| May 23, 2014
| 8:16 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Business-backed Florida TaxWatch Friday singled out nearly $121 million in pet projects lawmakers included in the budget they passed earlier this month as "turkeys" which bypassed normal review processes.
The group is asking Gov. Rick...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:56 PM
When Gov. Jerry Brown releases his latest budget plan Tuesday, he will already have a major fiscal victory under his belt, having cut a deal to strengthen the state's reserve fund.
But over the next few weeks, spending negotiations with lawmakers...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown stood before a room full of community development activists on Monday, he ticked off a list of promises of what he would do if he's elected governor this fall, as did the candidates who appeared before and after him. But...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard."
The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:05 PM
With the recent end of an unusually snowy winter, the Oak Park Public Works Department is looking for a milder season next year to keep its budget in check.
The department cleared snow from the streets 38 times during the winter of 2013-14, when 82...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell was in his Capitol office Thursday afternoon when a staffer walked in with a list of new proposals that were being wrapped into the state budget.
One of the items was $2.7 million for a pool in Calexico, a small city on the...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Over the last few years, the White House has been shrinking the budget of one of the most important agencies in the United States: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
NASA is one of the few government programs that benefit almost every...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
RICHMOND - A potential budget deal emerged Monday after the surprise resignation of a Democratic state senator.
The plan, as described by Senate Republicans involved in the negotiations, is for the Senate Finance Committee to meet Thursday morning. It...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| Apr 13, 2014
Row upon row of brand-new squad cars sit in a parking lot not far from the state fairgrounds in Springfield, waiting to be driven out onto state highways. Waiting. And waiting.
The cars, 85 model year 2013 Chevrolet Caprices that were delivered last...