| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:01 PM
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:01 PM
In today's bitterly polarized environment, the Internal Revenue Service has become even more of a whipping boy for politicians as it struggles with deep budget cuts and accusations of incompetence and, some say, illegal actions.
That makes the tax-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown called for a sharp increase in funding for a program to map dangerous earthquake faults in California, reviving an effort hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades.
Brown's proposal caps months of debate on whether city and state...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he would seek to restore overtime pay in the Los Angeles Police Department, saying it “will be a priority in the coming year.”
“I do expect in the next few years to restore overtime,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Every semester since 2009, Sequoyah Hilt has tried to sign up for a phlebotomy course at Long Beach City College. She never got a seat.
Then Hilt heard that the school had openings for her long-awaited class. There was just one catch: The monthlong...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LITTLE ROCK -- Only one of this farm state's U.S. representatives voted against this year's swollen ($100 billion a year) farm bill? Naturally, it would be Tom Cotton.
Other congressmen talk a good game about the need to cut out the waste in an out-of-...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Fewer fliers passed through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2013 than in the previous year, ending a three-year streak of record-setting travel at the state's largest airport.
The decline of 0.8 percent, announced by...
| 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....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July.
But defense officials and some...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:23 AM
Facing steep fiscal challenges, Chicago Public Schools plans to downsize central office operations by next fall.
The district is considering moving its downtown offices, at 125 S. Clark St., a few blocks away, to 1 N. Dearborn St., the site of the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin on Thursday said it would cut 4,000 positions and close several facilities due to reduced government defense spending.
The Bethesda, Md.-based company said it would close plants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and...