Income gap not wide between rich, poor

A Congressional Budget Office study has claimed that between 1979 and 2007 after-tax income for richest households grew substantially more than it did for others. Let’s look at what is not happening. The poor are not getting poorer because the rich are getting richer. Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution says living standards have improved […]

Law-making doesn’t need secrecy

By Dana Bowley: Guest columnist Anyone who pays attention to the Legislature has had this experience: Differing versions of a bill pass the House and Senate; the bills go to a conference committee; then the bill that comes out is substantially different from the two that went in. What happened? Hard to tell. Why? Because […]