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  • More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28

    More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28
    More than 14,000 unemployed workers in Broward and Palm Beach counties will lose federal emergency unemployment benefits on Dec. 28. In Broward County, about 8,600 laid-off workers will lose their benefits. Palm Beach County, about 5,700 people are...
  • "Mr. Shaw'' passes away at 74

    [Note to readers: This earlier version of Mr. Shaw's obituary ran online only.] Former U.S. Rep. and Fort Lauderdale Mayor E. Clay Shaw Jr., an institution in South Florida politics, has died at age 74. Mr. Shaw passed away on Tuesday at Holy Cross...
  • Taming The Tax Code Beast

    "Colleagues," said the June 27 letter to 98 U.S. senators, "now it is your turn." The letter's authors are Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman and ranking Republican on the tax-writing Finance Committee, respectively. From their...
  • Top official apologizes for Obamacare website glitches

    WASHINGTON – The official charged with overseeing the online health marketplaces apologized Tuesday to a congressional panel for issues that have plagued the rollout of President Obama’s signature health law, but said she was confident the...
  • Md. health exchange working better, but glitches remain

    Md. health exchange working better, but glitches remain
    Maryland has resolved many of the problems with its new health insurance exchange and more people are signing up, officials said Tuesday, though they acknowledged that a number of glitches remain. On the same day that a top Obama administration official...
  • The House GOP dials a wrong number on the chained CPI

    The House GOP dials a wrong number on the chained CPI
    We've documented how the chained CPI--that new and supposedly "more accurate" inflation index that deficit hawks want to impose on Social Security--is really just an unwarranted benefit cut for the elderly. (You can find some of our columns on the topic...
  • GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement

    GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, a moderate Republican from southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he will retire this year, the latest in a string of congressional Republicans not seeking reelection in 2014. Gerlach, who has served six...
  • Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike

     PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike
    Ben Starr Longtime comedy writer featured in documentary Ben Starr, 92, a veteran comedy writer who was featured in the 2012 documentary "Lunch" chronicling the twice-monthly meetings of show business funnymen, died of congestive heart failure...
  • No to tax breaks for military retirees [Editorial]

    No to tax breaks for military retirees  [Editorial]
    Maryland, like the rest of this country, owes its military veterans a debt of gratitude. Not just those who were wounded in the armed conflicts of recent years but everyone who ever wore a uniform of the armed services of this country. From the...
  • Obamacare: Critics seize on low enrollment numbers

    WASHINGTON -- Just 106,000 Americans successfully signed up in October for health coverage through President Obama’s healthcare law, the administration announced Wednesday in a report that underscored damage from the botched launch of the law and...