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  • Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race

    Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race
    Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, whose election drive was buoyed by significant backing from public employee unions, took a slim lead Tuesday over former Santa Monica City Council member Bobby Shriver in a pivotal race for an open seat on the Los...
  • Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn

    Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn
    Last Sunday in these pages, under the headline "Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner," my colleague Steve Chapman explained why he favors the Republican challenger in next week's gubernatorial election. Today, in response, I'll explain why I favor...
  • Inspector General: Deerfield Beach mayor violated ethics

    Inspector General: Deerfield Beach mayor violated ethics
    A final report from the Broward County Office of the Inspector General, released Friday, says Deerfield Beach Mayor Jean Robb violated state and city ethics laws by abusing her position. The inspector general can't mete out a penalty, and will refer...
  • City Hall debates who should trim L.A.'s trees

    City Hall debates who should trim L.A.'s trees
    Nearly a decade ago, Los Angeles embarked on an ambitious campaign to plant more trees across the city. Now city officials find themselves struggling to maintain the urban forest along its parkways and medians. To save money during the recession, the...
  • Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown

    Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown
    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...
  • California pension funds are running dry

     California pension funds are running dry
    A decade ago, many of California's public pension plans had plenty of money to pay for workers' retirements. All that has changed, according to a far-reaching package of data from the state controller. Taxpayers are now on the hook for billions of...
  • Some ethics ideas emerge in the General Assembly

    Some Virginia legislators are starting to think about ethical issues that erupted when former state Sen. Phil Puckett resigned and Del. Terry Kilgore confirmed he had discussed offering Puckett a lucrative post with the state tobacco commission....
  • City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs

    City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs
    Baltimore officials this week sent about 40,000 letters to city employees and retirees, telling them the city will no longer pay for prescription drugs under Medicare as of 2020. City officials are touting the move -- which they say is made possible...
  • Commentary: Employee unions are paying for Costa Mesa political mail

    My household has received a number of political mailers from out-of-town government employee unions, each endorsing council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey and opposing the proposed Costa Mesa charter, Measure O. We have also received phone...
  • Commissioners praise city manager

    The reviews are in; Coconut Creek has an amazing city manager, according to city commissioners and department heads. City commissioners recently gave Coconut Creek City Manager Mary Blasi an outstanding review by praising the improvements in the city...
  • Commentary: A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control

    The ideological differences surrounding Costa Mesa's proposed charter are as simple as most other Republican-Democrat issues, and the anti-charter comrades need to stop masking their motives and be honest: They want more unionization. Make no mistake....