| May 10, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
Malloy had been warning workers...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Some days come down to this: the perfect mixture of autumnal sunlight and crispness, the throaty renditions of a jazz quartet, the elegance of dining under a tent - and the backdrop of a red house brimming with historical significance.
For Joan Thorne...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:09 AM
The Downers Grove public high school district is planning to hike taxes and boost spending for transportation and technology in the upcoming school year, according to budget documents.
The Community High School District 99 school board approved the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:46 PM
A preliminary budget for Downers Grove's public elementary schools shows expenses outpacing revenue, as it has in recent years.
The Downers Grove District 58 school board unanimously approved a $64.1 million tentative budget for the 2014-2015 school...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Downers Grove officials must choose between maintenance and capital projects when deciding how to spend stormwater revenue in upcoming years, officials said.
Council members met with village staff and residents this month as the village prepares its...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
POQUOSON — The city of Poquoson annually budgets $12,000 for charges it incurs for...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:49 PM
RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday proposed a pilot program to expand Medicaid health coverage for the poor for at least two years.
The governor pushed his proposal as a potential break in a logjam on the divisive issue, but it didn't...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Cars cost a lot of money.
With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:31 PM
HARTFORD — Keeping track of official estimates of Connecticut's state surplus over the past few months has been a little like attempting to describe the flight of a bumblebee: It's down, it's up, down, and there it goes, up again.
All those swerves...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...