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  • $1.35 billion: Employee health insurance

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...
  • Mailbag: Blogger's comment is not Page 1 news

    Re. "Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference," April 17: I have been a resident of Costa Mesa for more than 35 years and believe that our mayor, Jim Righeimer, is not following the rules he recently established for the weekly council...
  • Gary Stein: Here's a voice that's badly needed

    As our lawmakers in Tallahassee decide whether to further restrict abortion rights because, hey, they know what's best for every woman, I found myself thinking about an old friend. Joyce Tarnow not only wasn't afraid to make her voice heard, she wanted...
  • What has Brown accomplished? [Letter]

    What has Brown accomplished? [Letter]
    I realize Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is now trying his darnedest not to be seen anywhere near the disastrous roll out of the Maryland health exchange, even though he was supposed to be the lead person on it ("A Democrat who can't vote for Brown," April 14). I...
  • Kingsley Guy: Bush turned himself into formidable candidate

    Jeb Bush is sounding more and more like he'll make a bid for the presidency. Go for it, Jeb. Unless the Republican Party gets some adult supervision on a national level it risks a decline into irrelevancy. I first met Bush in 1994 during his first...
  • Regulating Campaign Statements Overkill

    Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or...
  • Factbox: Algeria's Bouteflika, aging independence veteran, wins re-election

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won re-election for another five-year term with an officially tabulated 81.53 percent of the vote, despite suffering a stroke last year. He is seen by supporters as a symbol of stability...
  • Gansler spot critical of health exchange 'debacle'

    Gansler spot critical of health exchange 'debacle'
    A 60-second radio spot by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler criticizes Maryland's online health insurance exchange — and by extension Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, his rival in the Democratic campaign for governor. What the ad says: The ad begins...
  • California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
  • Gansler's campaign is about more than a teen beach party [Letter]

    Gansler's campaign is about more than a teen beach party [Letter]
    I normally agree with columnist Dan Rodricks' assertions and conclusions, but I was disappointed with his comments regarding Attorney General Doug Gansler's gubernatorial campaign ("10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats," April 12). Mr....
  • Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

    WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been...