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Governors Warn Congress Over Debt Limit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Governors are warning Congress that lingering uncertainty over raising the nation's debt limit could hinder their state budgets and job growth. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin are outlining state agendas in 2013 as part of the National Governors Association. Markell says the postponing of spending cuts under the "fiscal cliff" deal and a lack of action on raising the debt limit has led to uncertainty for businesses just as states are rebounding from the recession. The Delaware Democrat says if the debt limit isn't raised soon, there will be disruptions in federal spending and capital markets that could hurt states. Fallin, a Republican, says deficit reduction shouldn't be accomplished by simply shifting costs to states. She says states should be treated as "partners, not underlings." "Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."
Posted: Wednesday, January 9 2013, 11:35 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma schools hit by tornado had no safe rooms
May 21, 2013 19:18 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- An emergency official says Oklahoma has reinforced tornado shelters in hundreds of schools across the state, but the two that were hit by this week's storms in suburban Oklahoma City did not have them.
Albert Ashwood is director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. He told reporters Tuesday it's up to each jurisdiction to set priorities for which schools get limited funding for safe rooms.
Ashwood says a shelter would not necessarily have saved more lives at the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children sheltering in above-ground classrooms were killed. He says no disaster mitigation measure is absolute.
He says authorities are going to review which schools have safe rooms and try to get them in more schools across the state.
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JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Shareholders at JPMorgan Chase will let Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO, keep both his jobs.
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AP Business Writer
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IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.