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  • Weighing L.A. County payroll additions under budget plan

    Weighing L.A. County payroll additions under budget plan
    There is necessarily a tug of war between a government's obligation to provide service and its duty to remain fiscally responsible, a fact duly noted in the letter transmitting the proposed 2015-16 Los Angeles County budget to the Board of Supervisors. In...
  • Maryland's spending problem [Letter]

    Maryland's spending problem [Letter]
    Dreary job reports coupled with the news that Maryland is projecting $405 million in less revenue for the current fiscal year and the next has caused the O'Malley/Brown cheerleaders at The Sun to put on the pompoms and go into full attack mode ("...
  • Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit

    Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit
    After years of turning down cost-of-living increases for its budget, the state Senate on Friday notified its workforce that 39 employees will be laid off at the end of the year to avoid a multi-million-dollar deficit, a cut of about 4% of the total...
  • Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget
    HARTFORD — Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session to be convened by Dec. 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new Republican leaders, Sen. Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides...
  • Philadelphia Archdiocese selling old Lehigh Valley seminary for $5.5 million

    Philadelphia Archdiocese selling old Lehigh Valley seminary for $5.5 million
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday said it will sell the 454-acre Mary Immaculate Center in Lehigh Township for $5.5 million. The former seminary and retreat center on Cherryville Road has been closed since 2009. The buyer, David T. Davis, is...
  • Brown proposes balancing Northampton County budget with line of credit

    Brown proposes balancing Northampton County budget with line of credit
    Northampton County Executive John Brown plans to balance the 2015 budget with a $20.1 million line of credit, an unexpected twist that allows the county to avoid raising taxes or tapping into dwindling reserves. Brown, in his first budget address since...
  • Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending

    Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending
    Last week, two major bond-rating agencies (Fitch and Standards & Poor's) downgraded Pennsylvania's debt rating, citing poor fiscal health. While this should worry voters — taxpayers will be forced to pay more for state borrowing — it isn't too...
  • Durbin ties Oberweis to tea party attacks

     Durbin ties Oberweis to tea party attacks
    Disbanding the Export-Import Bank, as critics of the embattled federal agency have sought to do in recent months, would hurt local businesses by cutting off access to customers abroad, Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday. Durbin made the Ex-Im issue the...
  • Tax Policy Central Theme At Gubernatorial Forum

    Tax Policy Central Theme At Gubernatorial Forum
    WEST HARTFORD — The three candidates for governor made consecutive appearances at a forum held at Beth El Temple Sunday – and tax policy was a central theme as each tried to convince voters they were the best choice to serve Connecticut....
  • Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly

    Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly
    Lehigh County commissioners have put forward more than two dozen amendments aimed at reducing or eliminating the county deficit in the 2015 proposed budget and preserving the funds they have used to balance budgets. All 27 amendments are backed by...
  • Plainville Council OKs Sewer Rate Increase

    PLAINVILLE — Sewer rates will increase by 8 percent next month to cover an increasing annual shortfall and to put more money into a fund set aside for unexpected emergencies and costly improvements. The town council voted 6-1 to approve the...