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  • 1,126 State Employees Made More Than Governor In 2010

    1,126 State Employees Made More Than Governor In 2010
    The non-profit Yankee Institute Thursday posted state payroll information on its website, CTSunlight.org, showing that 1,126 state employees earned more than the governor's salary of $150,000 in 2010. "This data is especially relevant now, when Gov....
  • Vibrancy Of Markets Vs. Suffocation Of Statism

    The presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it illustrates contemporary...
  • Goodspeed's "Mame" Cast Announced

    Goodspeed's "Mame" Cast Announced
    Kirsten Wyatt (Broadway's "Elf," "Grease," "High Fidelity" and "Urinetown") will play Agnes Gooch in the musical "Mame" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Hadam. Louise Pitre stars in the revival which runs April 20 to July 1. Judy Blazer plays Vera...
  • 3 World Premieres Highlight Berkshire Theatre Festival Season

    Three world premiere plays and a revival of the musical "A Chorus Line" will be produced by Berkshire Theater Group in the Massachusetts Berkshires in its three stages in two towns: Stockbridge and Pittsfield. Opening the season will be a revival of "A...
  • Anna Schwartz dies at 96; economist, expert on monetary policy

    Anna Schwartz, an economist and coauthor with Milton Friedman of a book on monetary policy that shaped the views of central bankers including Federal Reserve ChairmanBen S. Bernanke, has died. She was 96. Schwartz died Thursday at her home in Manhattan...
  • The Republican case for same-sex marriage

    The Republican case for same-sex marriage
    Marylanders have an important decision to make this Election Day: whether or not to affirm their belief in the traditional American principle of equal rights for all, or instead to continue a system of special rights for some. A "yes" vote on Question 6...
  • UCF, FIU best of both worlds for Miami Jackson DeAndre Jasper

    UCF, FIU best of both worlds for Miami Jackson DeAndre Jasper
    Miami Jackson wide receiver DeAndre Jasper will have a rare opportunity on Saturday evening. The senior will get a chance to watch two of his top schools on his recruiting list -- UCF and FIU -- at the same time. The two teams face off Saturday night...
  • Scott names economic advisers

     
    Scott names economic advisors By Tanya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel Gov.-elect Rick Scott announced today a cast of six “economic experts” — including his campaign's chief economic adviser, Donna Arduin — who will advise him as he moves to...
  • Webliography: Public-employee compensation

     
    The Rhubarb Patch -- Zorn and Byrne debate public-employee pay (Chicago Tribune, 12/08/2010) Freezing Out Hope (Paul Krugman, New York Times, 12/2/2010) "America’s long-run deficit problem has nothing at all to do with overpaid federal workers. For...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Are government workers overpaid?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to debate the issue of pay for......
  • Rep. Hal Rogers' pork: red meat for 'tea partiers'

     
    In the interest of defending the defenseless, I'd like to try to counter the "tea party" backlash against the House GOP leadership's decision to give the Appropriations Committee gavel to longtime Republican appropriator (and "prince of pork") Hal...