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  • GOP $$$ laps Florida Democrats leading into next week’s primary

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Thanks to gambling interests, utilities, and theme parks,Florida Republicans out-raised the state Democratic Party more than 4-to-1 over the last four months, according to party fundraising reports filed Friday. For the period from...
  • Union threatens prison health-care privatization lawsuit

     
    By Margie Menzel, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Another lawsuit over prison health care looms as the latest salvo in a protracted struggle between the state Department of Corrections and the union representing state workers. The 14-...
  • The Times California voter guide is here

     
    More than $200 million already has gone to the 11 propositions on the November ballot in California, including competing budget proposals from Gov. Jerry Brown and civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, a proposal to end to the death penalty, and labeling......
  • Arizona political group dumps $11 million into California races

     
    An obscure Arizona political group pumped $11 million into California politics this week, shaking up two of this year's most closely watched campaigns....
  • Singh endorsed by public employees union

     
    Rick Singh, the Democrat who seems to be giving incumbent Republican property appraiser Bill Donegan all he wants, has picked up a big Labor endorsement. The candidate announced today he's won the nod of the AFSCME Florida Council 79, said to be the...
  • Bob Casey hits an AFSCME phone bank near Harrisburg.

     
    With the clock ticking down to Election Day, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spent part of his Monday night courting some of the voters who will count most for him on Tuesday: Union workers who were running a phone bank at......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The Final Push --- the Battle for the 'Burbs.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We never thought we'd hear ourselves say this, but Pennsylvania, thank you for being the stick-in-the-mud, stuck-in-your-ways kind of state that's driven us batty for more than a decade. That's because the state's...
  • Judge says state can’t privatize all prison health-care

     
    By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the...
  • 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...
  • 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...