| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown.
In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Of the 20 work days in June 2013 the state's commissioner of insurance spent 17 away from his desk — far away.
Thomas B. Leonardi's schedule that month included trips to Washington, D.C., Rome, Zurich and Seoul. That month's globe-hopping...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have given public employee unions a greater say over who serves on the influential panels that issue decisions on labor-management disputes in L.A. city and county government.
Brown said the measure, which...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Just short of a year since Boca Raton extended city benefits to domestic partners of city employees last September, exactly four employees have signed up their partners, according to the Boca Raton City Clerk.
Two of them are opposite-sex couples and...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it.
After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension.
Fountain Valley officers can also pump up their pensions by working with police...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:42 AM
We all know individuals who spend more than they have. Often, these money mis-managers take on credit card debt and fail to save. They spend their additional income before they pay off old debts. Eventually, they spiral out of control....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:34 PM
For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography.
But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Across Pennsylvania, school districts and taxpayers are facing the same problem: The costs associated with public education are rapidly escalating.
Poor urban school districts such as Allentown, already dealing with poor performance outcomes, are...