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  • Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan

    Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton on Monday rolled out his latest proposal aimed at fixing the state's heavily indebted pension system, striking a deal with unions just days after House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through a plan that'...
  • No vote on Illinois House pension plan today

    No vote on Illinois House pension plan today
    The Illinois House adjourned for the day without voting on a major government worker pension overhaul, casting grave doubt on the reform plan's fate. The bill passed out of a committee earlier today, but proponents are still trying to round up enough...
  • Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat

    Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
  • DCFS cuts may force more kids into foster care

    DCFS cuts may force more kids into foster care
    For decades, the state's child welfare agency has kept tens of thousands of families of abused and neglected children together while helping struggling parents cope with problems ranging from alcoholism and substance abuse to explosive anger. Without...
  • Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare

    Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system. The move is aimed at saving the city money and comes as...
  • Bill would allow child-care workers to unionize

    SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would allow thousands of child-care workers to join unions, renewing a controversial proposal that has been vetoed by governors from both political parties. The bill (AB 641),...
  • Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August

    Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August
    With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
  • Camelot set to be awarded Lottery contract.

     
    HARRISBURG _ The company that runs Great Britain’s National Lottery has apparently been tapped to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. The decision to hand the $3.5 billion Lottery over to a North American subsidiary of...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Lottery union says it could beat private bid.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder with the debate over whether to turn the day-to-day management of the $3.5 billion PA Lottery to an English company, the union representing about 200 agency........
  • Former Gov. Ed Rendell has ties to firm consulting on Lottery privatization.

     
    As Gov. Tom Corbett considers whether to hand the reins of the Pennsylvania Lottery over to a British company, he's been getting advice from a firm with ties to his predecessor. Former Gov. Ed Rendell is a senior adviser to......
  • Union threatens prison health-care privatization lawsuit

     
    By Margie Menzel, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Another lawsuit over prison health care looms as the latest salvo in a protracted struggle between the state Department of Corrections and the union representing state workers. The 14-...