Gary Hinze’s truck route delivering car-wash detergent, paint and engine parts in Austin, Texas, often takes two hours a day longer than when he started 13 years ago -- the result of worsening bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Senator Orrin Hatch is pushing an overhaul of public pensions that would let life insurers grab a bigger share of the $3 trillion in state and local funds, a potential windfall for companies such as MetLife Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc.
Texas lawmakers agreed to let voters decide whether to raise highway funds by diverting some oil and natural-gas tax revenue from reserve accounts in a state where spending on roads and bridges hasn’t kept pace with growth.
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin representative, made competing assertions during their debate last night in Danville, Kentucky. How did they square with the facts?