| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
RICHMOND — Federal prosecutors filed criminal corruption charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Tuesday, saying they used his office for their own gain.
Hours later, McDonnell accused prosecutors of a false and...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:29 AM
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system.
The lawsuit is the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:40 PM
At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn.
The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
A group representing retired state workers on Thursday filed the second lawsuit challenging sweeping changes to the state’s public employee pension system, arguing the measure violates a clause in the Illinois Constitution intended to protect...
| Jan 5, 2014
Re "City workers get last raise in '07 deal," Jan. 2
As a dedicated 30-plus-year librarian with the city of Los Angeles, I was disturbed by this article's implication that city workers are getting rich with these long-overdue raises.
In fact, city...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Let the California public employee pension war of 2014 begin.
On Monday, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris released the ballot title and summary for San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s pension initiative, which would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The future of public-sector labor unions may rest with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court debated whether teachers and other public employees should continue to be required to pay union fees, even if...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Public employees have a right to be represented by a union and to collective bargaining in states like Maryland where the law allows it. And the only way such a system can work — at least on a practical level — is to require all those...
| Jan 23, 2014
Workers shouldn't have to choose between their jobs and their consciences. They shouldn't have to pay money to press a political agenda they don't agree with, and if they belong to a union that uses their dues for politicking, as most unions do, they...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:40 PM
As tempting as it is to make the 2014 election a referendum on Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, more is required of Connecticut Republicans to win the trust of voters.
The key to energizing voters is to offer a credible plan on how life in Connecticut...