| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Robert "Warren" Meddoff, a former Plantation mayoral candidate who was facing financial problems because of a debt at City Hall, was found dead at his home Monday, police said.
The suspected cause of death is suicide, Plantation Police Detective...
| Nov 19, 2013
Give it time
This letter is in response to all the commotion regarding the Affordable Care Act. As a retired registered nurse, I was around when Medicare was brand new. That program was not tested prior to its implementation. Almost every day our...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question.
They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:01 PM
"We must be aware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic." — Winston Churchill
It's heartening for taxpayers that transparency in public employee labor negotiations is starting to spread across Orange County and even the state....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal workers that ended up scrutinizing people who had no direct ties to the U.S. government and simply had...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
— As expected, Illinois lawmakers left the Capitol on Thursday without a resolution to the state's $100 billion public worker pension debt and without a clear time frame for reaching an agreement to rein in the costs of the nation's worst-funded...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — The killing of a TSA screener in Los Angeles is symptomatic of a growing antipathy toward government workers and TSA personnel in particular, experts said Saturday.
Specialists on hate crimes and union officials decried what they said...