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  • Tom Corbett cuts Tom Wolf's lead to 12 points, Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll shows

    Tom Corbett cuts Tom Wolf's lead to 12 points, Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll shows
    Incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett has sliced into Democrat Tom Wolf's lead with the help of his own party and growing fear over Wolf's income tax plan, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll. The poll, released Friday, shows Wolf up 12...
  • Amendment would give war widows tax break

    The one proposed constitutional amendment on Tuesday's ballot that would exempt military widows and widowers from paying property taxes on their homes. The idea passed the General Assembly easily earlier this year, clearing every committee, then the full...
  • Sarbanes models a different kind of election focused on small donors

    Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash. But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
  • Higher taxes pushing middle class to poverty

    With the never-ending increases in property taxes that have made us struggle to meet mortgage payments, my worst fear was compounded when I opened my husband's health care insurance premium for 2015. It had doubled and exceeded our mortgage payment....
  • Chicago Park District to hike program fees and parking rates in 2015

    Chicago Park District to hike program fees and parking rates in 2015
    The Chicago Park District wants to increase fees to take part in park programs, raise parking rates at meters in parks and hike various permit costs as part of its 2015 budget proposal. The Park District is not asking for a property tax increase as part...
  • Politics And Prison: From Serving The Public To Serving Time

    Politics And Prison: From Serving The Public To Serving Time
    It was during a run of particularly good luck for law enforcement but bad luck for the political class that the FBI issued an assessment of the local political landscape that has lost none of its bite. "If things keep going the way they have been in...
  • Who's really 'stupid' in this Obamacare flap?

    Who's really 'stupid'  in this Obamacare flap?
    Was Obamacare sold on a pack of lies or just political spin? Questions like that have turned Jonathan Gruber, who helped to create President Barack Obama's health care plan, into a possible threat to its survival. That's why Obamacare opponents can...
  • To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code

    To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner told voters over and over during his gubernatorial campaign that he's a "business guy," not a career politician. Given the poor state of this state, Rauner could pretty much take his pick of business issues, and Illinois would be...
  • Pay Broward property taxes at drive-through kiosk

    Pay Broward property taxes at drive-through kiosk
    Broward County residents can pay their property taxes on Tuesday and Wednesday at a drive-through kiosk in Fort Lauderdale. The kiosk will be open Nov. 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Government Center Annex, 115 S. Andrews...
  • For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1
    There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one. The GOP knows it's highly unlikely it will catch a tidal wave and sweep Speaker Michael Madigan out of power. But all the House Republicans need to...
  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will. But his 17-year tenure has...