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Lawmakers warn new tax collection numbers may be misleading

New revenue numbers released Tuesday suggest the state may be doing better economically than expected, but legislative leaders warned that the good news is misleading. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2013

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President Obama bypasses Congress with public economic pitch

Weeks before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, White House aides were locking down a plan for the sales pitch that would follow during three days of... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2013

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A parks crisis

It would be easy to overreact to a memo from the National Parks Service this week that said looming across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, would shrink... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2013

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The 'cliff': A shady story, and violation of Obama's campaign promise

"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase," President Barack Obama promised during his... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2013

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More fiscal clashes loom for new Congress

A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration among them, in an intensely partisan and... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2013

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