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  • Tax inversion threaten states' revenue

    American companies that merge with foreign competitors to lower their federal taxes also cut their state taxes, leaving states to mostly watch helplessly as their tax revenue drains away. A rash of companies has been buying up foreign competitors and...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • First bills for 2015 Assembly session emerge

    In addition to House Majority Leader Kirk Cox's proposal to speed up funding -- at least the state share of funding -- for veterans care centers in Hampton and Northern Virginia (you can read about it here), other initiatives for the 2015 legislative...
  • Oak Park plans to offer financial aid for co-op

    Oak Park plans to offer financial aid for co-op
    The Oak Park Village Board supports giving Sugar Beet Co-op $250,000 to help open a retail store and an additional $250,000 in credit but is seeking an agreement to have some of the money paid back. The co-op leased the ground floor of a building at...
  • Detroit suspends water shutoffs for 15 days

    DETROIT The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is suspending its water shutoffs for 15 days starting Monday to give residents another chance to prove they are unable to pay their bills. "In case we have missed someone who has legitimate...
  • Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gays

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations,...
  • Tinley Park police reports: Mother-in-law brawl, food pantry scammed, pool thefts

    Tinley Park police reports: Mother-in-law brawl, food pantry scammed, pool thefts
    The following items were taken from police reports: A resident discovered on July 14 that he'd been scammed out of $1,250 through a phony job ad on craigslist that paid him with a bogus check for $3,980.25. The Tinley Food Pantry's line of credit was...
  • Boynton Beach stops popular art walk

    Boynton Beach stops popular art walk
    After four good years, Boynton Beach's popular art walk in the Boynton Beach Arts District is on a forced break. Last month, the city said organizers did not have the proper permitting for reoccurring monthly events such as the art walk and called it to...
  • Arundel council shoots down special elections for vacancies

    An effort to allow voters to chose replacements for Anne Arundel County Council members who leave office early failed Monday night. Councilman Chris Trumbauer, an Annapolis Democrat, proposed holding special elections for vacancies if there's at least...
  • ACT edged out as state brings in new high school exams

    ACT edged out as state brings in new high school exams
    The popular ACT college entrance exam has been bumped from the roster of required state tests in 2015, part of a wave of changes reshaping how and when Illinois students are tested, which drew criticism from educators across the Chicago region. The exam...
  • Need campaign cash? No problem. Sue the president

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner has yet to formally file his lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overreaching his executive authority, but that hasn't stopped Democrats and Republicans from making a mad dash for campaign cash off the...