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  • Faces of the shutdown

    Faces of the shutdown
    Mothers trying to feed infants, veterans awaiting disability claims, scientists midway through medical research projects -- these are among the people and the work that have been harmed by the government shutdown. In a research lab in east Baltimore,...
  • Council candidates Sam Engel and Edith Fuentes take heat at forum

    City Council candidates on the campaign trail have lobbed critiques at city employees, bashing their pensions and salaries, and, at a campaign forum Wednesday, their ability to serve on the council. Two retired city employees, Sam Engel and Edith...
  • Rawlings-Blake's budget includes new taxes, raises

    Rawlings-Blake's budget includes new taxes, raises
    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...
  • Despite campaign promises, government has grown under Scott

    Despite campaign promises, government has grown under Scott
    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...
  • City pension system facing $681 million shortfall

    City pension system facing $681 million shortfall
    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...
  • Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now

    Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now
    A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared. But the...
  • Time To Get The Bribes Out Of State Government

    Last week I testified before the General Assembly on a bill that would make it a crime for a public official or state employee to receive more than $1,000 from a state contractor, public employee union, lobbyist or a business that is paid to lobby for...
  • Largest California state workers union says pay raises on the way

    SACRAMENTO -- California's largest union of state workers, SEIU Local 1000, said it has reached a tentative agreement with officials of Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to award "across-the-board" pay raises to its members. The raises, which were...
  • S.F. officials blast Kaiser for hiking rates for public workers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans of San Francisco public employees and their families excoriated Kaiser executives Thursday for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase, but ultimately voted to back it as...
  • Ruling Ties State's Hands On Union-Only Layoffs

    A court victory for 2,800 state employees laid off in 2003 will cost Connecticut taxpayers dearly. The federal appeals court ruling will impose a big burden on any governor trying to negotiate with unions to ease a financial crisis. Under the ruling, a...
  • S.F. grudgingly backs Kaiser rate hike for public workers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans that cover San Francisco public employees this week excoriated Kaiser executives for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase but ultimately voted to back it. The city's...