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  • Taxes, education debated as lawmakers near budget deadline

    A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. The Senate moved...
  • Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues

    Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows. There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear power, childhood vaccines, gene...
  • Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional'

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because it would lead to an unbalanced budget. In a memo to Rauner Wednesday, Tim Nuding says that if the $2.3 billion proposal were...
  • Rauner borrows from special state funds to manage cash flow

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year without a budget. The Republican borrowed the money from more than two dozen funds designated for other purposes. The...
  • Editorial: Supreme Court gives incentive to get politics out of redistricting

    The drawing of congressional and legislative boundaries in Maryland is an example of government at its worst and pure partisan politics at its most absurd level. Any process where elected leaders are given the power to redraw the boundaries to give them...
  • Budget matters loom large on legislative session's final day

    Delaware lawmakers approved a $3.9 billion operating budget early Wednesday, shortly after the start of the new fiscal year, after resolving an impasse over a transportation funding bill that was the subject of partisan bickering and intense closed-door...
  • Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways

    Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways
    Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. Maintenance crews can't keep up. After years of neglect, state officials estimate it will cost...
  • Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'

    Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'
    House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send "messages." He doesn't often explain what those messages are, but last week's surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-day extension on its $634 million pension payment that was due...
  • Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics

    Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics
    Editor's note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us. Call us at 312-222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. For a continuously updating blog of...
  • Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines

    Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines
    Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment. Tuesday is the final day...
  • Trump, Christie: Diluting the candidate pool for the Bush and Clinton show

    Trump, Christie: Diluting the candidate pool for the Bush and Clinton show
    Republican Chris Christie has just announced he doesn't want to be elected prom king of America. Whew! That's a relief. The nation was terrified he'd put on a white dinner jacket, red cummerbund and fox trot across Iowa in patent leather pumps....