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  • Annapolis budget increases business taxes, lays off 7 employees

    Annapolis budget increases business taxes, lays off 7 employees
    The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines. The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp.,...
  • Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit

    Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit
    Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it. A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
  • VHSL head says realignment not solely to blame for $240,000 deficit

    VHSL head says realignment not solely to blame for $240,000 deficit
    The Virginia High School League has reported a deficit of $240,000 for the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, but Executive Director Ken Tilley insisted the blame cannot be placed solely at the feet of its reclassification plan. Tilley said this was...
  • Arundel school projects may play role in Annapolis-area redistricting

    Arundel school projects may play role in Annapolis-area redistricting
    As the Board of Education gave its blessing last week to Superintendent George Arlotto's $163.4 million capital budget request, officials said some projects in the budget may affect coming redistricting efforts in the Annapolis area. Two elementary...
  • ACC All Access: Virginia Tech licks wounds, tries to get healthy, preps for option and welcomes '16 commitment

    ACC All Access: Virginia Tech licks wounds, tries to get healthy, preps for option and welcomes '16 commitment
    It’s not often Virginia Tech’s players and coaches can look up at the scoreboard in Lane Stadium before the end of the first quarter is even done and find themselves trailing by 20 or more points. When it has happened, it’s taken place...
  • How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies

    How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the art of the comeback. Face it, at some point Sunday night, you probably lost hope...
  • Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong

    Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong
    The rise of fact-checking websites, which aim to run the statements of politicians through the truth wringer, should be a positive development for the Republic. In theory. The problem is that these outfits claim to be faultless arbiters of truth. That's...
  • Heritage rallies from a three-touchdown deficit to beat Hampton 26-21

    NEWPORT NEWS — It’s hard to come back from a 21-point deficit without a little magic. Saturday afternoon at rainy Todd Stadium, Heritage summoned memories of Chris Davis and (for you old-timers) Franco Harris. Aided by two plays that weren&...
  • Pollster: Gov. Tom Corbett is 'dead man walking'

    Pollster: Gov. Tom Corbett is 'dead man walking'
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett — whose blitz of television commercials has done nothing to shield him from an angry electorate — may stand virtually no chance of fending off his Democratic rival Tom Wolf on election day, according to...
  • Lehigh County commissioners say Tom Muller's partisan attacks mar budget

    Lehigh County commissioners say Tom Muller's partisan attacks mar budget
    Lehigh County Commissioner Vic Mazziotti chastised an absent county executive Thursday for littering his public budget presentation with partisan "cheap shots." Mazziotti called attention to the dig — "Promises to reduce or freeze taxes are...
  • A 'fact-checking' website doubles down on its Social Security errors

    A 'fact-checking' website doubles down on its Social Security errors
    It's natural for a self-described "fact-checker" to circle the wagons when his fact-checking is called into question. So the defensive reaction of Dana Tims, the author of a "fact-check" about Social Security that we questioned earlier this week, is...