| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn met behind closed doors with legislative leaders today to talk jobs and economic growth, floating a plan that would increase the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income families and close some corporate tax loopholes.
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for more spending on education and abolishing the natural gas utility tax in his State of the State speech.
The noon address to the General Assembly, which is posted online, focuses mostly on job creation. (Tribune reporter...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday will propose a tax credit for businesses that hire out-of-work veterans, according to an administration source briefed on the plan.
Under the "Hiring Veterans Tax Credit," the tax break would apply to companies that...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 11:14 AM
With the nation getting a temporary reprieve from Washington’s partisan battles over debt and deficit reduction, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said today that Democrats will continue to press the issue of tax reform and new revenue as part of the next...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Not long ago, carmakers were touting hydrogen as the silver bullet for energy independence and environmental redemption. But massive roadblocks to building the hydrogen highway forced automakers to follow detours to other green technologies. Just as no...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:22 PM
After four tough years, these are heady days in the world of Maryland TV and film production.
Last month, "Game Change," the Baltimore-made HBO docudrama on the 2008 presidential election, premiered to strong reviews and even stronger debate.
| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:47 PM
As part of a broader package of tax benefits aimed at helping businesses in Illinois, incentives for long-running Broadway shows passed the Illinois Senate today and on their way to the desk of Governor Pat Quinn.
The so-called Live Theatre Production...
| Mar 6, 2011
Larry Eisenberg had a vision. "Amazing," he called it. "Spectacular."
The Los Angeles Community College District would become a paragon of clean energy. By generating solar, wind and geothermal power, the district would supply all its electricity needs....
| Nov 16, 2011
| 3:09 PM
Republicans and Democrats joined to pass the first pieces of President Obama’s jobs package, sending to the president a slim slice of common ground while the bulk of the legislation remains stalled in a divided Congress.
The legislation passed...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The following is a transcript of President Obama's politically-charged remarks Tuesday afternoon at an Associated Press luncheon framing the general election campaign, as released by the White House.
Obama: "Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please have...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Electric wagons powered by heavy batteries quietly zipped through the streets of Baltimore, carrying beer, milk, fruit and other goods from wholesalers to shops and homes. Some delivery companies installed their own charging stations or used a downtown...