By Mark Tapscott | 08/29/14 08:26 PM
Congress banned federal funding for ACORN in 2009 after years of allegations of misuse and corruption, but many of its local chapters reorganized under new names and continued their previous operations.
08/30/14 12:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a...
08/29/14 05:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday outlined proposed tax cuts he pledges to make if re-elected and said he will continue to promote them during a two-week campaign tour. Scott said he will try to push through more than $1 billion in tax cuts over the next two years....
08/29/14 04:45 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid. Duke is Indiana's largest electric utility,...
08/29/14 04:15 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the school's governing board, records show. The loans from the Iowa Energy Center helped Summit...
08/29/14 08:45 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager says Barclays PLC will provide $275 million to fund the city's exit from bankruptcy. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office said Thursday the money will be used to pay off a $120 million loan. It will also fund city revitalization efforts...
08/28/14 07:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner's plan to tax some services will help wealthy people like Rauner but hurt hardworking families, and the Republican businessman calling Quinn's efforts to...
By Philip Klein | 08/28/14 06:49 PM
Just like a heart patient straying from his diet as time passes after his heart attack, the political class has collectively decided to tune out the federal debt as an issue.
By Steve Doty | 08/28/14 08:54 AM
Corbett had gotten closer in recent polls, but Thursday's release shows the Democrat Wolf with 49 percent and the incumbent governor with 24 percent.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/27/14 08:23 PM
Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.
By Sean Lengell | 08/27/14 06:18 PM
Many say lawmakers are missing an opportunity to trim pork, waste and duplicative services from the budget.
08/27/14 09:00 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown reached a bipartisan deal with state lawmakers Wednesday on a proposal to expand California's tax credit for Hollywood film productions, offering $330 million a year in credits to producers through a competitive bidding process. The tax credit program...
08/27/14 08:00 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's taxable sales rose 4.7 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago, led by an 8 percent gain in Clark County and a 7.3 percent increase in Washoe County. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday that taxable sales totaled nearly $3.1 billion in...
08/27/14 06:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner's proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to 28,000 teacher layoffs, the rival campaign for Illinois governor said Wednesday. Paul Vallas, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running...
By Michael Barone | 08/27/14 05:40 PM
"The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets." That's from the Obama administration's 2009 proposals for tax reform, straight from whitehouse.gov.
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