| May 8, 2015
| 1:03 PM
Gov. Rick Scott continues to duck responsibility for the health care crisis he has created.
The governor met last week with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and begged her to keep sending Florida money from the Low Income Pool...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:19 PM
When it comes to leadership, Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, who unilaterally brought the state's annual legislative session to a halt on Tuesday, is as weak as it gets.
When the legislative session began two months ago, Crisafulli said he was a...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, doesn’t necessarily like to say I told you so – but, pausing for a moment after a rally of local and state officials calling on Congress to act on the soon-to-go broke Highway Trust Fund, the congressman could...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get major financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year.
The acknowledgment came as a re-election seeking Emanuel released his ideas on how to...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 6:43 AM
Chris Christie, whose presidential hopes have been running into increasing turbulence, sold himself to influential Republicans as a straight-talking problem solver during weekend appearances in South Florida.
The New Jersey governor isn't —...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:46 PM
Greece prevailed Friday in a high-stakes standoff with European creditors, winning a four-month extension on its debt repayment plan after threatening to default and plunge the entire 19-nation Eurozone and global financial markets into crisis.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:39 PM
HARTFORD — If you're a billionaire living in Connecticut, chances are the tax department is keeping an eye on you.
Connecticut, home to some of the richest Americans, has a big stake in the billions of dollars in revenue their income taxes...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:02 PM
President Obama, keeping up a push for what he calls tax fairness, plans to unveil a new package of tax proposals that target inherited assets, capital gains and large financial firms to pay for billions in new tax benefits for low- and middle-class...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown.
Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:24 PM
That was some roller coaster in politics, 2014 was.
A sure-bet Senate election turned squeaker. A dance on the edge of a fiscal cliff over the state budget. A special session on the Medicaid expansion standoff that ended up … a standoff.