| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:43 AM
A state lawmaker who represents the Seminole County neighborhoods that have seen two bear attacks in five months is pushing a plan to mandate residents use bear-proof garbage cans.
Rep. Mike Clelland wants all residents in subdivisions with frequent...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:55 PM
SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol.
As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity.
There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...
| Apr 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
| Apr 20, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets.
RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD — As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn’t have enough votes lined up yet to extend the state’s income tax increase or raise the minimum wage....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With an eye toward landing its own "House of Cards"-style tentpole, Yahoo is looking to pour top dollar into original shows with TV-biz pedigrees. It has approached multiple studios and agents to scope out potential hits, and is zeroing in on specific...
| Apr 24, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of a daily series examining specific line items in state and local budgets.
ISLE OF WIGHT — The continued care of a landfill the county closed years ago will cost Isle of Wight $326,000 next year under the current...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Buoyed by rising state funding, the Los Angeles Unified School District's draft budget proposal for the new fiscal year is the healthiest spending plan in years.
The general fund would increase from $6.2 billion to $6.8 bill under the proposal for the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The General Assembly fulfilled its state constitutional duty Saturday by wrapping up action on Gov. Martin O'Malley's nearly $39 billion operating budget.
Final approval came as the House and Senate approved the agreement rreached by negotiators for the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A field of candidates — many political heavyweights and city insiders — are locked in an expensive battle to become Long Beach's newest mayor, a job that comes with expectations of reviving both the port city's economy and reputation.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Netflix's Capitol Hill drama "House of Cards" may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics.