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  • Illinois unions ask judge to delay new pension law

    Illinois unions ask judge to delay new pension law
    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. The...
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Too little, too late?

     
    Or would it ever have made any real difference? The dynamics of this race seem fairly well set at this point, 13 days from the primary and three days into early voting. In any case... AFSCME endorses Dillard in GOP......
  • Cha-ching: Gov. candidates offer fund-raising details

     
    The old saying goes that the devil is in the details, and while that's a tired old maxim, it really does apply to the murky world of campaign finance. While Lucifer himself may not show up on anyone's year-end reports,......
  • Corrections department questioned over pace of jail review

    Corrections department questioned over pace of jail review
    Maryland corrections officials faced questions from state lawmakers Thursday over whether they are acting swiftly enough to investigate potential corruption among employees. A legislative panel on prison corruption met for the first time in the...
  • No vote on Illinois House pension plan today

    No vote on Illinois House pension plan today
    The Illinois House adjourned for the day without voting on a major government worker pension overhaul, casting grave doubt on the reform plan's fate. The bill passed out of a committee earlier today, but proponents are still trying to round up enough...
  • Maryland budget reflects improving economy

    Maryland budget reflects improving economy
    Gov. Martin O'Malley released a $37 billion spending plan Wednesday that for the first time in recent years contains no drastic cuts or proposed tax increases. Amid a stronger economy, O'Malley also proposed to boost the pay for state workers, expand...
  • Federal employees face crucial questions in Obama's second term

    President Barack Obama begins his second term with a solid record of accomplishments related to the federal workforce, but with more crucial questions facing federal employees than at any time in the past four years. Although Obama didn't mention federal...
  • Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital

    Assaults on staff are focus of scathing report at Catonsville psychiatric hospital
    In-patient units at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville have become troubled environments where serious assaults on hospital staff are common, according to a scathing new report from a consultant for the Maryland health department. The chaos...
  • Quinn, state workers union reach deal with raises

    Quinn, state workers union reach deal with raises
    SPRINGFIELD – After months of insisting state workers should not receive wage increases, Gov. Pat Quinn has struck a tentative deal with Illinois’ largest employee union that will bump their pay while also requiring them to pay more for health...
  • Health employees seek legislation to address workplace violence

    Health employees seek legislation to address workplace violence
    Bernice Troy, a geriatric nursing assistant in Baltimore for the past 20 years, has been spat on and cursed, scratched and punched on the job. A patient once slammed Jo Samrow, a nurse in Southern Maryland, into a wall so violently that she developed a...