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University funding: a juggling act

The federal government’s juggling act with university funding today – making some arts and humanities courses more than twice as expensive, but “job-relevant” courses cheaper – is “unfortunate and...

Analysis: Texas in a state of financial uncertainty

It will be a miracle if Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and his team of financial prognosticators are right about the arc of the state’s economy over the next few months. The LBJ...

Udall: NM set to get financial relief, another bill likely on its way

Thanks to a $2 trillion congressional relief package, New Mexico will start seeing financial support from the federal government for businesses impacted by COVID-19. And U.S. Sen. Tom Udall,...

City Bid to Borrow Billions Could Lead to Renewed Power for State Budget Board

With the City Council moving to back Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to borrow billions of dollars to cover red ink in the city budget, fiscal experts are digging...

If you could do it all over again…

Not long after Aimee McQuilken and her daughters touched down in Texas for a mid-March family visit, the NBA announced it was suspending the 2020 season in response to...

Trump administration says it plans to use financial pressure to push schools to reopen...

President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are continuing their aggressive push for schools across the country to offer in-person instruction five days a week this fall, raising threats...

Despite financial struggles, Mark’s Outing nourishes the community

Mark Outing, 48, sat on a table in his eponymous East Side burger restaurant and talked modestly about the experiences that made him who he is today. In 1999, Outing...

Buoyed by ‘Super-Fans,’ Embattled Nautilus Magazine Hopes to Right Its Course

AFTER MORE THAN three years of financial distress, the highbrow science and culture magazine Nautilus announced on Wednesday that it would be acquired by “an investor group of super-fans.” Pending final approval...

Financial Meltdown Taking California Budget From Bad to Worse

California isn’t the only state floundering in rough economic waters, but because of its size, keeping this ship afloat may be more difficult — and painful — than most. Ten...

Echoes of Hillary’s Past as Emails Put Her on Defensive

When Hillary Clinton stood before reporters Tuesday to explain her use of personal e-mails while Secretary of State, you could hear the echoes of past appearances where she was...

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Dialysis Patients Panic As Financial ‘Life Raft’ Becomes Unmoored

Russell Desmond received a letter a few weeks ago from the American Kidney Fund that he said felt like “a smack on the face.” The organization informed...

De Blasio Budget Filled With Short-Term Risks and Long-Term Dangers, Fiscal Watchdogs Say

New York City is depending on federal aid from Washington to protect Mayor Bill de Blasio’s precariously balanced pandemic-shaped budget from the many risks...

Report shows state was double-counting permanent fund money for years

An annual audit of the state’s finances found that officials had double-counted over $750 million dollars. And that’s not the first time something like...