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  • Fix universities so we can steal California jobs

    Steal California Jobs. That's my economic plan, and it sure beats what Alex Sink and Rick Scott are proposing. We have beaches, sun, clean air and 150,000 empty condos at $35,000 apiece. All we need are workers who can read and cipher. That's in my...
  • Experts ponder 'Plan B' options for the health insurance mandate

    Experts ponder 'Plan B' options for the health insurance mandate
    With Republicans vowing to dismantle the health law and courts wrestling with its constitutionality, some health policy experts are pondering a possible "Plan B" in case the individual mandate -- the requirement that everyone get health insurance starting...
  • Opinion: First they came for my Twinkie ...

    Opinion: First they came for my Twinkie ...
    To ring in 2011, let's raise a toast in unison to proclaim the most frequently made New Year's resolution. Then promptly break it. Yes, it's the season for the annual American vow to lose weight. But first, let's argue about just how much leverage the...
  • Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

    Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable
    Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. A day or...
  • "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley

    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley
    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" By Alan Brinkley Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...
  • 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...
  • Tavares voters reject tax increase for new amphitheater

    TAVARES — City voters decided this week that an expansion of Wooton Park and a new 3,200-seat amphitheater was not worth a tax increase. On Tuesday, 53 percent of voters turned down a ballot measure to add an extra tax for homeowners to pay for the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois taxpayers wake up to new reality: 67 percent hike

    Illinois taxpayers wake up to new reality: 67 percent hike
    While most Illinois taxpayers were asleep early Wednesday, their wallets and bank accounts were being lightened by Illinois lawmakers desperate for more revenue to ease a crushing state financial crisis. The morning-after reality was this: The state...