| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:28 PM
St. Charles School District 303 is projecting a budget deficit of about $400,000 in an overall budget of nearly $210 million next fiscal year, according to district documents.
On Thursday, the Board of Education's Business Services Committee reviewed...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:19 AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone public debt rose to 93.9 percent of economic output in the first quarter of this year, approaching the peak it is expected to reach later in 2014, official data showed on Tuesday.
Government debt of the 18 countries sharing...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:10 PM
China's financial markets seem to be signaling trouble, as a government crackdown on corruption and loose credit begins to bite and jittery local investors scramble for safety.
China remains an opaque country, and even the most knowledgeable experts say...
| Jun 9, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
Sometimes cities need to borrow money to pay the tab for high dollar projects, and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
A proposed draft of the 2014-15 Plainfield budget shows that revenues in the suburb are increasing.
At a committee-of-the-whole meeting on Monday, Traci Pleckham, director of management services, told trustees that revenues are projected to be near $47.2...
| Mar 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Highland Park.
This is concerning raising the minimum wage.
An employer looks at a new law and considers what he has to do to comply with it. A raise for his workers of about...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners' plans to do short sales this year?
Medical devices? What connection could heart pacemakers, dentures and Lasik eye surgery machines possibly have with...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:35 AM
NEW KENT – New Kent County is proposing a one-cent real estate tax rate decrease in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.
County Administrator Rodney Hathaway is proposing a $65.24 million FY15 budget, and a real estate tax drop from 85 to 84 cents per $100 of...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:04 AM
NEW KENT – There's a chance that Colonial Downs will cancel its thoroughbred racing season this year, which in turn will affect the proposed New Kent budget, according to County Administrator Rodney Hathaway.
“We are anticipating a $403,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:17 PM
It looks as if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's fiscal luck is finally turning after starting his term several billion dollars in the hole with somebody else's deficit.
A record tax hike pushed by Mr. Malloy three years ago, a booming stock market that has...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:36 PM
"Connecticut is moving forward," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy repeated several times Thursday in his snow-delayed fourth State of the State speech to a joint session of the General Assembly.
It was a cautiously optimistic and for the most part accurate...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection.
Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...