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  • Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says

    Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says
    Ask Marcia! Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com. Please include your...
  • When Scott gets to work, what's gonna give?

    When Scott gets to work, what's gonna give?
    I wonder if, in their heart of hearts, Republicans in the Legislature were crossing their fingers for Alex Sink. She was the wishy-washy, predictable Democrat they knew, as opposed to Rick Scott, the scary bald man who remains a mystery. Republican...
  • State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

    State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes
    HARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20...
  • Malloy Makes Budget Cuts To Close Gap

    With tax collections lagging and the state teetering on a deficit, Gov.  Dannel P. Malloy  is enacting more than $78 million in budget cuts to keep the state in the black. The cuts, known at the state Capitol as rescissions, are hitting virtually every...
  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • With Tax Increases Kicking In, State Budget Surplus Projected At $101 Million

    With Tax Increases Kicking In, State Budget Surplus Projected At $101 Million
    With the largest tax increase in Connecticut history kicking in, the state is projected to generate a surplus of more than $100 million in the current fiscal year - finally pushing the state into the black. While the number might seem surprising after...
  • For parents, the ABCs of college finance

    For parents, the ABCs of college finance
    Look at your child, and think of college. If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
  • Too many voters rely on party labels

    One good thing about mid-term elections is that they give voters a chance to learn about new candidates without the distraction of the wild presidential race. One excellent potential elected official emerged from this season, and she is worth watching in...
  • What's that smell? Better power up the Malarkey Meter

    What's that smell? Better power up the Malarkey Meter
    I've heard from so many readers bewitched, bothered and bewildered by nasty campaign accusations that I decided to dust off the Malarkey Meter and start putting these claims to the truth test. Here's the problem: The fibs and fabrications are so numerous...
  • Governments cut jobs, benefits to avoid raising taxes

    Local governments throughout Central Florida are bracing for a third consecutive year of tighter budgets as the tax revenue they depend on is reduced by falling property values. In response, they're eliminating staff jobs, curtailing benefits and cutting...
  • Three Chicago companies give back $34 million in tax breaks

    Three Chicago companies give back $34 million in tax breaks
    Three Chicago firms, including one that secured a major state tax break with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s support, are giving back $34 million in taxpayer funds, administration officials said Monday. CME Group, the financial exchanges giant that will...