Louisville Metro leaders looking to lawmakers to spur economic growth
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Sri Lanka has paid $500 million due on sovereign bonds from its badly depleted foreign reserves despite calls by experts to defer the payment and use the sum to import essential foods and medicine. Including the latest payment, Sri Lanka has foreign debt obligations exceeding $7 billion in 2022, including repayment of another bond worth $1 billion in July. Negotiating deferred payments on international bonds might buy some breathing room though it may not do much to improve Sri Lanka's credit rating or borrowing power, experts say.
- Yahoo Finance Canada
Business group calls reopening plan "mega slow".
- The Courier Journal
Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, swore at her husband in an argument that was inadvertently shared live with a Kentucky Senate committee.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
More than 2.7 million Minnesota households would get checks of $175 or $350 from the state under a spending plan Gov. Tim Walz debuted Thursday, which would channel money to frontline workers and caregivers as well. The DFL governor also wants to repay the state's unemployment insurance debt, a move that has bipartisan support and would prevent a potential large jump in payroll taxes for ...
Rep. Lauren Boebert reportedly asked an Orthodox Jewish group if they were doing 'reconnaissance' at the Capitol
"I'm too short to see anyone's yarmulkes," said Boebert. Her office said that she was actually trying to make a joking reference to January 6.
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When asked about concerns among voters of color, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seemed to imply African Americans are not Americans.
- The Hill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) touted Alabama football coach Nick Saban's opposition to changing the filibuster on Twitter Thursday after receiving backlash for voting against changes to the procedure. "Coach Saban is exactly right: you cannot throw the filibuster out and expect the legislative process to work better. I wholeheartedly agree with the coaches that 'Our democracy is at its best when all Americans are encouraged to participate,'"...
Unlike Sinema, Kelly backed ending the filibuster — a vote he called "the right one for Arizona."
She told BuzzFeed News it was a joke, adding that she's "too short to see anyone’s yarmulke."
Several U.S. House members from President Joe Biden's Democratic Party are threatening to block a renewed push for his Build Back Better spending bill if it does not include the expansion of a federal deduction for taxes paid to states and local entities. Expanding the deduction, known as SALT for State and Local Taxes, has been a demand of lawmakers in higher-tax states such as California, New Jersey and New York, especially in suburbs where Democrats seek to retain control in Nov. 8 elections.
Trump sent House Republicans copies of conservative writer Mollie Hemingway's book with a note saying GOP leadership 'should have never certified the election on January 6'
All current members of House Republican leadership, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, voted to overturn the 2020 election result.
- Tallahassee Democrat
The Florida Senate is advancing redistricting plans for the Senate and Congress, but not the one that would have cut Black-majority districts to two.
- The Commercial Appeal
Sen. Katrina Robinson had asked for a delay until her attorney could be present, given sentencing is pending in her federal criminal case.
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NARAL Pro-Choice America has joined a growing list of organizations that plan to withdraw support from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., over her opposition to a change in Senate rules.
- Idaho Statesman
Idahoans want grocery tax repeal, property tax relief and better school budgets. │ Opinion
Suppose the Federal Reserve had perfect foresight last year, and set out to keep inflation at its 2% target anyway — despite supply disruptions and labor shortages. What would that have looked like?The answer: A catastrophe for growth, according to new research from the BlackRock Investment Institute. The Fed would have had to crater demand in the economy so much, that it would have pushed the unemployment rate to nearly 10%, the researchers estimate.Get market news worthy of your time with Axio
- Kansas City Star
“There’s only a handful of companies in the world that have the kind of resources to build a $4 billion plant,” said one economic development expert.
- Fox News
President Biden and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, took to Twitter late Wednesday to express their disappointment after the Senate failed to pass two major election bills—which was all but certain.
- Associated Press
A former Vermont legislator and House majority leader has died with the help of a law he himself helped pass that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives, his wife said. Willem Jewett died Jan. 12 at his home in Ripton at age 58, said his wife, Ellen McKay Jewett. In the days before his death, he supported changes to the 2013 law to make it easier for terminally ill people to navigate and get a prescription, VTDigger first reported.