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  • POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Should government stop collecting union dues?

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering "paycheck protection" legislation to prohibit government agencies from collecting dues on behalf of unions. Supporters say taxpayer resources shouldn't be used to help unions fund political activity; opponents say it's meant to weaken unions. Reporter Samantha Marcus talked to people on both sides of the issue:
  • Mailbag: Blogger's comment is not Page 1 news

    Re. "Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference," April 17: I have been a resident of Costa Mesa for more than 35 years and believe that our mayor, Jim Righeimer, is not following the rules he recently established for the weekly council...

    Voice of the People, Apr. 20

    Easter renewal It would be good for us to consider that Easter is not, or at least should not be, an exclusively Christian celebration. The ultimate purpose of Jesus Christ's ministry was to save humanity from the terrors of sin and death. It should be...

    $1.35 billion: Employee health insurance

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...

    Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance

    A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers. The Assn. of California Water...