| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Chicken Little is alive and well writing editorials for The Sun ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). The world will apparently come to an end when the sequester, better known as budget cuts, goes into effect on March 1. These budget cuts are apparently far...
| 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,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:31 PM
California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development.
The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Election year 2014 is underway in Connecticut, so get ready for the mudslinging. Voters likely will be bombarded with more unpleasant information about the candidates than ever before.
Expect to hear about candidates' personal lives, their finances,...
| Jan 5, 2014
Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Johns Hopkins University led U.S. universities with $2.106 billion spent on medical, engineering and other scientific research in fiscal 2012, though that total fell at Hopkins and, on average, at universities across the country compared to the previous...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a sharp increase in the state budget to map earthquake faults in California, after months of reports about how the state’s effort has been hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades.
Brown is seeking enough...
| 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,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
In response to Bryna Zumer's Oct. 30 article in The Aegis regarding the second School Budget Input Session, I would like to provide the entire context of my comments.
As you can see from my comments, at no time did I ask for funding for the construction...