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We all suspected it would come to this. Legislators have not reached agreement on the state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2015, less than five weeks from now. Austin Jenkins lays out what…Read more
Here's what frustrates transportation planners and the people dependent on good roads and bridges. The feds finally get around to addressing the highway trust fund and ...The U.S. Congress voted to ex…Read more
The first special session - and we feel pretty safe referring to it as the first, as a second appears all but inevitable - ends Thursday. Lawmakers remain divided on the issues that divided them from…Read more
Monday we cited a Gallup poll reporting a sharp decline in Americans' satisfaction with the direction the country is headed. The polling indicates a similar decline in economic confidence. One takeawa…Read more
Despite Monday's upbeat revenue forecast, lawmakers remain high-centered on the tax questions that divided them from the beginning. Although the governor now says the $1.4 billion in new taxes he prop…Read more
The $15 minimum wage campaign continues its march across the country. The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday adopted a $15 minimum, phased in over several years. Several other cities, including San Fran…Read more