| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:49 AM
For months, Gov. Pat Quinn has defended a $54.5 million grant program he launched shortly before the 2010 election as a way to address street violence in Chicago and dismissed Republican criticism that it amounted to a political slush fund.
But as a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:19 PM
A state legislative auditing report found that Anne Arundel and Carroll community college were carrying several million-dollar, unrestricted-fund deficits in fiscal year 2013 related to future expenses for retiree benefits.
The Office of Legislative...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The chief financial officer of Prince George's County public schools and his wife resigned Monday, after the Maryland Insurance Administration found that the couple committed fraud on their personal insurance.
The school system is also ordering...
| Aug 15, 2014
District 1: Felicia Brunson offers fresh eyes, energy
In the Broward County School District 1 race, voters will choose between a veteran incumbent and a rising star. They should aim high and choose the latter: Felicia Brunson.
District 1 covers...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Just days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing plans to be developed for a new headquarters for the State Board of Equalization, the state auditor warned Thursday that the state has not yet prepared a properly supported analysis...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Buying a diamond ring is always a costly expense.
Claiming to lose it — twice — came at an even steeper price for Colby White, chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools.
The Maryland Insurance Administration has ruled...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:17 PM
City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark was in the hot seat Wednesday, with some commissioners saying she should lose her job over what critics are calling a "million-dollar mistake" made by her staff.
Critics are still demanding answers two weeks after...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - Alibaba Pictures Group, the film production and investment arm of Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that listed last week on the New York Stock Exchange, has appointed independent auditors to probe the company's accounts.
PwC has been hired to...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
As summer turns into fall, that familiar “back-to-school” feeling affects adults as well as children. Just as kids get serious about schoolwork after months of play, many grownups feel it’s time to focus on their current career path....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Coding problems that led to coverage and billing troubles for thousands of consumers using Connecticut's online insurance marketplace will be fixed in Maryland's version of the technology, officials said today.
Maryland officials had been preparing to...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Not strangers by any stretch of the imagination, Abby Freedman and Robert “Bob” Mayersohn, candidates for the upcoming School Board District 4 election, won't be spending too much time trying to gather new information about each other.