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  • Business leaders note revenue needs under Rauner, possibly from taxes

    Business leaders note revenue needs under Rauner, possibly from taxes
    With one of their own in the governor's mansion, Illinois business leaders have a long wish list for wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. It includes cuts to high workers' compensation costs, fewer regulations and a focused effort to improve worker...
  • Pa. Gov.-elect Wolf raises $1.5M for Tuesday's inauguration

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Labor unions and corporations are among the biggest contributors to Tom Wolf's inauguration celebration. Information posted on Wolf's inauguration website showed contributions totaling $1.5 million as of mid-afternoon Thursday &#...
  • Malloy To Tenet: Let's Make This Hospital Merger Work

    Malloy To Tenet: Let's Make This Hospital Merger Work
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Monday to the CEO of Tenet Healthcare, asking him to join the governor's office in talks to revive a halted, $400 million merger between Tenet and five Connecticut hospitals. Tenet pulled out of the deal Dec. 11 after...
  • Hogan says Maryland needs 'strong medicine' to cure budget woes

    Hogan says Maryland needs 'strong medicine' to cure budget woes
    Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Thursday painted a grim portrait of the financial house he'll inherit next year, saying Maryland needs "strong medicine" to end an era of outsized spending. Hogan, citing the same financial numbers released by...
  • Wethersfield OKs New Contract With Some Union Workers

    WETHERSFIELD — The town council unanimously approved a new contract Monday giving police dispatchers and some town hall employees raises of 2.5 percent to 2.85 percent in each of the next three years. The labor agreement with Local 1303-408, AFSCME...
  • Record number of Norco workers call it a career

    Record number of Norco workers call it a career
    With murder trials, million-dollar civil suits and nasty custody hearings, there's no shortage of human drama in the Northampton County Court system, but Court Administrator Jill Cicero isn't used to seeing it play out in her office. "I don't often see a...
  • Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing

    Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing
    TALLAHASSEE — After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade, most recently objecting to an attempt to close a drawn-out legal battle over requiring state workers...
  • At rally, lump of coal sums up union's feelings for Norco executive

    At rally, lump of coal sums up union's feelings for Norco executive
    In the spirit of the Christmas season, some Northampton County workers arrived at the government Center Monday bearing gifts for the man they say has given them nothing. "For [County Executive] John Brown, we have a nice bag of coal," Justus James,...
  • Northampton County workers lining up at the operating tables

    Northampton County workers lining up at the operating tables
    Northampton County clerical specialist Sharon Wengryn had been limping for months when she decided to finally have foot surgery last week. Turns out, her decision had less to do with the fact that her doctor has been recommending it for months and...
  • At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future

    At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future
    Waterbury Hospital will cut its expenses as early as January, which could mean layoffs and curtailed services, even as unions, administrators and local activists debate how the hospital should move forward after the collapse of its proposed merger....
  • Don't ask taxpayers to contribute more to public worker benefits

    Don't ask taxpayers to contribute more to public worker benefits
    In The Morning Call story, "Union to Brown: Have a lump of coal," the top officials of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union called Northampton County Executive John Brown a real Grinch and offered him a bag of coal...