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  • A smart start for growth: e-fairness

    A smart start for growth: e-fairness
    States that want to become magnets for new businesses, or strengthen their position as such, must focus on eliminating harmful taxes that stifle economic growth such as income taxes and estate taxes. Maryland — with a 5.75 percent state income tax,...
  • Boehner's restive Republican caucus hinders bid to build legacy

    WASHINGTON John Boehner's official online biography as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boasts that he eliminated legislative pork spending and required bills to be posted three days before a vote. It's not exactly the legacy of a Henry...
  • Newhouse goes to work as Washington state's newest congressman

    WASHINGTON Joining 57 other freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse took the oath of office on Tuesday, becoming Washington state's newest congressman and already showing signs of mastering the lingo of his new...
  • Ground broken on controversial California bullet train project

    Ground broken on controversial California bullet train project
    California leaders including Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday launched the state’s high-speed rail project at a ceremony in downtown Fresno, declaring the city the nation’s high-speed rail capital and the “central cog” of a new...
  • Capitol Hill Californians will push for drought legislation again

    WASHINGTON Another year, another California water fight. This week, as the 114th Congress commences, lawmakers prepare to revive anti-drought proposals that divided the state last year. Tactics and strategies are still being crafted and the outcome is...
  • California's Rep. Ami Bera hopes for some common ground in 2015; a question and answer

    WASHINGTON Rep. Ami Bera was sworn in Tuesday for a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, but only a few months ago, his return to the Capitol was anything but certain. Bera, a Democrat who represents California's 7th District, started...
  • Boehner survives rebellion by GOP conservatives

    WASHINGTON The Republican-controlled 114th Congress was sworn in Tuesday with John Boehner surviving a challenge to his speakership from dissatisfied lawmakers from his own party. While the first day of the new Congress was a celebratory occasion for...
  • Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees

    Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees
    As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt. Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...
  • $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'

    $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'
    As 2014 comes to an end, the Lake Forester looks back at the biggest stories we reported on this year. Proposal to make Metra station safer stalls without funding A city report specifying exactly how much money would be required to upgrade the West Lake...
  • This wasn't taught in social studies class

    This wasn't taught in social studies class
    In our basic social studies class, we learned that the Senate can propose a law, which then goes to the House of Representatives for discussion and voting, after which the president can sign it or veto it. The House of Representatives can do the same...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...