WASHINGTON (AP) – Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. She doesn’t see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama’s budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $633 billion defense bill for next year that would tighten penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions and bulk up security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 31 on today’s ballot would make major changes to the state budget process, including establishing a two-year budget cycle and prohibiting the Legislature from creating expenditures of more than $25 […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University is looking at either hiking tuition or slashing enrollment to make up for a $250 million loss of state money if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s […]
(AP) – The Southern California city of San Bernardino has voted to declare bankruptcy. The City Council in the city of 210,000 people decided to seek Chapter 9 protection Tuesday night, making it the third […]
(AP) – NASA is racing to come up with a new, cheaper road map to Mars. The space agency said Friday it’s seeking ideas from scientists and engineers around the globe for robotic missions it […]