| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:33 AM
Most Indiana state workers will receive pay increases next month based on positive performance reviews.
Governor Mitch Daniels says that three-fourths of eligible state workers will receive 3% raises for meeting expectations. About one in 10 will...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:08 PM
A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:52 PM
ELKHART – A proposal requiring all city workers in Elkhart to take furloughs this year won't be needed after all.
City leaders found other ways to make cuts. That means employees won't have to take days off without pay.
Mayor Dick Moore wanted...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:24 PM
As a longtime Newport Beach resident, I am furious, although not surprised, at the outcome of the city's new pride and joy, the Taj Mahal.
Let's look back for a moment. The original reason for a new City Hall was that Newport Beach had hired more...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Congressional action to avert a "fiscal cliff" of higher taxes and across-the-board federal budget cuts means that government agencies will avoid many dreaded spending reductions — at least for now.
But "now" is no more than two months. The future...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:09 AM
SPRINGFIELD — With time running short in the lame-duck session, state lawmakers on Sunday dropped hot-button issues dealing with guns and marijuana but kept alive hopes of reforming pensions and giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blindsided by a newlaw weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politically important states up for re-election in 2014 — part of a renewed offensive against perceived...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:26 AM
A coalition of public employee unions issued a report today blasting state legislation to address their vastly underfunded pension systems and offering instead to make increased worker contributions if lawmakers raised $2 billion by ending tax benefits to...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Current and retired federal employees who have been on the offense against the Defense of Marriage Act can't taste victory yet, but its scent is growing stronger now that the Supreme Court has decided to review the law.
Federal workers and retirees have...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he remains confident lawmakers can reach a deal to reform the state’s government employee pension system by his Jan. 9 deadline, despite the fact House and Senate leaders can’t even agree on which days to come...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:08 PM
It's been a long time since the holidays looked so hopeful in Costa Mesa.
Last year at this time, more than 200 city employees were still reeling from receiving their fourth pink slips. The city had already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on...