| Feb 1, 2011
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
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.
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2011
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...
| Nov 5, 2010
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...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 8:34 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 5:14 PM
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...