| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to come away empty-handed Tuesday as he searches for a solution to the city's employee retirement money woes even as the General Assembly is expected to vote on a plan to fix the state's financially shaky government worker...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:49 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For California's public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms - and they're bringing out the big guns.
Reed, a Democrat, has taken only preliminary...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:19 AM
— Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday are poised for a landmark vote on fixing the state's financially out-of-whack government worker pension system, testing long-standing political allegiances among both political parties.
For Democrats, a vote to...
| Dec 1, 2013
The governor of Illinois and the four leaders of the House and Senate have agreed on a path to address the greatest threat to the economic well-being of Illinois — its staggering public employee pension crisis. After decades of neglecting this...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In 2011, tens of thousands of government employees and others, enraged by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's determination to break the ruinously expensive and paralyzing grip that government workers unions had on Wisconsin, took over the capitol building in...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week.
Details of the measure were unclear today and its...
| Nov 29, 2013
In the last three months, state legislators and Gov. Pat Quinn have done a fantastic job making headlines about trying to solve Illinois' estimated $100 billion unfunded pension liability, while accomplishing absolutely nothing. They held a special...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday to consider an agreement struck by legislative leaders that aims to fix the state's massive government worker pension as Senate Democrats have become the focal point for intensive lobbying efforts.
| Nov 25, 2013
A small group of elected officials in Congress is currently leading the effort to find common ground on a budget proposal to avoid a repeat of the federal government shutdown and prevent sequestration in the coming years.
Those are goals many...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:49 PM
An anti-union group is challenging a state agency for refusing to release the home addresses of government employees and retirees, an open records dispute that has workers clamoring for their right to privacy.
The Pennsylvanians for Union Reform, led by...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:42 AM
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...