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  • House Dems don't like #PaLottery privatization, have no idea what to do about it.

     
    House Democrats gathered on the steps of the Main Rotunda this morning to loudly denounce the Corbett administration's plan to let a company from England (where they talk funny and play the wrong kind of football) take over the day-to-day......
  • State lawmakers vet Lottery privatization proposal.

     
    The senior executives of the British-based company poised to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery say they have a simple plan to get more people playing to scratch-off and numbers games that underwrite services for the state&#...
  • 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...
  • L.A. city libraries face shorter hours and Sunday closures

     
    Spending a lazy Sunday afternoon at L.A.’s public libraries may no longer be an option because of a citywide hiring freeze and the early retirements this year of more than 100 library employees. The Board of Library Commissioners will vote......
  • More graduation speakers boycott UC ceremonies

     
    A labor union's call for graduation speakers to withdraw from the ceremonies at UC campuses is gaining traction. Among several others canceling their speeches, state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) is dropping out of a commitment to address a...
  • Beaven lines up union support in 7th District

     
    Heather Beaven, the Democrat taking on Republican incumbent John Mica, has been endorsed by two more labor groups. Beaven's campaign announced that she's added the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to...
  • 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......
  • Divided L.A. council votes to outsource fire department ambulance billings over union objections

     
    Despite strenuous objections from one of its employee unions, a divided Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to hire a private company to handle billing for the fire department’s ambulance services. On a 9-to-5 vote, the council approved a six-year.....