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  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    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...
  • Luzerne County paychecks unsent after payroll boss goes on vacation

    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.”...
  • Republicans Chide Treasurer Over Fairview Investment

    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Foley's Tenure In Iraq Resurrected As Campaign Issue

    Foley's Tenure In Iraq Resurrected As Campaign Issue
    NEW BRITAIN – Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley says he was proud to serve as a civilian adviser in Iraq, but union leaders on Monday resurrected his tenure there as a campaign issue, saying his work there was a failure. "The time that...
  • Middletown Police Union Contract In Arbitration

    MIDDLETOWN — The city and the police officers union have begun arbitration on a new contract, but both sides declined to discuss the portions of the contract under dispute. The last contract expired June 30 of this year, and the union, AFSCME Local...
  • Two commission seats draw six challengers in Hallandale Beach

    Two commission seats draw six challengers in Hallandale Beach
    Voters of this bustling beachfront city will elect two commissioners on Nov. 4 from a field of six candidates. Three people are challenging incumbent Anthony Sanders for Seat 1: Business owner Gerald Dean, retiree Ann Pearl Henigson and condo...
  • Five candidates vying for two commission seats in Dania Beach

    Five candidates vying for two commission seats in Dania Beach
    UPDATE: James Ridgely withdrew from the race on Sept. 29.  Three rookies, one activist and an incumbent are competing for two at-large commission seats. The candidate with the most votes will be mayor for two years, earning a $23,160 salary. The...
  • Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres

    Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres
    Between now and Aug. 26, Florida Democrats need to decide if they'll go with their hearts or their minds in the race for their party's nomination for governor. Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about...