and South Carolina — the poorest states in the nation, according to the latest “State of the States” analysis by the nonprofit Truth In Accounting. California tanked, ranking 42nd of the 50 states on the weight of its long-term taxpayer burdens. That makes it...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The State of Maryland has officially closed the book on the last fiscal year with a multi-billion dollar balance. The comptroller said the federal stimulus is behind the $2.5 billion balance. He wants most of that to go into the stateâs rainy day fund. READ MORE: Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Andre Giles Following Dispute On...
    Iowa received a “B” in “financial condition” on its report card from Truth in Accounting, a government watchdog, as it released its Financial State of the States 2021 report Tuesday. The state ranked 9th in the nation, with a $2 billion surplus or about $2,000 per taxpayer based on its unaudited preliminary financial report for fiscal year 2020 as it...
    Iowa ended fiscal year 2021 with a budget surplus of $1.24 billion in its general fund, four times the budget surplus from fiscal year 2020, which was $305 million. "Iowa is in a very strong financial position due to our fiscal responsibility,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said in the announcement Monday . “This surplus proves we accomplished exactly what we set...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, says it will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April. The health ministry said Monday that surplus vaccines will be used to “fulfill its commitment towards the world for the collective fight against COVID-19.” ...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it will resume exports of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
                        Buckhead residents want to formally secede from crime-plagued Atlanta, and if those same frustrated residents were to leave then their new city would run a budget surplus, according to a study from Valdosta State University. Officials with Valdosta State University’s Center for South Georgia Regional Impact published the...
    West Virginia’s revenue for August was about $29.9 million above the state’s estimates. “The State of West Virginia continues just to percolate along and do absolutely wonderful,” Gov. Jim Justice said in a statement. “If you'll think back a few years, we had doom and gloom all the time. Now, all I do is continue to report to you good...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The U.S. Forest Service says donations for the Greenwood Fire effort are no longer being accepted after all available storage space has been filled up — and the surplus of donations is attracting bears. On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service, which manages the Superior National Forest, announced that “donations have far out-stripped our need” and the...
    OAKLAND — California is investigating whether Alameda County followed the law when selling its share of the Coliseum site to the Oakland A’s in 2019, according to a state agency letter. In the letter to Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi, the California Department of Housing and Community Development said it has no record that the county declared its share of...
                        Governor Ralph Northam touted Virginia’s 2021 $2.6 billion surplus and economic recovery in his annual revenue speech to a joint meeting of the Senate Finance and Appropriations, House Appropriations, and House Finance Committees. “I am here today to update you on the Commonwealth’s revenues for the fiscal year...
    Aug 20 (.) – The world refined copper market showed a surplus of 2,000 tonnes in May on Friday, compared with the 86,000 tonne deficit seen in April, the International Copper Studies Group (ICSG) said in a report on Friday. for its acronym in English). In the first five months of the year, the market presented a surplus of 80,000...
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wideout Davante Adams says the addition of veteran Randall Cobb has made it easier to provide leadership to the team’s younger receivers. But it’s also made it tougher for those receivers to crack the 53-man roster. Adams said much of what he learned came from watching Cobb and Jordy Nelson earlier in...
    Now that so many people have realized that the capitalist system is riddled with problems, they want a clear explanation about the functioning of the system. They are dissatisfied and impatient with how school courses, politicians' statements, and mainstream media treat the subject. Basic economics literacy is notoriously low in the United States even as its citizens show great interest...
    Gov. Ralph Northam says Virginia is in the money, clocking in a historic $2.6 billion surplus, the largest in the Commonwealth’s history. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia’s total revenue collections for fiscal year 2021 soared 14.5% over 2020, according to a news release. That’s ahead of the forecast of 2.7% growth. “We have effectively managed Virginia’s finances through the pandemic,...
                        The State of Tennessee finished the 2020-2021 fiscal year with a $3.1 billion surplus in revenues, as compared to the original budgeted estimates, Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley reported Friday. After adjusting for the increased revenue estimate of $1 billion recommended by the Funding...
    Wisconsin is on track to end the next two years with an extra $1.7 billion in the bank. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau on Monday said the current state budget, written by Republicans and signed by Gov. Tony Evers, will wrap-up with the state’s largest surplus ever. CJ Szafir, president of The Institute for Reforming Government, said taxpayers need...
    A US and a Chinese flag wave outside a commercial building in Beijing, 09 July 2007.Teh Eng Koon | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — China's purchases of U.S. goods are still falling short of trade agreement levels, even as overall Chinese imports from the U.S. have surged. That's according to analysis out Monday from the U.S.-based Peterson Institute for...
    States across the country are sitting on millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses that will soon expire. Public health officials in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware and North Carolina told STAT News they have thousands of vials each that haven't been opened due to the declining demand for shots. Health departments have urged the Biden administration to extend the shelf life of...
                        Tennessee’s revenues for the month of June exceeded the budget by $372.3 million, putting the year-to-date surplus at $2.8 billion, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Butch Eley announced Thursday. State taxes for June 2021, which is the eleventh month of the current fiscal year,...
