| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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...
| 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.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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...