| 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...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Fred Eaton certainly knew his business when he went poking around the Owens Valley in the early part of the last century, quietly purchasing farms and ranches for the water rights that went with them. Had the self-taught engineer and former Los Angeles...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:55 PM
With Congress on spring break, many House and Senate Republicans will probably spend the next two weeks back home touting the resolutions they passed to "balance the budget" within 10 years. But the competing resolutions for fiscal 2016 won't do...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:13 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes.
The spending plan for the...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The property tax rate is staying the same as last year, but homeowners will pay more in taxes.
The proposed budget calls for a tax rate of $5.8772 for every $1,000 in taxable value, but property values have increased almost 8 percent in the last year....