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  • Helsel: End the stalemate, I'll talk Medicaid

    Del. Gordon Helsel called this week to get something off his chest: He thinks Gov. Terry McAuliffe should remove his demands for Medicaid expansion from the current budget debate. Now, this isn't a surprise. Helsel, R-Poquoson, is part of the House...
  • Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit

    Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it. A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
  • Would you be willing to pay more than 25 cents a year to understand the cosmos?

     Would you be willing to pay more than 25 cents a year to understand the cosmos?
    Studying the universe — perhaps even modern science as a whole — is as American as apple pie and baseball. Although America was not the first country to launch a satellite into orbit, it has, for more than half a century, pioneered the...
  • Illinois should focus on creating jobs, not raising taxes

    A tumultuous legislative session came to an end on a sour note.  On May 30, Democrats rammed through an unbalanced budget that was cobbled together with a combination of borrowing schemes, fund sweeps, payment delays and inflated revenue projections...
  • There's a way around Democrats in the Virginia Senate

    Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw has signaled repeatedly - and sometimes just outright said - that he doesn't see any movement coming on the state's budget impasse until after the new fiscal year starts July 1. And with the news this morning that...
  • $1,134,619: Contingency

    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. A little money in your savings account can ease your mind in case of emergencies. In the...
  • L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions

    L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions
    A Los Angeles City Hall panel on Monday delivered a significant victory to municipal labor unions, breathing new life into a legal challenge to pension benefit reductions being counted on to save billions of dollars over the next 30 years. On a 3-2...
  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
  • Eric Garcetti's 'Back to Basics' budget offers modest service upgrades

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday unveiled a hold-the-line budget for the coming fiscal year, proposing modest increases in a handful of city services and zero reduction in the business tax -- an issue that the mayor repeatedly has promised to...
  • Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects

    Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects. Those two projects demonstrate...
  • Libertyville's $59.3 million budget plan heavy on capital projects

     Libertyville's $59.3 million budget plan heavy on capital projects
    More than $10 million in infrastructure improvements are included in Libertyville's $59.3 million budget plan, officials said. About $6 million is expected to be invested in road rehabilitation, and about $4.8 million in water and sewer projects,...