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  • Bag tax economics [Editorial]

    Bag tax economics  [Editorial]
    When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their...
  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality

    Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality
    WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly agree that the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in recent years, but they are divided sharply by party when asked what, if anything, the government should do about it. Roughly two-thirds of...
  • Audit of EDD ordered over thousands of denied unemployment claims

    SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers on Wednesday ordered a formal audit of the troubled Employment Development Department and how it may have botched the handling of thousands of unemployment insurance claims. By a unanimous vote, a legislative committee...
  • Senators announce bipartisan deal on unemployment benefits

    WASHINGTON -- Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. The proposal for...
  • Audit blasts California unemployment program's costly gaffe

    SACRAMENTO — California's deficit-plagued unemployment insurance program missed out on more than half a billion dollars in federal money in recent years when state officials failed to take advantage of a new federal program. The California state...
  • Senate reaches deal for long-term unemployment benefits

    Senate reaches deal for long-term unemployment benefits
    Major news services are reporting that the U.S. Senate has reached a deal to renew long-term unemployment insurance. The bipartisan deal would provide unemployment benefits for five months after individuals' state benefits expire. Senate negotiators...
  • Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits

    Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON — Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. Thursday's...
  • A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?

    How's the U.S. economy doing? If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously." Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...
  • O'Malley's final State of the State pitches minimum wage

    O'Malley's final State of the State pitches minimum wage
    Gov. Martin O’Malley delivered the final State of the State speech of his tenure Thursday in an address that recounted his seven years as governor and argued for policies to help the middle class. “We’ve lost sight of how our economy...
  • Wearing a coat at home [Commentary]

    Wearing a coat at home [Commentary]
    This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her Connecticut house. In order to save on heating costs, she keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health-care industry, after raising two sons who are now in the...