| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Cook County wouldn’t have to restructure pensions if it had paid pensions yearly along with other current
employment expenses. Worsening the situation, the county hid pension debt from employees and
taxpayers until the problem became too large to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
RICHMOND - A potential budget deal emerged Monday after the surprise resignation of a Democratic state senator.
The plan, as described by Senate Republicans involved in the negotiations, is for the Senate Finance Committee to meet Thursday morning. It...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:59 AM
We speak on behalf of those living in nursing homes, those receiving in-home care and those seeking health care services in hospitals. They are among our greatest assets. They built our state. They’re folks who started businesses, raised families,...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery.
At the order of...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
California's income will be about $2.5 billion higher than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted in his latest budget, according to the Legislature's top financial advisor — surprise cash that Democratic lawmakers will almost certainly use to challenge the...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Restoring stability to Illinois’ troubled child-welfare agency as it faces the possibility of budget cuts are among the challenges the agency’s new director said she will face in coming months.
Bobbie Gregg acknowledged that the revolving...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:03 AM
As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:10 AM
A North Side grammar school principal touched a nerve with colleagues and created a fresh political wrinkle for Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an op-ed article laying bare what he says is a culture of silencing anyone who disagrees with the administration's...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Burbank utility customers can expect rate increases starting in July after all, as one Burbank City Council member on Monday flipped his vote after city officials said keeping rates stagnant would cause a $7.6 million revenue shortfall and extensive...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Under pressure from defense budget cuts, the Army's high-tech training contracts agency in Orlando is undergoing a major restructuring that has cast some uncertainty on the future of the region's training and simulation industry.
The agency has lost...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:47 PM
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...