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  • State GOP's future: resurgence or extinction?

    State GOP's future: resurgence or extinction?
    Today's topic: What do Tuesday's results mean for the California GOP? Does the voters' rejection of the budget deal empower Republicans to be even less compromising, or does it encourage Democrats in Sacramento to marginalize and ignore the GOP by any...
  • Retirement perks cost towns millions

    Retirement perks cost towns millions
    Lax pension rules are costing suburban taxpayers millions of dollars by allowing job perks and hefty pay hikes to inflate retirement checks for local leaders, the Tribune has found. In Glencoe, a free Jeep, bonuses and other perks to an outgoing parks...
  • Stopping California's next meltdown

    Stopping California's next meltdown
    Today's topic: The failure of the propositions didn't eliminate the need for budget reform. What are the right steps for California to take to prevent the next fiscal meltdown? Daniel J.B. Mitchell and Tom Campbell finish their discussion on the state...
  • Getting a second chance

    Getting a second chance
    When Paul Brown was arrested for possession of cocaine twice within the same month in 2001, the 30-something Laguna Beach resident was facing felony charges, three and a half years in prison and a grim future. Thanks to the Collaborative Courts...
  • Don't blame voters for California's mess

    Don't blame voters for California's mess
    The Times' May 20 news analysis of the special election results, "California voters exercise their power — and that’s the problem," doesn't put all the blame on voters for the state's impending bankruptcy. Still, more needs to be said in...
  • Dixon ruling seen as setback for Rohrbaugh

    State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh suffered a setback Thursday when a judge threw out perjury charges against Mayor Sheila Dixon and tossed the bribery case against City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton. It was a high-profile loss for an office saddled...
  • Dixon scores significant legal victory

    Dixon scores significant legal victory
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon won a significant legal victory Thursday when a Circuit Court judge dismissed four perjury charges and one misconduct charge against her, saying they were based on improper evidence. Dixon still faces seven other criminal...
  • Full coverage: California's state budget crisis

    Full coverage: California's state budget crisis
  • Council, school board incumbents qualify for ballot

    The Laguna Beach Board of Education race is over almost before it began. With only the three incumbents in the race for the three seats on the board, incumbents Betsy Jenkins, Theresa O'Hare and Ketta Brown are deemed elected and their names will not...
  • 'Our cash cow died on us'

    About two decades ago, regional and suburban school districts across the Lehigh Valley area began using unconventional and controversial bond transactions to pay for building renovations and new schools. During the same time, the Allentown School...
  • City seeks greater return on investments

    NEWPORT BEACH — Like its many residents in navy blazers and khakis, Newport Beach's municipal investment strategy traditionally has been very conservative. On Tuesday the City Council voted to loosen the tie. In the face of tight finances and...