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  • Governor did the right thing by signing the growth management bill.

    Congratulations to Gov. Charlie Crist for signing a bill designed to encourage growth in Florida. Among other things, the measure changes a perverse state law that encouraged suburban sprawl by making it difficult to build in existing, high-density...
  • Will Government Motors do better than General Motors?

    Will Government Motors do better than General Motors?
    Today's topic: How can the federal government simultaneously regulate GM, protect the taxpayers' interests as the company's dominant shareholders and help the carmaker turn out products that people want to buy? CEObama Point: Daniel J. Ikenson The Obama...
  • Risky Business

    In 2003, the Bethlehem Area School District was a dozen years and $93 million into renovating every one of its school buildings but had yet to tackle the most expensive projects -- construction of a new Broughal Middle School and renovations at Freedom...
  • Firms reap millions in fees from swap deals

    On a spring night in 2005, Stanley J. Majewski Jr. dazzled the Bethlehem Area School Board with a budget presentation that highlighted how a rise in home sales was triggering "a vibrant local economy" not seen since the fall of Bethlehem Steel a decade...
  • Bethlehem Area School District loses chance to make money on swaps

    It was the summer of 2007 and the Bethlehem Area School District was in the midst of renovating Liberty High School, the most expensive project in the district's 18-year plan to remake its schools into state-of-the-art facilities. As workers breathed new...
  • Home buyers' tax credit can be turned into cash at closing

    The Obama administration has put out the official word: Starting soon, first-time home buyers nationwide will be able to turn their $8,000 federal tax credits into cash for use at closing if they use Federal Housing Administration mortgage financing. But...
  • Don't reduce your property insurance coverage to reflect lower home values

    There are a number of steps every homeowner should take to lower the cost of property insurance. But reducing the amount of coverage to match today's lower values is probably not one of them. Because it costs more to rebuild than it does to start from...
  • With $8K tax credit, it's the right time for first-time home buyers

    With $8K tax credit, it's the right time for first-time home buyers
    Kaitlin and Ernest Huizar have a 2-year-old son and a baby on the way. It was time to buy a house, they said. The $8,000 tax credit for qualified first-time home buyers was the icing on the cake. "We just did some research and realized that a mortgage...
  • Nightmares come true for the neediest

    Nightmares come true for the neediest
    Jean called the other day from her desert condo near Palm Springs. She'd been notified that the state was cutting back again on aid for the disabled and she was worried. Yep, I said, and the cut most likely will be even sharper than she was figuring....
  • Crushing debt takes a toll on school programs

    The boy, small for 4, curled up on his dad's lap in the lobby and did something that would have seemed impossible at the start of the school year. He spoke in complete, coherent sentences. "He was telling me stories about his teacher and then he went on...
  • County budget is $22.8 billion for next fiscal year

    Los Angeles County officials on Monday unveiled a $22.8-billion budget for the coming fiscal year that cuts $415 million from the current budget, taps reserves to offset dwindling tax revenue and eliminates 1,684 positions that are mostly vacant....