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  • Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million

    Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million
    Despite the barrage of political ads that assailed the eyes and ears of Marylanders in the recent governor's race, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan didn't set a spending record. Spending by the Hogan and Brown campaigns —...
  • Rauner right

    Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is right in asking outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze hiring. Not filling those vacant job spots for another few weeks will not bring the operating government to a stop. What might be in order are more job cuts in state...
  • Jeb Bush criticizes Orange's new grading policy

    Jeb Bush criticizes Orange's new grading policy
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush opened his annual education conference this morning in Washington, D.C. with a dig at Orange County schools. Bush criticized the school district for its new grading policy that he said lowered academic expectations "in order to...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives

    Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives
    Connecticut immigration activists like Lucas Codognolla believe President Obama’s plan to push ahead with reforms on his own is a “monumental win for the immigrant rights movement,” but one that remains incomplete. “Obviously, it...
  • Tax and spending cuts can have adverse impacts

    Tax and spending cuts can have adverse impacts
    A prevalent theme in The Baltimore Sun news and commentary recently, especially since the election of Larry Hogan as Maryland's next governor, has been cuts in taxes and fees for government supported services as well as state and local budget cuts ("After...
  • Hogan says state's economic picture even bleaker than he thought

    Hogan says state's economic picture even bleaker than he thought
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Monday that new budget figures show Maryland's economic picture is even bleaker than he had warned during his campaign, and will make it tougher to devise a plan to cut taxes. "Even I am surprised by the magnitude of the...
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • Key lawmakers agree to work on ride-share regulation plan

    Key lawmakers agree to work on ride-share regulation plan
    Two key lawmakers agreed Thursday to work on a new package of ride-sharing regulations that would require background checks of drivers and a minimum of $1 million in insurance coverage when carrying passengers.   The move means sponsoring Rep. Mike...
  • UC regents approve tuition hikes amid angry protests

    Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years. The actual voice vote of the regents could not be heard by the...
  • We're staying!

    We’re Staying! My wife and I had pledged to ourselves that if Governor-elect Bruce Rauner lost the recent election, we would become Florida residents. It would have been easy for us to do -- we have property in Florida. We’re tired of...