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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...