| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:17 PM
A political action committee backed by public employee unions launched its first general election TV ad today, criticizing Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner over taxation of the elderly.
Officials from the Illinois Freedom PAC would not...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:18 PM
About 50 protesters rallied Wednesday outside Baltimore City Hall to object to a proposed study of the water system, a step they fear could eventually put the system in private hands.
The group, led by labor organizers and the nonprofit Corporate...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:19 PM
The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000.
The regents said the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Chicago cabbies will protest Thursday what they say are burdensome city administrative regulations that cost them time and money as they struggle to make a living.
Cabdrivers are locked in a fight with the city over rules for ride-sharing companies and...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:47 PM
California lawmakers Friday passed a bill to get police officers who check on troubled individuals to find out whether they own guns, a response to the rampage near UC Santa Barbara last spring that left seven people dead and 13 wounded.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Various chapters of the Service Employees International Union have stopped collecting fees from home care workers who are not union members, a move that exemplifies the broader implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling.
The court's decision only...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Saying Anne Arundel County is "on a path to bankruptcy if it doesn't address this issue," County Executive Laura Neuman told county government employees Monday that significant changes to retiree health care plans must occur to repair a system she...