| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region.
Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:29 AM
For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There was a little snickering when Mayor Eric Garcetti framed his ambition as getting Los Angeles government “back to basics.” It seemed to some — including me — that this approach, while important, also allowed him to duck...
| 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...