| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A federal appeals court has rejected a request by Gov. Rick Scott's administration for a rehearing in a legal battle about drug tests for state employees. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order last week denying the request, which included...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:01 PM
President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits.
In a letter to congressional...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Bob Filner will step down effective Aug. 30 as mayor of San Diego after the City Council Friday approved an agreement involving a sexual harassment case brought against Filner and the city by his former director of communications.
In a 7-0 vote, the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:36 AM
This is the beginning of a series of columns that address the "upside down world" of the attitude of entitlement. Perhaps if we can all agree on some basic truths, we can actually advance the conversation and solve some problems.
So who is responsible...
| Jun 19, 2013
In advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, spokesman for the local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:13 PM
SAN DIEGO - The city attorney's office may seek a restraining order to bar Mayor Bob Filner from City Hall because his presence allegedly creates a hostile working environment for women.
"It is a possibility as a last resort," Michael Giorgino,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:55 PM
(AP) — Jerry Sandusky might have to testify in person if he wants to win back the pension he earned during three decades at Penn State University — and former FBI Director Louis Freeh could be called as a witness, as well.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Ordinarily, I don't spend more than an hour or so at a time in Los Angeles City Hall. I get in and out of there, quick as a burglar, to avoid having my judgment impaired.
I thought longingly about that approach on Friday, when I attended a windy...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:57 PM
This is a tale of two cities — yours and mine, each with its own water and power utility companies.
In your city, base rates for electricity did not go up for six years until the City Council narrowly approved a plan last week to raise rates by...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:31 PM
After a year of full-time employment with the city of Costa Mesa, a worker represented by the current contract for general employees receives 92 hours of paid vacation.
But the city recently proposed a two-year labor contract that would slash that...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles that put the world...