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  • Deficits in US states have Alabama's governor risking career

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is taking on fellow Republicans as he seeks to mend a $700 million hole in the state's frayed $1.8 billion general fund with a tax increase. The state party is urging lawmakers to defy him. Republicans...
  • 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

    Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end. Republicans want to halt the funding unless President Barack Obama's...
  • Lake proposes 'status quo' library budget

    Lake proposes 'status quo' library budget
    TAVARES — Lake commissioners praised the county's library services and programs at a meeting last week that kicked off the first of many department budget workshops. Officials proposed a $4.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which...
  • House GOP gives up fight on Homeland Security funds, will approve budget

    The House of Representatives will vote -- possibly as soon as today -- on a measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year without conditions, giving up further attempts to roll back President Obama's immigration plan,...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities

    Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities
    Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview. Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
  • Nasdaq hits 5,000 for the first time since 2000

    Nasdaq hits 5,000 for the first time since 2000
    The Nasdaq hit 5,000 again. Time to head for the hills, right? Maybe not this time. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index nudged through the symbolic point barrier for the first time since March 2000, shortly before what was known as the dot-com...
  • Low Capital Gains Worsen Deficit Projections

    Low Capital Gains Worsen Deficit Projections
    HARTFORD — With state income tax collections from Wall Street slower than expected, the comptroller is now projecting the state deficit at $101 million for the current fiscal year. Comptroller Kevin Lembo, a Democrat, said Monday that the state had...
  • Malloy Cuts For Parks, Hunting, Fishing Leave Lawmakers With Harsh Choices

    Malloy Cuts For Parks, Hunting, Fishing Leave Lawmakers With Harsh Choices
    HARTFORD — The stark choices lawmakers are facing as they prepare to deal with budget deficits were made brutally clear Monday in discussions about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed reductions in programs for state parks, fish hatcheries and pheasant...
  • Central Florida leaders take Legislature's helm

    Central Florida leaders take Legislature's helm
    TALLAHASSEE — The Speaker of the House and Senate President always wield much power at the beginning of the legislative session, but the current duo — both from Central Florida — hold more sway than most. That could pay off big for the...
  • PNC Bank to cut financing of mountaintop removal coal companies

    PHILADELPHIA PNC Bank will substantially cut its financing of coal companies that practice mountaintop removal mining, according to a new policy included in a bank report released Monday. The move is seen as a victory by anti-coal activists as PNC...
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...