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  • Shrouded in mystery? Sen. Bill Brady's cotton-candy budget plan is no secret

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn got off a zinger Thursday morning after the conclusion of the Tribune's endorsement interview session with the five candidates for governor. I approached him outside the editorial board room to get his response to an emerging theme......
  • 'Tea Party Coloring Book' is kiddie propaganda art

     
    As kids, lots of people had their first participatory art experience with coloring books. Simplified contour drawings in thick black lines leave blank spaces to be filled in with crayons or colored pencils. Now, just in time for the November......
  • Where your candidates stand on defense, social security

     
    Today's column asked the federal candidates for senate and our two highest-profile House races for specific, detailed plans for how they would deal with the two biggest chunks of the federal budget — defense spending and social security....
  • Weekly remarks: Mitch McConnell says Democrats tune out Americans; Obama likes clean energy

     
    Democrat says it will create new jobs. Republican lists how the president's party has ignored American concerns....
  • Will Californians pay more to save state parks?

     
    Proposition 21 on California's November ballot is being closely watched as a possible solution to widespread budget woes afflicting state parks around the nation. California parks have seemingly been pulled from the brink of wholesale closure — as...
  • Michigan agency casts critical eye on state's film tax credits

     
    Film incentive tax programs have been touted as a welcome revenue generator for state coffers. There are now more than 40 states that offer such tax breaks to Hollywood filmmakers, siphoning off production from Southern California. Economically...
  • Too good not to share

     
    "Wordslinger," a commenter at Rich Miller's Capitol Fax, posted the following, which Miller has highlighted here: Bill Brady is a relatively common name, which may explain the contradictory Bill Brady budget and economic comments out there. –Bill...
  • Orange School Board mulls tax in upstairs meeting

     
    I just came from a really weird meeting of the Orange County School Board. Usually, the board meets in its large first floor room, easily accessible to the public as required by law, at the school district headquarters across from the old arena (first t....
  • Social media wrap: Employment sentiment 'bounce' too late for Dems?

     
    Two prominent national polls show a positive turn in economic outlook, but what does that mean for the November midterms? The answer lies in another poll....
  • California plans $10-billion short-term debt sale

     
    If California can wrap up its long-delayed budget in the next few days, the state hopes to borrow about $10 billion from investors in early November via so-called revenue anticipation notes. The notes, which would mature by June 30, could......
  • Consumer Confidential: Redefining 'green,' boosting holiday sales, legalizing drugs

     
    Here's your wet-wet-wet Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- What a surprise: Many businesses that say they're green are more interested in greenbacks. The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidelines for "eco-friendly"...