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  • Muni bond yields jump again after New Jersey governor uses the B-word

     
    If nervous investors were looking for another excuse to stay out of the battered municipal bond market, they got it from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday. Speaking at a town hall meeting, the Republican governor warned that healthcare......
  • Taxpayers could still lose $19 billion from auto bailout

     
    A congressional watchdog panel said Thursday that taxpayers are still likely to lose billions of dollars from the government's bailout of the domestic auto industry. But taxpayers won't lose as much as first thought. The taxpayers’ position has “...
  • Treasury Department launches program to deliver some tax refunds on debit cards [Updated]

     
    The federal government wants to say goodbye to the paper tax-refund check, and Thursday launched a pilot program to let some people receive their money on a debit card. Next week, the Treasury Department will send letters to 600,000 low-......
  • The Quinn empire strikes back

     
    After a long weekend of keeping a very low public profile on the tax issue, the Quinn administration is showing signs of fighting back against critics. Here's a fact sheet his office just sent over (note to the easily confused......
  • What The Florida League is Asking Tallahassee..

     
    Here's what THE FLORIDA LEAGUE is asking our Legislators. What are YOUR ideas? IMPROVE, NOT REPEAL, HEALTHCARE: Step up to the plate and spell out your ideas for ‘FloridaCare'. How will you cover the almost 20% of our population that have no...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Incidents And Accidents. Hints And Allegations.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. After a lengthy absence, a cherished Capitol Ideas feature returns this morning. Yes, that's right, we're talking about the Name That Post Title competition so beloved by readers a year or two back. We offer......
  • Muni bond sell-off may be easing

     
    The municipal bond market may be trying to stabilize after the beating it has taken over the last three months. Share prices of some popular muni mutual funds were little changed Tuesday after last week’s slide, suggesting that the pressure......
  • Late-night's best: Golden Globes as predictors, Swiss dogs, Turbo Tax phone app and Cam Newton's plans

     
    Wy is Hillary Clinton talking to Arab leaders and Joe Biden wanders around the the Mideast....
  • Iowa film tax credit program racked by scandal

     
    Call it Iowa’s field of nightmares. The state famously depicted in Kevin Costner’ s 1989 baseball classic “Field of Dreams” has become mired in an ever-widening scandal over alleged abuses of its film tax credit program. Last week,...
  • Swearing-In Day Notebook.

     
    UPDATED AT 2:15 P.M.: Republican Tom Corbett became Pennsylvania’s 46th governor on Tuesday, vowing to rein in state spending, enact government reforms and to “do the right things, for the right reasons, even in the most challenging on times....
  • Why no more fallout from Braun's attempt to detonate the H-bomb?

     
    (Chicago mayoral candidate) Moseley Braun’s embellishment has not become an issue in the campaign. Why? And can someone please explain to me...why she would claim a degree she doesn’t have from one of the nation’s most prestigious universities? Like...