| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Does spending less money on state government stimulate the economy? That’s a question raised in a Los Angeles Times story Friday about states that have not restored budget cuts made during the belt-tightening of the recession.
The story focuses on...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — At Noble Prentis Elementary School, a classroom is crammed with 31 students and all their backpacks and books. Last year, the fifth-grade class had just 17 students, but a teaching position was cut when the school ran short of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Kelly Hayes knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be a lawyer, and she crafted the choices she made as a teenager to set her up to become a federal prosecutor.
"The joke around my family is that I started practicing my arguments...
| 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....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| 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 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery.
At the order of...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — Budget cuts and poor decisions have interfered with the ability of the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing to investigate discrimination complaints in California, a state study concluded Wednesday.
The problems include a...
| 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...