WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has said he wants to focus laser-like on the public’s top concern: jobs. But the ongoing effort to remake the nation’s health care system keeps getting in the way.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers want to clamp down on construction and trucking companies that they say are labeling workers as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid paying taxes and benefits like workers' compensation.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says the state should stop displaying real-time travel information to drivers if it's distracting them.
WASHINGTON — Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won final congressional approval Wednesday. It also extends highway and mass transit programs through the end of the year and pumps in $20 billion in time for the spring construction season. That money would make up for lower-than-expected gasoline tax revenues.