| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:38 AM
In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments.
At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:15 AM
On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to guarantee furloughed federal employees back pay 407-0. So, if federal employees are going to be paid eventually, why not allow them to come back and do their jobs? Otherwise, it's not a furlough,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Furloughed federal workers have filed more than 16,000 unemployment insurance applications — more than four times the number typically received from that sector in a year.
While idled federal workers are eligible to collect unemployment benefits,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today indicated that hundreds of additional state workers could be temporarily laid off if there's no resolution to the federal government shutdown within the next several days.
That news from the Democratic governor came in a letter he...
| Dec 26, 2013
Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Let the California public employee pension war of 2014 begin.
On Monday, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris released the ballot title and summary for San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s pension initiative, which would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Baltimore unions and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have struck a deal on her latest sweeping pension change, which would switch some new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
The agreement -- which was passed by a...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector.
But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing.
Between 1992 and 2012, according...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Want to see what gifts Baltimore's elected officials and government workers have received? You can check out the details online, but you first have to make a stop at City Hall to sign up.
The city's Ethics Board says it is not allowed to make the process...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:40 PM
As tempting as it is to make the 2014 election a referendum on Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, more is required of Connecticut Republicans to win the trust of voters.
The key to energizing voters is to offer a credible plan on how life in Connecticut...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:26 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's huge pension fund reported a 16.2% return on its investments in 2013 — its best results in more than a decade.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which provides benefits to about 1.7 million state...