Officials are planning to eliminate about 80 University of Wisconsin System-Extension positions as part of a reorganization plan drafted to absorb a state budget cut, the head of extension said Wednesday.
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie defended a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires, calling it a fair way to raise needed revenue despite strong opposition from Senate Republicans and a shrug from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year.
Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet.
Federal prosecutors say the co-founder of a Charlotte property investment firm has pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme that bilked at least 20 people out of more than $3 million, money that they say he used to buy expensive jewelry for himself.
A legislative committee on Wednesday favored a longshot bill to provide tax relief for Kentucky's horse industry, choosing it over a more modest option with a smaller price tag amid lean budgetary times.
Setting up a potential tug-of-war over millions in taxpayer money, the Florida House is rushing ahead with a plan that would force school districts across the state to share local property taxes with charter schools.