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  • Wethersfield, Union Agree On Contract

    WETHERSFIELD -- The town council approved a new union contract Monday in the wake of a ruling by the town attorney that Democrats had no conflict of interest in voting on the agreement. The vote was delayed two weeks after minority Republicans asked...
  • Luzerne County paychecks unsent after payroll boss goes on vacation

    It was one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But when Luzerne County employees awoke Friday morning, they found their paychecks had not been deposited into their bank accounts as promised, a lapse a union boss called “atrocious.”...
  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...
  • Conflict Of Interest Charge Delays Wethersfield Vote On Union Contract

    WETHERSFIELD — The town council tabled action on a new union contract Monday to obtain a legal ruling on a Republican charge that a conflict of interest prohibits Democrats from voting on the agreement. At issue is $1,500 in donations made in...
  • Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts

    Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a statewide hiring freeze and will soon announce spending cuts as he looks to close a projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year. In a memo sent Wednesday to state agency leaders, Malloy's...
  • Groups competing for Hogan's attention

    Groups competing for Hogan's attention
    With Maryland's long campaign for governor now over, the unexpected election of Republican businessman Larry Hogan has given rise to an intense new campaign now just beginning: the jockeying among advocates and interest groups for attention, jobs and...
  • Spending On Governor's Race Tops $25 Million

    Spending On Governor's Race Tops $25 Million
    HARTFORD — Campaign spending in the dead-heat Connecticut governor's race accelerated to a feverish pace this week and has now blown past the $25 million mark. Republican business executive Tom Foley reported that his campaign had spent $1.67...
  • Governor's Race Spending Passes $25 Million

    Governor's Race Spending Passes $25 Million
    Campaign spending in the dead-heat Connecticut governor's race continued at a feverish pace this week and has now gone past the $25 million mark. Republican business executive Tom Foley reported that his campaign had spent $1.67 million in one week,...
  • Republicans Chide Treasurer Over Fairview Investment

    Republicans Chide Treasurer Over Fairview Investment
    Republican Timothy Herbst says that state Treasurer Denise Nappier did not tell the truth when she said that she never overruled an advisory council on an investment decision. The official minutes of the state's Investment Advisory Council show that the...
  • Candidates For 13th House District List Priorities

    Candidates For 13<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> House District List Priorities
    Republican board of directors member Mark Tweedie and state Rep. Joe Diminico, D-Manchester, both say the economy and jobs are priorities as the two once again face off. Diminico defeated Tweedie in 2012 to represent the 13th House District, which...
  • Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions

     Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions
    Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...