China’s threat of retaliation has jangled nerves among California businesses, which fear the fallout from new U.S. tariffs. President Donald Trump’s intensifying trade dispute is starting to hit some of the state’s premier industries.
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, the Republican chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, struggled to find words to describe his emotions after hearing Trump would impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports that sent stocks spiraling amid fears of a trade war.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dropped a lawsuit in Kansas against four payday lending operations. Consumer advocates worry that it’s a signal that the agency is relaxing its scrunity of the industry under the Trump administration.
Kentucky is one of the poorest states in America, and its residents are among the sickest. Yet the governor's decision to force Medicaid recipients to meet a work requirement — something that could take health coverage away from 100,000 people — is unlikely to carry any political repercussions for the GOP in this deeply red state.
Regulated utilities stand to save billions of dollars each year from the recently enacted tax law, yet it is not yet clear the degree these electric, gas and water companies will return those savings to ratepayers. Much will depend on regulators in each state.