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  • Seminars scheduled on 2015 Affordable Care Act health insurance options in Virginia

    Seminars scheduled on 2015 Affordable Care Act health insurance options in Virginia
    Open enrollment for subsidized private health insurance, sold through the state exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, starts Nov. 15 for coverage in 2015. Virginia is among 20 states with a "federally facilitated" state exchange, and among...
  • George led flock through tough times

     George led flock through tough times
    George led flock through tough times The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
  • What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?

    What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?
    The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it? The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
  • More simple moves to help you cut health care costs (Part 2 of 2 parts)

    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Six L.A. council members seek to boost minimum wage to $15.25 an hour

    Six L.A. council members seek to boost minimum wage to $15.25 an hour
    Los Angeles lawmakers upped the ante Tuesday in the drive for a higher minimum wage, unveiling a plan that is more aggressive than Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed increase. On the same day that Vice President Joe Biden threw his support behind Garcetti's...
  • Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers

     Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers
    Mount Prospect is again looking to return some property tax money to low-income residents with two help sessions this month. On Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and on Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, eligible homeowners can get help filling out an...
  • L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019

    L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019
    Six members of the Los Angeles City Council launched an effort Tuesday to take the city's minimum wage to $15.25 by 2019, a move that would be more aggressive than the pay strategy backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti several weeks ago. The proposal calls...
  • We are all 'poor' and need to help each other

    With a new archbishop arriving in town, might we all reconsider use of the unfortunate term “the poor”? This shorthand phrase suggests a separate category of lowly and powerless human beings forced to get by on the pity and magnanimity of...
  • Breena Holland: Despite downtown investment, Allentown far from reducing income inequality

    Breena Holland: Despite downtown investment, Allentown far from reducing income inequality
    It's hard for some not to be swept up in Mayor Pawlowski's celebration of the birth of Allentown 4.0. As the PPL Center draws money and traffic into downtown Allentown for special events, one might think the city is well on its way toward being the mayor'...
  • Create more opportunities for low-income families

    In theory, low-income families with housing choice vouchers can rent homes in any community with better opportunities. But in practice, most of the 60,000 Illinois families with vouchers are not “moving up” to a place with access to critical...
  • Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity

     Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity
    In his historic speech on the Washington Mall, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged us to come together as diverse citizens to ensure that all of us — regardless of our station or status — had the chance to enjoy the opportunity this country can...