| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Downers Grove officials are exploring the idea of a grant program they say could help churches shrink their stormwater bills.
Village staff recently drafted a plan in which church property owners would make structural improvements to their land to...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Laguna Beach will seek public input Feb. 10 on ways to improve the city's transit system.
IBI Group, Inc., a consulting firm, was hired to review the city's transit system and make recommendations for improvements. The company has studied the main-...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland alleged this week that more than 100 universities, including Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, are violating federal law by requiring applicants to fill out extra forms that determine their eligibility for...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Obama visited a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light rail, roads and bridges, as he offered cautious praise for a Republican tax reform effort that could...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly agree that the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in recent years, but they are divided sharply by party when asked what, if anything, the government should do about it.
Roughly two-thirds of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:04 PM
California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said.
Programs linking academics, technical...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The California Arts Council, the agency behind state government’s arts grants, is putting down most of its chips from a one-time, $2-million funding windfall on several new bets involving arts education and community improvement through the arts....
| May 1, 2013
| 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters.
Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Palm Beach County and the rest of Florida getting turned down for federal aid in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac came as a surprising snub ??? especially given who signed the letter. The Federal Emergency Management Agency last week......
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Gov. Rick Scott has proposed a $2 million teacher training grant program — one that would be partially funded by matching dollars from private donations. We mentioned the grant in this story about Scott seeking to remake his image by focusing on...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:23 PM
With the nation on a fiscally unsustainable path, the federal government has these choices: Cut spending, raise taxes, or do both. Health care spending, a huge part of the government's budget, stands as a huge target. A new report lays out the impact of...