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  • Lehigh County charter change would make things worse

    I'm sure you're familiar with the expression "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." A popular forwarded email that began circulating in the late '90s purported to explain the origins of that and other familiar expressions, all dating back to...
  • L.A. violated labor law in rolling back pension benefits, report finds

    An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers...
  • More overtime pay, limited raises in tentative LAPD labor deal

    Los Angeles city officials Tuesday reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the...
  • California acts to speed up quake fault mapping

    California acts to speed up quake fault mapping
    With Gov. Jerry Brown's approval, California officials are reviving an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could restrict development. The California Geological Survey began Tuesday to zone the Santa Monica...
  • State approves O'Malley's $84 million in budget cuts

    State approves O'Malley's $84 million in budget cuts
    The lackluster economy prompted Gov. Martin O'Malley to propose erasing $84 million in planned spending for next year. Just a day after the new state budget took effect, O'Malley persuaded the Board of Public Works unanimously to approve a modest set of...
  • Warning signs for Md.'s budget [Editorial]

    Warning signs for Md.'s budget  [Editorial]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no gross domestic product growth last year, and job...
  • La Cañada school district balances state mandates

    As La Cañada Unified enters a new fiscal year, officials find themselves caught between conflicting state legislation that mandates districts to pay more into the teacher retirement system but limits the amount of money they are able to save from year...
  • California bullet train deal: Hundreds of millions of dollars

    California bullet train deal: Hundreds of millions of dollars
    California's controversial bullet train would receive hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming year under a budget deal reached by Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers Thursday, a critical step toward beginning construction as the project continues to face...
  • Did the House bluff moderate Senate Republicans?

    A few questions remain about just what happened last night as the Virginia General Assembly tinkered with some Medicaid language in its budget. Republicans who don't want to see Medicaid expand came into the day as the obvious winners. Then they doubled...
  • Jeff Lab, Hampton proton cancer therapy center lose in new state budget

    Jeff Lab, Hampton proton cancer therapy center lose in new state budget
    The die is all but cast: Virginia's 2015-16 budget passed the Senate Finance Committee late this afternoon and it's headed for fast track votes this evening in both the House and Senate. Senate Democrats, who pushed hard to include Medicaid expansion in...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...