By Gary D. Robertson | 08/18/14 09:03 AM
The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control. It ushered in a rightward shift in state government philosophy on taxes, education and...
By Erika Niedowski | 08/18/14 09:01 AM
At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.
By Star Parker | 08/15/14 06:25 PM
We have a leader today who has a zero-sum worldview. It is not surprising that today's world, at home and abroad, increasingly shows these characteristics.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/15/14 12:23 PM
Congress created Ticket to Work in 1999 to address a growing problem, namely that the disability rolls were expanding rapidly and the disability program did little to encourage work among those able to hold a job. The idea was to give disability recipients a "ticket," or voucher, that employment...
By Steve Chapman | 08/14/14 07:00 PM
Hillary Clinton will inevitably disappoint her liberal supporters if she takes the White House in 2016.
By Terence Jeffrey | 08/14/14 10:52 AM
On July 31, Congress and President Obama flew America past a dubious fiscal landmark toward what increasingly looks like a crash landing.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/13/14 03:33 PM
The trust fund for the disability program will run out in late 2016, Social Security's Board of Trustees warned in late July. Without congressional action, disabled workers would immediately face a 25 percent cut in their benefits.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/12/14 10:59 AM
Information on how many food stamp dollars are redeemed at which stores has long been deemed a "trade secret" by a U.S. Department of Agriculture that critics believe views large retailers, not taxpayers, as its clientele.
By Susan Ferrechio | 08/11/14 04:09 PM
A Clinton-era tax credit program intended to help grow businesses in low-income communities is instead benefitting big banks and private investors to the tune of more than $1 billion annually.
By Lawrence Kudlow | 08/11/14 10:58 AM
There are signs that employment in the country is rising more rapidly these days. The February-July period was the first six-month stretch of consistent employment gains above 200,000 since 1997.
By Associated Press | 08/11/14 08:09 AM
The Arkansas Department of Human Services says nearly 8,000 more Arkansans were approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program last month.
By Associated Press | 08/11/14 08:03 AM
Buffalo and Erie County are seeing a big increase in the number of older residents receiving food stamps, though families with children continue to make up the largest group participating in the federal program, according to a report in The Buffalo News.
By Sara Burnett | 08/11/14 07:59 AM
As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/07/14 10:21 AM
The Department of Labor reported Thursday that claims for unemployment benefits fell to 289,000. That drop brought the four-week average down to 294,000.
By Associated Press | 08/05/14 08:35 AM
The federal government has granted a three-year renewal of Florida's Medicaid managed care program.
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