| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:38 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.
The city of Newport News will pay $1,523,521, about 2.3 percent, of the Hampton-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Wade Bradley sells the Hollywood dream. But unlike the stories on screen, the ending isn't always happy, some of his investors claim.
Bradley's Media Society Inc. solicits wealthy people to invest in a slate of independent films that it produces and...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:54 PM
LEBANON — As in the best of horse races, the Republican candidates for governor raced to the wire Sunday as they greeted as many voters as possible in the final hours before Tuesday's primary.
Both Greenwich business executive Tom Foley and Senate...
| Aug 9, 2014
Much of the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency's $9 million budget will go toward redevelopment of the city's downtown area.
Board members discussed developing the city's Town Square — which includes many of the city's administrative...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Their loss Wednesday in a federal appeals court left Baltimore's police and fire unions with a few options to continue the fight over Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's 2010 pension reform law, but none of them look promising. Rather than subject themselves...
| 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 6, 2014
| 3:12 PM
The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently passed its annual budget for fiscal year 2014-15, reporting annual expenditures of $11.9 million and a general reserve fund of $14.3 million, or 120% of the total operating budget.
La Cañada has maintained a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A state appellate court has shot down Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's use tax on certain big ticket items purchased outside the county, upholding a lower court ruling last year that froze collections on one of her signature revenue raisers....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Visitors to some state-run historic sites, such as Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, will have fewer days a week to access them starting later this year, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday.
Of the state’s 56 historic...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Marta Delgado has been up for hours cleaning, preparing meals and setting out books for the 6:30 a.m. arrival of her first families. As a day-care provider who watches a dozen children in her Long Beach home, Delgado's schedule is around the clock....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Palm Beach County schools won't be getting a lot of new things in the new school year.
Six aging schools won't get new roofs. Schools won't get much new technology. And Delray Beach won't get a long-anticipated middle school of the arts.