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Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness — a distinction that contributes to the high cost of providing their health insurance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday. "We need to...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Several courts are weighing a host of legal questions about Michigan's right-to-work law, including how it was passed and how it will affect tens of thousands of public workers, however, none were expected to issue rulings...
Rep. Vargas announces opposition to efforts targeting federal employees' pay, co-sponsors freeze to Congress member payRep. Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, announced last week that he opposes House of Representatives Bill 273, targeting federal employees. He said that in response, he is cosponsoring H.R. 636, introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, which would...
SACRAMENTO -- Now that the state is no longer in the grips of a budget crisis, public employee unions are optimistic that they finally have some leverage to negotiate a raise. Will Gov. Jerry Brown hold the line on spending, as he has vowed, and keep...
From a sprawling United Auto Workers hall outside Detroit, John Zimmick has seen factories close and grown men cry when their jobs disappear. Through all the economic uncertainties of life in auto country, there has been one constant: the union. In...
Baltimore residents would have to pay more to grab a cab. They would be hit with an additional fee in their water bills. And they would have 300 fewer firefighters on the payroll. But they also would have lower property taxes, better recreation centers...
If you bumped into the guy, you probably wouldn't recognize him. Chances are, you've never even heard of him. But he's one of the most powerful players in Los Angeles politics, and he's swinging for the fences again, using his considerable clout to...
A judge found Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold guilty Tuesday of two counts of misconduct for using public employees to perform political and personal tasks, and he was suspended from office while the County Council made plans to force him...
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If you mouse your way to the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System website and click on "About SERS," you then can find a comforting "SERS Snapshot," which paints a rosy picture of how the system is humming along. The Snapshot's chart shows...
It takes special gall to raise taxes for some Illinoisans so soon after they were hit with a massive increase in state income tax rates. So, give an audacity award to any "progressive" trying to renew the ill-timed and perennial campaign to replace...
South Bend TribuneMISHAWAKA -- Newly elected U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski spoke to The Tribune on Thursday about her vote to suspend the federal debt ceiling, federal pay and other fiscal issues facing the 113th Congress. Along with 86 Democrats and 199 Republicans,...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court on Monday to rule quickly on the constitutionality of the new right-to-work law that takes effect in late March, saying questions on how it would impact 35,000 unionized state...
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