| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:32 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:24 PM
NEW BRITAIN — After hearing from ballot hopeful Jonathan Pelto earlier in the day, the largest labor group of state workers heard from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and quickly endorsed him on Thursday night.
The vote, which took place shortly after 7 p.m....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Chicago cabbies won't get a fare hike but stand to get a centralized dispatching system to help taxi companies compete with ride-sharing services under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled today.
The idea is part of a package of cab industry reforms...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:47 AM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks.
To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hit Springfield Thursday to try to build support for changes to the county pension plan that she says would halt its ongoing decline toward insolvency.
She met with Senate President John Cullerton House...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Under the marble columns of Baltimore's downtown courthouse Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined about three dozen court staff protesting the working conditions inside.
Workers at the century-old courthouse have been complaining...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:02 AM
A coalition of labor unions on Monday asked a court in Springfield to prevent a new state law aimed at curbing Illinois’ public employee pension debt from taking effect next month until questions about its constitutionality have been resolved.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...