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  • Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.

    Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.
    Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
  • Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

    Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it
    Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce. For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict,...
  • Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions

    Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions
    The Supreme Court will hear a 1st Amendment case this week involving Chicago-area in-home care providers that could end up dealing a major blow to public-sector labor unions. Illinois, California, Maryland, Connecticut and other states have long used...
  • Caregivers Have A Right To Reject Union

    The Democratic party is the party of government because it embraces a proposition it has done much to refute — that government is a nimble, skillful social engineer — and because government employees are a significant component of the party'...
  • Why public employees should have the right to strike

    It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
  • Who should pay union dues?

    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...
  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife indicted

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife indicted
    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...
  • Paying one's dues [Editorial]

    Paying one's dues  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Panel holds off vote on union dispute over pension, retirement rules

    Panel holds off vote on union dispute over pension, retirement rules
    This post has been corrected and updated. See the note at the bottom for details. A city panel charged with deciding the next step in a labor union challenge to a benefits rollback for city employees postponed their vote Monday, leaving hundreds of...
  • A Red Bull ban for L.A. city workers? Hey, this isn't New York City.

    A Red Bull ban for L.A. city workers? Hey, this isn't New York City.
    The Los Angeles City Council is discussing whether to limit the number of energy drinks city employees can consume while on the job. Apparently too much energy in a public employee can be dangerous. Councilman Bernard C. Parks introduced a motion last...
  • Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix

    Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix
    Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week. Details of the measure were unclear today and its...