| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As California gas prices climb, a group of moderate and pro-business Democratic lawmakers is voicing concerns about the cost to drivers of state regulations to curb carbon emissions set to take effect next year.
As part of a landmark law passed in 2006,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:17 PM
As a native Californian who was born in Oakland, raised in the San Fernando Valley, schooled in Berkeley and now living in Venice, I’d like to say one thing to Timothy Draper, the Silicon Valley kajillionaire pushing the idiotic breakup of the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Some financial relief is in sight for thousands of middle-class students at California's public universities, under a new and unusual state program that will provide aid to families that earn up to $150,000 annually.
Over the next month or so, an...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Pregnant and about to lose her health insurance, Genevieve Acker was eager to buy new coverage on the Maryland health exchange.
But seven weeks after she picked plans on the Maryland Health Connection, she remained without insurance cards for herself,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Do something about bears
Bears in the zoo are cute. Bears in the cartoons are funny. Bears roaming in my backyard after smashing down my solid-wood fence are neither cute nor funny.
My wife and I have lived in Sweetwater Oaks in Seminole County for...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Please tell me why low-income students have to pay big bucks for vocational degrees when California should be providing the education in public schools. ("Corinthian boosted figures to obtain federal funds," July 16)
The real "smoke and...
| Jul 21, 2014
Even after 19 years with the world's largest household-products company, Teri List-Stoll wasn't itching for a change.
But the opportunity to become CFO of Kraft Foods Group in 2013 merited a closer look, says List-Stoll, who was approached about the job...
| Jul 20, 2014
On Thursday, Bruce Rauner came a long way toward answering the many voices — this page included — that had criticized his gossamer-thin proposals for reviving Illinois' economy and governance. The Republican candidate for governor issued his...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:12 PM
About a third of homeowners in the Chicago area and just more than half of renters are cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing.
What's more, 14 percent of local homeowners and 30 percent of renters are...
| Jul 23, 2014
"I can't really comment on his wording," said Bruce Rauner, the man who would be governor, responding Monday to reporters' questions about a judge's ruling that a legislative term limits referendum doesn't belong on the November ballot. "I haven't seen...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:09 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Now spouses are fair game in Florida's ever-more-nasty gubernatorial fight.
Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist released three years' worth of tax returns Wednesday, in response to a statewide Republican advertising by...