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  • District 135 to tap reserves to buy student computers

     District 135 to tap reserves to buy student computers
    Orland School District 135 has reopened its annual budget to make room for $2.6 million in new computers. The revised budget, which drew no comment Monday during a public hearing, kicks off a five-year, $13.7 million plan to equip every student in third...
  • French Film Financing: International Sales Surged, TV Investment Dropped In 2013

    While French TV channels and local distributors continued to reduce their investment in movies, international sales played a much bigger part in French film financing in 2013, with 158.2 million Euros ($217.6 million) collected in minimum guarantees for...
  • Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense

    Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense
    There should be a rule--or even a law--that politicians who propose "fixes" to Social Security should at least show they know something about the program. By that standard, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., would flunk. What's worse,...
  • Paul Ryan the anti-Robin Hood: Robbing the poor to help the rich

    No, Paul Ryan isn’t Ebenezer Scrooge. But give him time; he’s young. And he shows such promise. On Tuesday, Ryan, the Republican tax-hatchet-man from Wisconsin, unveiled a new spending blueprint. Got a catchy title too: “The Path to...
  • Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...
  • Enfield Budget Hearing Meeting Scheduled For Saturday

    The town council will hold a budget hearing Saturday at Town Hall. The meeting's agenda allocates varying times for eight involved parties: public safety, development services, the town manager, town council, information technology, social services,...
  • A Very Small Ark

    A Very Small Ark
    If Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, and his fellow travelers get their way in November, everyone in America will suffer extreme cuts in programs. Did I say everyone? I meant everyone but the rich. Ryan, clearly in the pocket of...
  • Study: Movies With Women in Prominent Roles Earn More Money

    Despite Hollywood's love for testosterone-dominated movies, a recent study has found that movies with a strong female component actually perform better at the box office and cost less to make. Nate Silver's ESPN blog FiveThirtyEight used the Bechdel...
  • Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire

    Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire
    A late bid in Annapolis to alter Maryland's storm-water fee law has drawn fire from environmentalists and from the attorney general's office, calling it an unconstitutional end run on the legislative process. Senators meeting with their House...
  • $86,000: Gloucester Sheriff's Office overtime

    $86,000: Gloucester Sheriff's Office overtime
    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series looking at line items in state and local budgets. GLOUCESTER — Paying overtime to personnel in the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office has been a nearly $200,000 proposition in the Gloucester County...
  • Romeoville OKs sales tax hike for prepared foods and booze

    Romeoville OKs sales tax hike for prepared foods and booze
    Romeoville officials last week passed a 2014-15 village budget that is less than this year's, but they also approved sales tax increases on prepared foods and alcoholic beverages with an eye toward future revenue sources. At a Village Board meeting on...