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  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Editorial Board Roundtable Chicagotribune.com -- Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold talks about the week's news...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Is it time for politicians to get out of the pension business ?

     
    For Wednesday's print column, in advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, right, spokesman for the local chapter of the American...
  • Local officials endorse Reibman

     
    Glenn Reibman has received a slew of endorsements from local officials throughout Northampton County, including Glendon Mayor Charles Seip, Forks Township Supervisor Robert Egolf, Pen Argyl Constable Paul Gilmore, Easton Deputy Mayor Ken Brown and...
  • Bethlehem firefighters union endorses McClure

     
    The Bethlehem Firefighters Local 735 on Tuesday announced it is endorsing Northampton County executive candidate Lamont McClure. "As firefighters we have seen first hand what mismanagement can do to public service," union President Dave Saltzer said....
  • Greuel to explore pension changes for existing city employees, backer says

     
    A co-chairman of Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel’s mayoral campaign told business leaders Wednesday that his candidate will explore an increase in the retirement age for current city workers. A day before she is set to meet with the......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Conservatives Are Coming.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The GOP presidential campaign officially arrives in Pennsylvania this weekend along with the attendant media circus, courtesy of the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. In case you don't know what this is, the...
  • Corbett Officials Explain, Defend Privatization To House Panel.

     
    The increased demand for services by an aging population and the need to provide a stable source of funding for those programs fired the Gov. Tom Corbett's decision to seek private managers for the Pennsylvania Lottery, senior administration officials...
  • Friday Morning Reads: Lawsuits, Citizens and privatization

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Happy Friday! We're sure you're just as anxious to get to the weekend as we are, so here are the top five stories we're reading this morning to start your day. * The Coconut Creek mayor is alleging that the Isle of Capris is behind a...
  • Too little, too late?

     
    Or would it ever have made any real difference? The dynamics of this race seem fairly well set at this point, 13 days from the primary and three days into early voting. In any case... AFSCME endorses Dillard in GOP......
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Cha-ching: Gov. candidates offer fund-raising details

     
    The old saying goes that the devil is in the details, and while that's a tired old maxim, it really does apply to the murky world of campaign finance. While Lucifer himself may not show up on anyone's year-end reports,......