| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:25 PM
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...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:17 PM
WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County administrators on Monday responded to an error that resulted in about 1,400 employees not being paid on time by firing an employee who was on vacation at the time, according to several sources at the courthouse....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:15 PM
— Labor leaders and a community advocacy group on Tuesday praised the state's conditions on a deal between the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital and a for-profit Texas hospital chain that wants to buy it.
However, the conditions could change before the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Union workers at Gracedale have filed an unfair labor practice against Northampton County over health care negotiations.
Some 59 workers at the county nursing home, members of United Steelworkers Local 2599 in Bethlehem, say despite working under...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Some Chicago cabdrivers find themselves in the unusual position of joining with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to back taxi industry changes that include no fare hike but call for a centralized dispatching system designed to help taxi companies compete with ride-...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.”...