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  • No: Problems afflict measurement tool: Front Burner

    No: Problems afflict measurement tool: Front Burner
    In January, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives of the new Congress adopted a rule that requires the nonpartisan official scorekeepers — the Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation —...
  • Florida will suffer if ACA is undermined

    Florida will suffer if ACA is undermined
    One of the bogus arguments in support of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court today is that King v. Burwell does not seek to undermine the Affordable Care Act. In fact, it does, and Florida will suffer great harm if the justices agree with those...
  • Ruling against health law would hurt state: Editorial

    Ruling against health law would hurt state: Editorial
    Today the future of the Affordable Care Act is on the line once again at the U.S. Supreme Court. So is health care for millions of Americans, including 1.6 million Floridians. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, backed by groups that oppose Obamacare,...
  • Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices

    Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices
    Costco's deal to replace American Express with Visa as its exclusive credit-card company highlights an economic principle that should surprise no one. Consumers benefit when a business uses its market power to negotiate lower prices and passes along the...
  • The 25-cent raise: What life is like after a minimum wage increase

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — One Friday last month, Shanna Tippen left the house where she sometimes gets by with candles and flashlights, got into her beat-up 2003 Chrysler Sebring and drove to work to pick up her first new-and-improved paycheck. The...
  • House GOP chips away at Obamacare, voting to redefine full-time work

    Congressional Republicans renewed their assault Thursday on the Affordable Care Act, as the House passed legislation to redefine the law's definition of full-time work, a key detail that would affect how employers must provide health benefits to workers....
  • Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days

    Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days
    The White House issued its second veto threat in as many days Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the new, Republican-controlled Congress, and GOP leaders said they intend to keep challenging President Barack Obama to sign early measures that...
  • Republicans predict catastrophe, but Obama fails to deliver

     Republicans predict catastrophe, but Obama fails to deliver
    If there's one thing I enjoy about the wildly popular television series "The Walking Dead," it's that it promises an apocalyptic version of America, replete with brain-starved zombies and gangs of renegade humans, and then it really delivers. Brains are...
  • Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment

    Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment
    The latest greatest bargain at Wal-Mart isn't on anything it sells. It's the $1 billion price tag for the retail powerhouse's effort to improve the pay and training of its hourly workers. The edge of greater efficiency and improved customer service...
  • School testing, U.S. dynasties and Obama: Letters

    School testing, U.S. dynasties and Obama: Letters
    Seriously, about testing ... There was good news about standardized testing in Thursday's Sentinel, "Governor agrees to cut testing," but it is only an easy first step. Eliminating duplicate tests is a common-sense move. Now, the governor, education...
  • Congress headed toward showdown over Homeland Security funding

    Congress headed toward showdown over Homeland Security funding
    Congress is again careening toward a crisis, this one fueled by opposition to President Obama's immigration plan, which threatens to cut off funding for the Homeland Security Department. The Senate is set to take a crucial vote Tuesday, but rather...