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  • Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform

    Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform
    Democratic state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs says he thinks lawmakers should “go back to the drawing board” and start over on changes to public employee pension benefits following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.   Frerichs, a...
  • Corbett draws links between pensions and school tax hikes

    HARRISBURG — As Gov. Tom Corbett reasserts his case for changing the retirement benefits for future state and school workers, he has emphasized a connection more tangible to voters than that of state budget pressures: increases in local property...
  • 'Octomom' pleads no contest to welfare fraud, gets community service

    'Octomom' pleads no contest to welfare fraud, gets community service
    "Octomom" Nadya Suleman pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor count of welfare fraud after failing to disclose nearly $30,000 in earnings. Suleman, who has 14 children including her octuplets, was ordered to serve two years' probation and ...
  • Report: Disarray found at Philadelphia Veterans Affairs office

    Inspectors surveying Philadelphia's Veterans Affairs benefits center in June found two stunning signs of disarray: mail bins brimming with claims dating to 2011 and other benefits that had been paid twice. More alarming, the team from the VA Office of...
  • The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion

    The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion
    The news from the casino industry in Atlantic City, N.J., has been implacably, relentlessly horrific. Over the weekend the owners of Trump Plaza, formerly a signature property on the boardwalk, said they expected it to close in September; the resort's...
  • Succumbing to our weakness [Letter]

    Succumbing to our weakness [Letter]
    The other day I had a discussion with a friend concerning what we felt was facilitating the decline of this nation. We discussed the problem of illegal immigration as a factor. However, immigrants have been coming to America for hundreds of years —...
  • Facebook to track users' TV habits

    Beginning this fall, when Facebook users watch a TV show on a cellphone or tablet, Facebook will probably know about it. The social network will scan its databases and send the age and gender of the viewer to Nielsen, the TV ratings measurement company,...
  • Madonna and Young: Gov. Corbett's gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    It's a trite but true political aphorism: "Where you stand depends on where you sit." If you're a Pennsylvania Republican, no matter where you sit, it's hard to see what Gov. Corbett did with the 2014-15 budget as anything but a divisive, last-gasp...
  • What Congress should do to fix the Highway Trust Fund

    The House and Senate have put forth plans to temporarily fill the Highway Trust Fund, which is used to pay for road, bridge and public transit construction but is expected to go broke this summer. Though the details differ in the two proposals, the result...
  • Bad deals remind us to take the long view

    Bad deals remind us to take the long view
    Consider these six deals: 1. In 2003, the Chicago Park District entered into a 20-year contract that exempted the new Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park from property taxes and from paying for garbage pickup, water and gas. 2. In 2004, the...
  • Chris Christie's fleeting movie trailer promising pension reform

    It’s difficult to get voters to pay attention to dry topics like pension reform, so New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s team briefly tried a new tactic this week: a mock movie trailer filled with fire, explosions and a cameo by “The Rock.&...