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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...
  • Big labor coalition skips mayoral race

    Big labor coalition skips mayoral race
    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. "After...
  • CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent

    CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent
    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. Waterbury Hospital'...
  • Hope For A Revival Of Tenet Hospital Deal

    Hope For A Revival Of Tenet Hospital Deal
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...