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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Additional Steps Malloy Should Take to Reduce the Deficit

    Additional Steps Malloy Should Take to Reduce the Deficit
    As a public service we thought we might comb through the state budget ourselves looking for additional areas where Gov. Dannel Malloy can make cuts and adjustments to help reduce a projected deficit in the $100 million range. Some may ask, where did...
  • Five best candidates for Pompano Beach City Commission

    Five best candidates for Pompano Beach City Commission
    District 1: Barry Dockswell Plans for a new parking garage, retail complex and possibly a new hotel have dominated the Pompano Beach campaigns, especially in the city's coastal District 1, where the city pier has already been upgraded. Depending on...
  • Warner, Gillespie trade barbs at Beach forum

    Warner, Gillespie trade barbs at Beach forum
    Sen. Mark Warner and GOP challenger Ed Gillespie took sequential potshots at one another Thursday at what's almost certain to be their last joint appearance before voters. What neither remarked on was that they offer very similar stands on sequestration,...
  • Hinsdale Central wins team title; Stevenson wins doubles

    Hinsdale Central coach Robin Kramer became part-spectator, part-coach Saturday at Buffalo Grove. The Red Devils secured their seventh state team title in the nine years with 44 points on Friday. Hinsdale Central notched its second straight title...
  • Lions rally past Falcons in London

    Lions rally past Falcons in London
    The Detroit Lions have become the kings of the fourth-quarter comeback on both sides of the Atlantic. Matt Prater hit a 48-yard field goal on the game's last play and the Detroit Lions erased a 21-point halftime deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 22-...
  • Road-tested and reliable

    One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
  • Group aims higher on education: Front & Center

    In a time of challenge for higher education, more than 1,250 public-university leaders from across America are coming to Orlando next week for the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Representing 237 research...
  • 3 questions: Where Costa Mesa City Council, Orange County Board of Supervisors and State Assembly candidates stand on the issues

    Costa Mesa City Council One incumbent and eight challengers are running for two spots on the five-member council. The Daily Pilot asked each candidate the same three questions: 1) Based on the decisions of this most recent council, do you think this...