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  • Gov. Scott ups ante on hospitals, insurers - wants finance info sooner

    Gov. Scott ups ante on hospitals, insurers - wants finance info sooner
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott reiterated his push Thursday for financial information from hospitals and health insurers, but is now asking for the information sooner and in the form of spreadsheets provided by him. Scott wants data on profit,...
  • Learn to be a better baby sitter

    Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department will offer baby-sitter training for girls and boys ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23 in the lobby of the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. Students will have fun while learning the ins and...
  • How to catch up on the pension crisis (if you haven't been listening for the past 10 years)

    How to catch up on the pension crisis (if you haven't been listening for the past 10 years)
    Explain this pension thing to me, please. As the newest member of the Tribune Editorial Board, I knew coming in about a month ago that I was enrolling in a crash-course on the Illinois pension crisis. Trouble is, there’s so much homework I&...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown wants tax credit for poor in California's budget

    Gov. Jerry Brown wants tax credit for poor in California's budget
    Gov. Jerry Brown, who has faced criticism for not doing more to combat persistent poverty in California, will include a new tax credit for the state's poorest families in his revised budget plan Thursday. The change would keep more money in the...
  • No interest rate relief for savers

    As expected, when the Federal Reserve concluded its most recent two-day policy meeting, the central bankers decided to keep short-term interest rates at zero to one-quarter of a percent, which is where they have been since December 2008. In fact, it has...
  • Costa Mesa budgets for financial growth

    Costa Mesa officials are predicting increased revenues from sales and property taxes, as well as gains in fines and permits, according to the city's projected budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The $147.8-million preliminary budget, examined by the City...
  • PA Senate passes pension bill amid legal concerns, iffy $18 billion savings

    PA Senate passes pension bill amid legal concerns, iffy $18 billion savings
    HARRISBURG — On a near party-line vote that angered unions, the Republican-controlled Senate approved a pension bill Wednesday that reduces government's share of workers' retirement benefits to save taxpayers $18.2 billion over 30 years. But the...
  • Chicago Public Schools debt also is downgraded to junk status

    Chicago Public Schools debt also is downgraded to junk status
    Chicago's beleaguered public school system faces a likely increase in borrowing costs, tough bank negotiations and even calls for emergency state oversight after a major rating agency on Wednesday lowered the school district's debt rating to junk status....
  • Southington Sets New Tax Rate

    SOUTHINGTON — A new tax rate of 29.14 mills, a .78 mill increase from the current 28.36 rate, was set Wednesday night by a unanimous Board of Finance vote. The new tax, which takes effect July 1, results in $29.14 owed for every $1,000 of taxable...
  • Pompano growth slows; tax hike proposed, rejected

    Pompano growth slows; tax hike proposed, rejected
    What would have been the first increase in Pompano Beach's tax rate in three years flopped in front of the City Commission Wednesday. City administrators, citing increasing costs and slowing growth in property values, recommended the city increase its...
  • Clothes for a cause: Supporters of Crofton High School advertise their message with purple T-shirts

    Clothes for a cause: Supporters of Crofton High School advertise their message with purple T-shirts
    Jonathan Boniface's cause was clear when he stood before the County Council Monday night — it was written on his purple T-shirt. About 80 people stood with him wearing the "Build Crofton High School" shirt at a public hearing on the fiscal 2016...