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  • State Workers Get A Pass In Food Stamp Fraud Case

    Prosecutors sent the wrong message in deciding not to file criminal charges against nearly 200 state employees who appear to have fraudulently claimed emergency food stamp benefits after Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut in 2011. The state...
  • Labor board orders L.A. to rescind pension cuts for new workers

    A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs. The five-...
  • Pension Disaster

     
    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more......
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin
    "(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them." — Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
  • Letters: Garcetti and the DWP

    Re "Garcetti's DWP test," Editorial, Aug. 25 Your discussion of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's negotiating strength glossed over the interesting and relatively unique position the mayor finds himself in: to wit, a Democrat elected to office with no...
  • Brian D'Arcy, DWP union's power guy

    Brian D'Arcy, DWP union's power guy
    Sometimes L.A. politics seem like patty-cake, but when Brian D'Arcy gets in the game, the game gets serious. He's a third-generation union man, and the union he heads, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, is the DWP's biggest...
  • 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...
  • Memorial Day deals and steals

    Memorial Day deals and steals
    With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, there are deals and “steals” vying for travelers’ attention. Here are some that caught our eye, including deals for military members and government employees to take a well-deserved vacation...
  • Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'

    Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'
    City of Fort Lauderdale employees are being trained this week by two police detectives in how to handle an active shooter. It's a first for the city, city spokesman Chaz Adams said. "With the rise in active shooter incidents across the country,'' said...