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  • McAuliffe group: Tighten on travel, give ethics rules teeth

    An appointed panel is set to recommend a serious tightening of Virginia's ethics rules for public officials, calling for an outside group with investigatory power and a wider ban on large gifts. These are only recommendations, and changes would have...
  • Don't Let CSCU Learners Be Treated As Second-Class Students

    Don't Let CSCU Learners Be Treated As Second-Class Students
    I teach at Southern Connecticut State University. We have about 11,000 students, many who are the first in their families to go to college. Southern, along with the other state universities and community colleges, offers them opportunity. But unless the...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Atlantis'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Pioneer Woman In a new Thanksgiving-...
  • Ferguson Tension Recalls Watts, Rodney King

    Ferguson Tension Recalls Watts, Rodney King
    By every indication — from both the street and civic offices — Ferguson, Mo., is expected to blow. The grand jury decision on whether a white police officer will be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man could come...
  • First order of business for Gov. Rick Scott: Investigate Tallahassee Police Department

    First order of business for Gov. Rick Scott: Investigate Tallahassee Police Department
    Running off at the typewriter … So who exactly is the Chief of Police at the Tallahassee Police Department — Chief Osceola, Gene Deckerhoff or Jimbo Fisher? Everybody, including Leon County state attorney Willie Meggs, knows how the TPD...
  • Budget Outlook: Pennsylvania faces $2 billion deficit

    Budget Outlook: Pennsylvania faces $2 billion deficit
    HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania got a double whammy of bad news Thursday in separate reports, one projecting a nearly $2 billion budget deficit, and another saying the state had maxed out its borrowing. The Independent Fiscal Office, in its long-term economic...
  • Post-election arrogance?

    Post-election arrogance?
    Oh, the arrogance of power. The top Maryland lobbyist for telecom giant Comcast couldn't even wait for the dust to settle after Election Day to start bashing Maryland lawmakers. At a Chamber of Commerce luncheon talk right after Larry Hogan's victory,...
  • Damming the bay's pollution

    Damming the bay's pollution
    Here's the gist of the recent report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Conowingo Dam: Don't confuse a red herring with a red tide. The notion that all the pollution woes of the Chesapeake Bay could be heaped on one 86-year-old hydroelectric...
  • Florida should raise its minimum wage

    Florida should raise its minimum wage
    It is time for Florida to lead. Every once in awhile in the history of this great country, the federal government just can't get the job done. Partisan gridlock, constitutional uncertainty, public distrust all play a role. But one of the great strengths...
  • Spoiled by politics

    The atmosphere surrounding the Affordable Care Act is so noxious that even reasonable measures to improve it struggle to find oxygen. Consider the crisis that played out this week in Richmond, one that promises to echo across the commonwealth. On...
  • A lot of good news mixed in with the bad

    For Democrats, looking for any good news out of the midterm election results is like the ghoulish old joke: "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" But, believe it or not, shining among the rubble are a few nuggets of good news --...