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  • Labor looks for realignment of power that could strengthen its hand

    As the final push begins to fill a key seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, union leaders, elected officials and political analysts are anticipating a realignment of power that could strengthen the hand of organized labor in decisions...
  • Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids

     Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids
    What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids. Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
  • New proposals, new poll as Medicaid session convenes

    Virginia legislators return to Richmond on Thursday to debate the Medicaid expansion they've already rebuffed with news that a majority of Virginians — 61 percent — support the idea, and with two conservative alternatives on their desks....
  • House Republicans reject Medicaid alternative

    RICHMOND — The House of Delegates on Thursday took a bit less than an hour to debate, and dispose of, the one proposal on expanding coverage for low-income Virginians to come before it during its special session on Medicaid. It voted 64 to 33 to...
  • Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.

    Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.
    TALLAHASSEE --Because you asked for it (not really), here's the entire text of House Speaker Will Weatherford's session-opening speech: Opening Day Speech - 2014 House Speaker Will Weatherford Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Remarks As Prepared Welcome back to...
  • 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty in welfare fraud case

    A self-described "Scottish aristocrat" accused of collecting government benefits while living on a million-dollar yacht in South Florida has been sentenced to a year behind bars and ordered to pay the money back after pleading guilty in a welfare fraud...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Chan Lowe: What the Legislature didn't do

    Chan Lowe: What the Legislature didn't do
    Mercifully, the 2014 Florida Legislative Session has come to a close before it could do further harm, and Gov. Scott and the leaders of state government are loudly congratulating one another on a job well done.   If what our lawmakers wanted was to...
  • Did the fast-food industry play these Nobel economists for suckers? (Updated)

    Did the fast-food industry play these Nobel economists for suckers? (Updated)
    [This post has been updated, as explained below.] The restaurant industry's opposition to a higher minimum wage is hardly a secret--it's one of the top issues on the lobbying agenda of the National Restaurant Assn., the chain restaurants' Washington...
  • Families Primary Predictors Of Success

    Critics of Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks about cultural factors in the persistence of poverty are simultaneously shrill and boring. Their predictable minuet of synthetic indignation demonstrates how little liberals have learned about poverty or changed their...
  • Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed

    Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed
    Talk about a "poverty trap"! The phrase was recently used by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., to suggest that the nation's panoply of programs to aid low-income households was keeping them from rising into the middle class. Wal-...