| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Defense spending -- and particularly the way the Pentagon buys things -- needs a sharp eye, says Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in November.
But funding a powerful blue-water Navy is a priority,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:51 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Coppin State University suffered a $2.5 million revenue shortfall this fall because of a drop in enrollment, and school officials said Tuesday that the deficit is being offset with cuts to the administration and other cost-saving measures rather than...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:07 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:52 AM
The Niles Park Ridge School District 64 administration projects a small operating budget surplus of roughly $641,000 for the 2014-15 school year, but that projection does not take into account the cost of roughly $5.9 million worth of capital...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger repeatedly labeled Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a hypocrite on taxes during a tense joint appearance Friday.
However, she also struggled to provide specifics when pressed on some of her own positions on taxes...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:12 PM
HAMPTON — Across the street from Fort Monroe's iconic beaches are a row of brick-facade buildings. Some teem with activity while others sit vacant.
A slow drip of business activity is beginning to repopulate Fort Monroe as the decommissioned...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:40 PM
The Kings became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road. That journey included coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to the San Jose Sharks in Round 1, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit in Round 2...