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  • Gov. Quinn's budget address as delivered

     
    Now, if you don’t agree with our debt restructuring plan, tell us which payments (sic) you would eliminate to pay $8.7 billion in overdue bills today. Which programs? Put it out there for all of us to see. Saying "no"......
  • Obama on his embattled budget: Let's talk, but....

     
    Obama full text of news conference as he defends his budget and talks of Egypt....
  • AEG repeats assurances about proposed L.A. stadium

     
    A panel that's looking at plans for a football stadium downtown held its first subcommittee meeting Friday amid assurances from the developer and some skepticism from the public....
  • Obama news conference registers 3.7: Japan's disaster is sad, now on gas prices (and my poll numbers)

     
    Full text and commentary as the Democrat seeks to regain control of Washington's political narrative....
  • Illinois Republicans lay budget cards on the table

     
    Last week, the Illinois Senate Republican caucus released "Facing Fiscal Reality --A plan for reality-based budgeting," a 21-page document that dealt in some detail with the cuts and other changes GOP lawmakers feel are necessary to get the state's...
  • Think tank: 'More work needs to be done' on a state budget still billions in the red

     
    Highlights from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability's Analysis of Proposed FY2012 (State of Illinois) budget (.pdf) released today. First, let's cut right to the conclusion: The increase in the state’s income tax rates (personal and...
  • On debt reduction, it’s tough to get straight answers

     
    Today's column is all about debt and deficit-reduction. I've been harping on members of Congress who have raised the debt ceiling for the past five years. In summary: Republicans jacked up deficit spending when they ran the show. Democrats did the same....
  • Greek default fears drive up euro-zone bond yields

     
    Europe’s government-debt crisis is flaring again, as interest rates on Greek, Irish and Portuguese bonds surge on fears that some form of default is inevitable. The annualized yield on two-year Greek notes (charted at left) jumped to 17.83% on...
  • Just three PA Dems vote to increase debt, all other PA lawmakers vote "no"

     
    Nearly every Pennsylvania lawmaker in the U.S. House Tuesday night bucked the White House's call for a clean debt limit increase, including the state's three Blue Dog Democrats Tim Holden, Jason Altmire and Mark Critz. The only Keystone Democrats to......
  • California debt default 'increasingly likely,' Cal Lutheran economist says

     
    Bill Watkins, who runs the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, goes out on a limb today: He says the state should start discussing contingency plans with the Obama administration and the...
  • Can hotel revive Convention Center?

    Baltimore expects conventioneers to fill as many as half the 750 rooms of its proposed convention headquarters hotel, giving the flagging Convention Center a boost in business. "From my perspective, it is the primary goal," said Irene E. Van Sant, who is...