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  • Selling off and selling out [Commentary]

    Selling off and selling out [Commentary]
    Earlier this year, the Baltimore Brew broke a story of a pilot program through HUD that would allow the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to transition 22 public housing high-rises to private ownership over the next two years. Citing a lack of...
  • UC hospital strike averted by tentative contract agreement

    A strike planned this week by 13,000 UC hospital technical workers was averted with the announcement Sunday of a tentative four-year contract agreement. The pact between UC and the AFSCME 3299 union concludes more than a year of tense negotiations and...
  • Labor and the pulpit: A relationship with a long history

    Pastors and students in Mississippi are putting pressure on Nissan to remain neutral as the United Automobile Workers try to organize a 5,600-worker plant near Jackson. They’re planning marches and protest events with the slogan “Workers'...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • He Talked, He Walked: Too Bad Soucy Won't See Jail

    The roll-your-own-cigarettes scandal had much of what makes people cynical about the political system. There was a sleazy union official, illegal campaign contributions, complicit staffers. And a get-out-of-jail-free card. The union official in this...
  • Florida Democrats leery the Rick Scott election machine will doom social issues

    Florida Democrats leery the Rick Scott election machine will doom social issues
    TALLAHASSEE – With a high-stakes gubernatorial election this fall, Florida Democrats say they fear ruling Republicans will be road-blocking some otherwise non-controversial bills to avoid forcing Gov. Rick Scott to stake out a position on them....
  • Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract

    Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is shifting the job of vetting who is eligible to receive state health care coverage for the poor from an outside company to state employees, a move Republicans criticized Tuesday as a “backroom deal” that will...
  • Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race

    Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race
    Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has set a new record for personal funding in a campaign for Illinois governor, his out-of-pocket total hitting $6 million after he put another $1 million into his bid Monday. The latest Rauner contribution comes...
  • Union group ends Rauner TV attack ads

    Union group ends Rauner TV attack ads
    A union-backed political action committee that had run a month of television campaign ads critical of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday it was ending its TV blitz against the front-runner.  But several of the public unions involved...
  • Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll

    Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll
    The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
  • Dillard to get major teachers' union backing in Illinois Republican governor's race

    Dillard to get major teachers' union backing in Illinois Republican governor's race
    The Illinois Education Association, one of the state’s major public teachers’ unions, is scheduled to endorse state Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Republican nomination for governor, sources familiar with the endorsement said Thursday. The...