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  • Deadline looms for Sparrows Point workers to seek help

    Deadline looms for Sparrows Point workers to seek help
    The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained more urgency last week as the final hopes of the steel mill reopening were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches...
  • Unions blast state on plans for underfunded pensions

    Unions blast state on plans for underfunded pensions
    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...
  • Federal employees hopeful on DOMA

    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...
  • Quinn remains optimistic on pension reform

    Quinn remains optimistic on pension reform
    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...
  • New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward

    New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward
    Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
  • Rawlings-Blake's budget includes new taxes, raises

    Rawlings-Blake's budget includes new taxes, raises
    Baltimore residents would have to pay more to grab a cab. They would be hit with an additional fee in their water bills. And they would have 300 fewer firefighters on the payroll. But they also would have lower property taxes, better recreation centers...
  • Despite campaign promises, government has grown under Scott

    Despite campaign promises, government has grown under Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – On the campaign trail, Rick Scott made it sound like such common sense: career politicians had driven the train in Tallahassee, and it was headed off a cliff because of spiraling government growth. Scott pledged to implement an...
  • City pension system facing $681 million shortfall

    City pension system facing $681 million shortfall
    The pension system for most city workers has nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, according to an audit released Wednesday. In contrast, the smaller system for elected officials — who contribute to their pensions — is in strong...
  • Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now

    Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now
    A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared. But the...
  • Time To Get The Bribes Out Of State Government

    Last week I testified before the General Assembly on a bill that would make it a crime for a public official or state employee to receive more than $1,000 from a state contractor, public employee union, lobbyist or a business that is paid to lobby for...
  • Snacks in the city getting a makeover

    Snacks in the city getting a makeover
    Chicago Park District vending machines have ditched their candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips. Next year, Chicago Public Schools are scheduled to wave goodbye to sports drinks and hello to machines selling only...