| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Deficit-hawk Republicans say the $85 billion across-the-board budget cuts that begin Friday under the sequester banner, unless Congress regains its senses, won't make much of an impact on a $3.5 trillion budget.
They're wrong. It could cost thousands,...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Connecticut, one of the richest states per capita in the union, just can't seem to get on the plus side of the budget ledger.
It's past time that it did.
Despite a special session of the General Assembly called in December to eliminate a projected...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 4:51 PM
A tentative deal to close a looming $365 million state budget deficit — the sort of topic that typically fuels blustery debates and commands attention at the Capitol — was agreed to quietly by legislative leaders and the governor's office in a...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:11 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Monday.
Here's what we're reading this morning.
* Sun-Sentinel writes that federal budget cuts are hitting programs that feed the poor.
*Orlando Sentinel reports on the massive insurance sign up...
| Mar 16, 2013
With Washington in political gridlock over spending, President Barack Obama traveled Friday to Argonne National Laboratory to announce an energy proposal that would secure money for advanced vehicles by diverting federal revenue from offshore oil and...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The day of financial reckoning for Chicago is not far off, with the city budget shortfall expected to near a record $1 billion in 2015 if major changes are not made to the government worker pension systems, city officials said Wednesday.
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:42 PM
The thinking behind pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree often goes like this: With an MBA I can advance in my career and, presumably, earn more money.
But like so much in business, the "income" side of the ledger has a companion...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:23 PM
State officials warned Thursday that Illinois stands to lose more than $1 billion if Congress and President Barack Obama cannot reach an agreement to prevent the "fiscal cliff" brought on by preset tax increases and budget cuts.
The prediction came...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
With community colleges turning students away for lack of available slots, Latinos are projected to face disproportionately higher workforce training gaps, a study released Friday found.
That means lower wages over the lifetime of an estimated 840,000...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Obama administration are taking their case against proposed deep budget cuts advancing in Congress to the public, warning that they would hurt the economy and inhibit the government’s ability to enforce popular laws....