‘State & National News’ Archives
NY Times: Maine Gov. Paul LePage wants to open up three million acres of the North Woods for development. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed eliminating millions of dollars in annual outlays for land conservation. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said the Highlands Water Protection and Planning [...]
Two news stories from the Florida newspapers grabbed my attention this morning: Miami Herald has an excellent series on the Bay of Pigs (not Little Sabine, the one in Cuba). Fighters who remain from Brigade 2506 pay homage to their fallen brethren. Read more. Sun-Sentinel: Five years after a [...]
LA Times reports The three largest online poker companies, PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, were shut down Friday by the FBI. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and a number of their affiliates were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an [...]
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) member papers are doing what they do best: providing an antidote to the myths that the mainstream media, local television news and politicians perpetuate about tax policy. An AAN-commissioned 3,000-word piece by David Cay Johnston on tax myths and [...]
St. Pete Times' political blog, The Buzz, reports that Gov. Rick Scott's attorney misstated to the Florida Supreme Court that the state had spent $110 million of the $131 million appropriated by the federal government to build the line. It had only spent $31 million. Read more.
The Birmingham News reports that 54 Republican members of the Alabama House of Representatives agreed to cut their monthly expense allowance, which makes up 94 percent of their pay, by 15 percent----$7,400. What if our local lawmakers agreed to do the same, they could donate the 15 percent to [...]
Press release from Suffolk University: Florida Poll Shows Romney Beats Obama: Recession Not Over in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott wildly unpopular after first 100 days. BOSTON – Former Gov. Mitt Romney is the early front-runner in Florida’s Republican presidential primary, and he was the only [...]
This Week reports one-time Tea Party queen has seen her stock fall rapidly over the last few months. Last week, NBC and The Wall Street Journal released a poll that showed just how far Sarah Palin has fallen out of favor with the American public. Only 25 percent of respondents had a favorable [...]
Good afternoon. It’s great to be back at GW. I want you to know that one of the reasons I kept the government open was so I could be here today with all of you. I wanted to make sure you had one more excuse to skip class. You’re welcome. Of course, what we’ve been debating here in [...]
The New York Times: Several years after the financial crisis, which was caused in large part by reckless lending and excessive risk taking by major financial institutions, no senior executives have been charged or imprisoned, and a collective government effort has not emerged. This stands in [...]
Recent financial statements show the state-owned Citizens Property Insurance, has enough money to withstand a replay of the 2004 and 2005 storms without triggering the need for a bailout, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Citizens' financial situation contradicts comments by many state [...]
St. Pete Times: Gov. Rick Scott's reluctance to make a legal claim against BP irks a cast of Floridians, including Tampa attorney Steve Yerrid, who served as the state's special counsel on the matter. Read more.