                        During the Arizona Senate hearing on the election audit in Maricopa County Thursday morning, audit officials reported discovery of issues such as ballot duplicates and surpluses, voter roll data, and machine security. In short: the number of votes certified didn’t match the number of ballots sent to the...
                        Virginia ended Fiscal Year 2021 with a $2.6 billion surplus, the largest in Virginia’s history, with a 14.5 percent revenue growth over FY 2020. “We have effectively managed Virginia’s finances through the pandemic, and now we are seeing the results—record-breaking revenue gains, a recovery that has outpaced the...
    A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell Canada rejected a plan to get locals vaccinated inside a US border tunnel using a surplus of COVID-19 shots from Michigan.  A Canadian mayor proposed a plan to have residents jabbed inside the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. "Our government will not let this happen,"...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Find better solutions than Union City road Union City’s Quarry Lakes Project is another case of so little for so much (“Connector road project receives state boost,” Page B1, July 6). The project takes beautiful open space, green and full of life, and paves...
    California, where the cost of a gallon of gasoline is more than $1 above the national average, increased its gas tax on Thursday.  The increase is small - six-tenths of a cent - but brings the already highest-in-the-nation gas tax to 51.1 cents.  The average cost of a gallon of gas is $4.28, compared to $3.10 across the U.S., according...
    While a handful of California officials deliberate on how to best divvy up a historic $75 billion budget overflow, gas-powered vehicle owners will be paying more to fill up their tanks. The state’s motor fuel excise tax is set to increase Thursday, up six-tenths of a cent to more than 51 cents a gallon of motor fuel. The state also...
    Eye-Popping Returns Lure Hedge Funds to Japanese Startups As gas soars to its highest price in 7 years, a shortage of tank truck drivers may leave some stations without any this holiday weekend Every week, supply and demand for commodities will change in Sea of Thieves as you navigate through Trade Routes. Raise your Emissary Flag for the Merchant...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym was arrested on Wednesday in Harrisburg. Gym shared video of her arrest at the state capitol on Twitter. Today I was arrested alongside faith leaders of @powerinterfaith as we knocked on the doors to the state senate chambers. The senate was in session, but they refused to hear our demand for...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — As both summer and the scheduling of a recall election date loom, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make sure Californians know about the cash payments and prize money he is doling out in his first television recall campaign ad. Newsom will face a recall at the ballot box sometime this fall, but the date has yet...
    Evan Zhang's legs before and after doing 300 squats a day for 30 days. Evan Zhang A YouTuber did 300 squats a day for 30 days and his quads grew an inch by the end of the month. Evan Zhang broke the 300 down into sets of 20, but it was physically and mentally draining. He didn't change...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently concluded a five-day road show in which he illustrated, for his pandemic-weary constituents, how he plans to distribute an unprecedented $75 billion state budget surplus, plus an additional $27 billion in federal stimulus funds. Flanked by legislative leaders in Oakland, Newsom presented a $12 billon package he said would house an additional 46,000 homeless individuals in renovated...
    BOSTON (CBS) – There is a massive surplus of Girl Scout cookies across the country, but that is not the case in Massachusetts. The Girl Scouts usually sell about 200 million boxes a year, but in-person sales were put on hold during the pandemic. READ MORE: COVID State Of Emergency Ends In Massachusetts Right now, there are about 15 million...
    With a $5 million surplus, San Rafael is coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic saying goodbye to staff furloughs and a hiring freeze. The City Council voted unanimously on June 7 to endorse a $127.8 million budget, which includes an $89.6 million operating budget and a $22 million capital improvement program. The budget adoption is scheduled for June 21. “We...
    In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not asked for new doses from the government for more than a month, spurning its 200,000-a-week allotment. Around the country,...
    With New Jersey looking to bring in higher-than-anticipated tax revenues, state Republicans want to return the money to the taxpayers. On Wednesday, treasury officials said New Jersey’s baseline state revenues for the 2021 fiscal year could be roughly $4.1 billion higher than anticipated. Coupled with other revenue increases, the state expects to end fiscal 2021 with a $10.1 billion...
    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento’s vault is overflowing with tax money, and a big chunk of it should be spent on efforts to reduce shooting deaths. A tiny fraction of it will be, under plans by Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic lawmakers who control the Legislature. But a lot more should. A good place to spend the money would be on boosting...
    Sacramento’s vault is overflowing with tax money, and a big chunk of it should be spent on efforts to reduce shooting deaths. A tiny fraction of it will be, under plans by Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic lawmakers who control the Legislature. But a lot more should. A good place to spend the money would be on boosting local “red...
    Do you really think that bulking me up with your billions will solve California’s post-pandemic problems? I, the California budget, am bigger than ever right now — more than $267 billion, according to Gov. Gavin  Newsom’s recent revision of me. And please don’t think I don’t appreciate being more swole than Schwarzenegger — I remember how lean and gaunt I...