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  • Make your views known on Medicaid expansion | Health

    Make your views known on Medicaid expansion | <span style=color:#008000><b>Health</b></span>
    The expansion of Medicaid in Virginia has taken a central role in the November gubernatorial election with support and opposition divided along party lines. On Tuesday, the bipartisan Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission, MIRC, will hold a hearing in...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why we should stop subsidizing executive pay

    Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to the New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million. Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted for inflation. What's...
  • The trainwreck called Obamacare

    "I just see a huge trainwreck coming down." That's not a quote from one of our old editorials or from any of the other critics of what has become known as Obamacare. It's a quote from one of its key backers, one of its designers, one of its advocates...
  • Glitch delays online tools for U.S. health insurance marketplaces

    Glitch delays online tools for U.S. health insurance marketplaces
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, facing glitches in necessary computer systems, is delaying two online tools supposed to go live Tuesday for enrolling Americans in insurance under the president's health law. California is unaffected by the...
  • Ted Cruz fights health law, but most in GOP refuse to join

    Ted Cruz fights health law, but most in GOP refuse to join
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, took his fight to defund President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul to the Senate floor on Tuesday, but most of his Republican colleagues refused to join him. In fact, a majority of the 46 Republicans in the...
  • PA Senate Committee could tackle Sen. Pat Browne's or Gov. Tom Corbett's pension reform plans

     
    Yo! The Senate Finance Committee may vote on a pension reform bill Wednesday. But which pension reform bill will the committee take up? Could it take up the far-sweeping, Gov. Tom Corbett-endorsed bill introduced in May by the committee chairman,......
  • Can U.S. prioritize payments as default looms? Many are dubious

    WASHINGTON — If the debt limit isn't raised by Thursday's deadline, the cash flow problems of the world's wealthiest nation could be boiled down to a simple mathematics equation: 10 is greater than 7. The Treasury Department spends an average of...
  • GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year

    The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
  • Lawmakers Discuss Ballooning Unfunded Teacher Pensions

    Lawmakers Discuss Ballooning Unfunded Teacher Pensions
    A group of state lawmakers met Tuesday to discuss growing concerns about unfunded liabilities that are the result of teacher pension plans. The State of Alaska guarantees retirement benefits on behalf of many school districts across the state, but there...
  • Debt-limit uncertainty already stressing financial markets, Lew warns

    Debt-limit uncertainty already stressing financial markets, Lew warns
    Appearing before lawmakers a week before the deadline to raise the debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday warned that the uncertainty caused by the fiscal stalemate was stressing financial markets and could "deeply damage" the economic...
  • McManus: Obama's IRS choice

    McManus: Obama's IRS choice
    Message to the president: Resistance is futile. There are plenty of juicy targets for investigators in the IRS scrutiny of conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, but the most dangerous for President Obama is this: Did bureaucrats...
  • Obamacare's not-so-special treatment for Congress

    The Wall Street Journal's editorial board opens its latest screed against the 2010 healthcare law Monday by paraphrasing H.L. Mencken as follows: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class." I...