| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:24 PM
A co-chairman of Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel’s mayoral campaign told business leaders Wednesday that his candidate will explore an increase in the retirement age for current city workers. A day before she is set to meet with the......
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's released its $74.3 billion budget, and it looks a lot like the House's $74.4 billion spending plan in a lot of places — with the exception of education funding where the Senate takes an approach closer to Gov. Rick...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:27 PM
After several years of frozen wages, 135 full-time, nonunion city employees will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment in the upcoming fiscal year thanks to a 3-1 vote Tuesday night by the Hagerstown City Council.
The total cost of the COLA will...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:58 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Halfway through a legislative session that has seen a rebounding economy, replenished coffers and a spirit of cooperation between chambers and parties, the gravitational pull of politics is taking hold.
Put 160 elected officeholders...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Details of financial transactions by members of Congress and thousands of high-level federal workers were supposed to be posted online last month for anyone in the world to see — a key step, supporters of the move said, toward greater transparency...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The long-running love-in between Wendy Greuel and public employee unions continued Tuesday, with the mayoral candidate from the San Fernando Valley bagging an endorsement from the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Which raises a question:...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Baltimore residents would have to pay more to grab a cab. They would be hit with an additional fee in their water bills. And they would have 300 fewer firefighters on the payroll.
But they also would have lower property taxes, better recreation centers...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 12:58 PM
TALLAHASSEE – On the campaign trail, Rick Scott made it sound like such common sense: career politicians had driven the train in Tallahassee, and it was headed off a cliff because of spiraling government growth.
Scott pledged to implement an...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
From a sprawling United Auto Workers hall outside Detroit, John Zimmick has seen factories close and grown men cry when their jobs disappear. Through all the economic uncertainties of life in auto country, there has been one constant: the union.
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The pension system for most city workers has nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, according to an audit released Wednesday.
In contrast, the smaller system for elected officials — who contribute to their pensions — is in strong...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal workers could face seven days of furloughs at the Housing and Urban Development Department, but Homeland Security personnel might see twice that number. At the Environmental Protection Agency, workers would get four-day...