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  • Bethlehem council backs financing deal

    Bethlehem council backs financing deal
    Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday backed Mayor Robert Donchez' financing proposal that is aimed to shave $3.4 million from a $5.9 million deficit project for next year. The deal involves refinancing two bonds, a 10-year-old pension bond and portions of...
  • Coppin State suffers $2.5 million shortfall

    Coppin State suffers $2.5 million shortfall
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FDP unveils Spanish-language ad attacking Rick Scott on education

    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. The ad...
  • Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream

    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...
  • 'To Make Men Free' is a timely tale of the ever-changing GOP

    'To Make Men Free' is a timely tale of the ever-changing GOP
    With division in Washington a solidifying fact of modern American politics, this is a smart moment for a deep examination of the political faction that gave this country the income tax, that railed against business trusts on behalf of working men and...
  • School district to continue deficit spending

    Glendale Unified spent more than $10 million they didn't have during the last fiscal year in an ongoing trend of deficit spending that will continue, although at a lesser amount, this year. School officials estimate, though, that this figure will drop...