| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Senate budget chief Joe Negron's push to end a 25-year-old tax break for insurers is drawing the ire of business groups and major political contributors put in the unusual position of defending their tax-advantages before a Republican-...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Federal funding announced Monday ensures that federally-contracted air traffic control towers, like the tower at Hagerstown Regional Airport, will remain open through September 2014.
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute over budget cuts that threaten dozens of smaller control towers with closure slowed Senate progress Tuesday on legislation to avoid a government shutdown on March 27.
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., refused repeatedly to...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The state has 10 days to pass a new budget before the end of the fiscal year.
Last week the House passed a $28.3 billion spending bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee was reviewing it Thursday. Will Dando, chief of staff for Sen. Rich Kasunic, D-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:43 AM
McConnell Air Force Base is slated to get more money than expected to house the new Air Force's new fleet of refueling tankers.
Under a bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee Friday, McConnell would get $219m for upgrades. That's $27m...
| Jun 6, 2013
Elected Democrats put regional airport at risk
To the editor:
The Washington County Republican Central Committee applauds the excellent work of the current County Commissioners, who are focused on leveraging Hagerstown Regional Airport to stimulate...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The old saying about a rock and a hard place seems to apply to the escalating costs expected for building a new State Veterans Home at Hot Springs.
Just three months after the Legislature approved $6.6 million in additional spending, Gov. Dennis...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:00 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.
The new Common Core standards...
| May 30, 2013
President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's first budget of his new term is a political straddle, aimed at enticing Republicans into a new round of deficit negotiations while trying to keep faith with Democrats who favor higher taxes in service of...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- A dispute over budget cuts that threaten dozens of smaller control towers with closure slowed Senate progress Tuesday on legislation to avoid a government shutdown on March 27.
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., refused repeatedly to permit...