By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:38 AM
U.S. developers boosted construction spending in October at the fastest pace in more than four years, propelled by a surge in government buildings. The increase suggests the 16-day partial government shutdown didn't slow public projects.
By Kerry Lester | 12/02/13 07:47 AM
Up against a determined effort to curtail state employees' retirement benefits, Illinois' unions are staging an all-out campaign to thwart approval of a breakthrough proposal to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis, specifically targeting a small contingent of moderate Senate Democrats.
12/01/13 12:46 PM
Since the end of World War II, more than a dozen high-profile bipartisan panels have been convened to tackle the nation's thorniest fiscal problems. Seldom have their recommendations spurred congressional action. Their ambitious, high-octane reports and recommendations are mostly gathering...
By Editorial Writer | 12/01/13 10:20 AM
The practical reality is that when employers are responsible for providing a living wage, sooner or later, it becomes the government’s duty to guarantee it.
11/30/13 10:55 AM
(www.bloomberg.com) Congress’s latest attempt at crafting a budget plan is on track to end up the same way as others have in the past decade: with little or no agreement.
11/28/13 03:55 AM
(www.nj.com) Get ready for a rumble in Trenton in the coming months as Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic lawmakers hammer out the first of what are expected to be some of the toughest state budgets in decades
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 07:50 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to delay kicking about 72,000 off of Medicaid would actually save the state about $23 million because of the plan's other component — delaying expanding coverage to poor childless adults, according to an analysis.
11/27/13 09:03 AM
Media reports are filled with stories of wealthy New Yorkers and pro golfers in California threatening to move to escape high taxes. Travis Brown, author of "How Money Walks," said there is a "mass exodus" of money from high tax to low tax states. He said New York is losing $7,100 a minute in...
By Bloomberg News | 11/27/13 08:49 AM
With less than three weeks until their deadline, U.S. budget negotiators have yet to break an impasse over revenue, prompting lawmakers to draft plans to blunt $19 billion in defense cuts set to start in January.
By Rick Callahan | 11/27/13 08:44 AM
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department's shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he's reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date: getting shot by a stun gun.
By Philip Klein | 12/11/13
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