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  • A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. On May 29, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback passionately defended his economic policies in a speech to conservatives at the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington. "Day one, when I entered office, I was handed a projection that if we...
  • CPS issues $5.8 billion preliminary budget

     CPS issues $5.8 billion preliminary budget
    Forced once again to cover a gaping deficit that this year approaches $900 million, Chicago Public Schools is using a one-time accounting adjustment to make ends meet in a $5.8 billion preliminary operating budget that was released Wednesday. The...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • 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...
  • Social Security demystified

    When the Social Security Trustees recently released their report on the financial condition of Social Security, they echoed the warnings made by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that the program is financially unsustainable without changes....
  • UK trade deficit widens in June, but construction recovers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sagging exports pushed Britain's trade deficit to a five-month high in June, suggesting a more balanced economic recovery still looks a way off, although the construction industry recovered from a dip in May. Exports of British goods...
  • Proposed water deal to save Des Plaines thousands per day

    Proposed water deal to save Des Plaines thousands per day
    A proposed deal to purchase water from the Northwest Water Commission is estimated to save the city of Des Plaines $5,000 each day. The city currently receives its water from Chicago, which raised its water rate by 25 percent in 2012 and an additional 15...
  • Pilots overcome eight-run deficit in regular-season finale for team-record 40th victory

    The Peninsula Pilots' team-record 40th victory came in dramatic fashion -- albeit after 1 a.m. and in extra innings. The Pilots rallied from an eight-run deficit to defeat the Petersburg Generals 10-9 at War Memorial Stadium on Fan Appreciation Night,...
  • Des Plaines might restructure TIF to spur development

    Des Plaines might restructure TIF to spur development
    Des Plaines city officials have a new plan to spur development on five vacant acres on the corner of Mannheim and Higgins roads. The plan calls for reducing the size of the city's sixth tax increment financing district — which includes a car wash,...
  • Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding

    Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding
    Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...