| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:09 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:03 PM
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 ...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:07 PM
Chicago's largest labor coalition on Friday conspicuously left the office of mayor off its list of endorsements for the Feb. 24 city elections, even as it backed candidates or declared neutrality in nearly all the other contests on the ballot.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:19 PM
The head of Waterbury Hospital said layoffs and budget cuts are imminent regardless of whether state Senate leaders can rekindle interest by a Texas hospital chain to buy Waterbury and four other nonprofit hospitals in Connecticut.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:22 AM
For anyone who thinks it's a shame the state drove out a hospital company that was willing to invest more than $400 million here, all might not be lost.
A top Tenet Healthcare executive, point man in the Dallas-based chain's effort to take over five...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:40 PM
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....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:59 PM
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,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:57 PM
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...