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  • Congressional hopefuls spar during forum

    Stark differences on energy, taxes and the role of government surfaced Wednesday night at a forum featuring five congressional candidates at Burbank City Hall. About 120 voters filled the City Council chambers and dozens more watched on a monitor placed...
  • Paterson To Lay Off Nearly 900 State Workers By Dec. 31

    Paterson To Lay Off Nearly 900 State Workers By Dec. 31
    New York Gov. David Paterson said Thursday he will send layoff notices to nearly 900 state workers, including prison chaplains and motor vehicle clerks, angering unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year. Public worker unions have...
  • Elections bring in thousands in funding

    Editor's note: This corrects the campaign contributions given to Huntington Beach Tomorrow and, subsequently, all totals. More than $615,000 has been poured into Huntington Beach for the elections, with nearly $90,000 going into incumbent Joe Carchio's...
  • Malarkey keeps piling up

    Malarkey keeps piling up
    Time to ramp up the Malarkey Meter for one more round of truth-testing and lie-detecting, based on the campaign claims and attacks filling your mailboxes and airwaves this year. The claim: Voting for the new half-cent tax for schools in Seminole County...
  • Mailbag: Mayor backs Measure V

    At the recent Corona del Mar candidate's debate, candidate Mark Tabbert, talking about Measure V, suggested that it was a good thing that the City Council could raise property taxes without a vote of the people since pensions are a high cost to the city....
  • Toxic schools: Florida's aging, leaky schools outstrip dwindling pot of money to fix them

    Toxic schools: Florida's aging, leaky schools outstrip dwindling pot of money to fix them
    Bill Smith sends this warning to Florida's teachers, students and parents: If you think indoor-air quality in public schools is bad now, just wait a few years. It could get a lot worse, said Smith, president of the state group representing school-...
  • Taxpayers dishing out $1.4 million a year for little-used courthouse

    Taxpayers dishing out $1.4 million a year for little-used courthouse
    Taxpayers are dishing out $1.41 million a year to rent a new state-of-the-art federal courthouse in downtown Newport News that has no resident judges and sits nearly empty almost two-thirds of the time. And the new courthouse -- which the government...
  • Deadline looming for federal tax credit for energy-saving home improvements

    Elsy Shallman already drove a hybrid, recycled and signed up to get less junk mail. But she knew the cool temperature she keeps her home meant she was wasting energy. So when Shallman learned she could get $1,500 back on her taxes for switching to an...
  • How hypocritical can Rich DeVos get? Plus Harry Potter and mail from readers

    A mixed bag today, featuring Rich DeVos, Harry Potter and reader payback … Does Rich DeVos have no shame? The billionaire Magic owner blackmailed Central Florida into building him a new $480 million arena, with him kicking in a measly 12 percent....
  • Weary voters glad it's over

    Many voters Tuesday expressed relief that a campaign season filled with record expenditures and negative political ads was drawing to an end. With epic battles to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer drawing two wealthy...
  • After Tuesday, we know what voters want

    After devoting long minutes to careful analysis of Tuesday night's election returns, I now know what Americans want: We want roads and bridges that are always in good condition but do not require tax money for upkeep. We want world class schools with...