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  • Commentary: Educators' pension plans at risk too

    Unfunded public employee pensions and city bankruptcy filings are daily news. Why do cities make headlines when our local Orange County schools are at risk to the tune of $6.2 billion? If you don't believe me, check out http://www.calpers.ca.gov and...
  • Thumbs Up, Down

    Thumbs down on Major League Baseball for starting so many playoff and World Series games after 8 p.m., too late for children — the audience of tomorrow — to watch more than a couple of innings. Baseball survives despite the people who run it....
  • LAX shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA

    LAX shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA
    WASHINGTON — The killing of a TSA screener in Los Angeles is symptomatic of a growing antipathy toward government workers and TSA personnel in particular, experts said Saturday. Specialists on hate crimes and union officials decried what they said...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals
    Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy. Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms...
  • $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,...
  • Emanuel revises pension plan after blowback on tax hike

    Emanuel revises pension plan after blowback on tax hike
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up city pension systems, but he no longer is asking state lawmakers to do the dirty work. Faced with blistering criticism from Gov. Pat Quinn and significant...
  • L.A. building inspector convicted in bribery will keep city pension

    L.A. building inspector convicted in bribery will keep city pension
    A veteran Los Angeles building inspector sentenced last month to prison in an FBI corruption case will continue to receive a yearly pension of more than $72,000, according to a high-level retirement official. Samuel In, 66, pleaded guilty last year,...
  • Quit complaining: Federal employees don't have it bad compared to workers in the private sector [Letter]

    Perhaps lawmakers and federal employees should be less concerned about themselves and more concerned about the morale of their employers, the American taxpayers ("Half of federal workforce considering private sector," Feb. 23). Lawmakers passed the...
  • Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

    Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices
    From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through...
  • Quinn, Rauner scrap on education in first debate

    Quinn, Rauner scrap on education in first debate
    The first face-to-face meeting of the general election campaign featured Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn likened his opponent to a “virus” who attacks union rights and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner countering that the governor repeatedly had...