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  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise their borrowing costs and cut economic growth. Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, told us in an email interview that putting off action to reduce deficit spending will only make solutions more painful. Excerpts of the interview follow. A full transcript is online at OrlandoSentinel.com/Opinion.
  • A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. On May 29, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback passionately defended his economic policies in a speech to conservatives at the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington. "Day one, when I entered office, I was handed a projection that if we...

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...

    Angels walk off with series win over Mariners

    Angels walk off with series win over Mariners ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels' reliance on late drama claimed a new victim: the American League saves leader. Shortstop Grant Green's single off Seattle closer Fernando Rodney with the...

    Des Plaines might restructure TIF to spur development

    Des Plaines might restructure TIF to spur development
    Des Plaines city officials have a new plan to spur development on five vacant acres on the corner of Mannheim and Higgins roads. The plan calls for reducing the size of the city's sixth tax increment financing district — which includes a car wash,...