| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:47 PM
The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election.
In one ruling, the court upheld...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Democratic state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs says he thinks lawmakers should “go back to the drawing board” and start over on changes to public employee pension benefits following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:43 AM
The coaches for University of Maryland, College Park's football and men's and women's basketball teams were the state's three highest-paid public employees last year, continuing a long-standing trend.
Bucking the notion of low-paid college professors,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Most city employees don’t live in Glendale, and while top officials would prefer the statistics to be flipped, the constraints of reality make that ideal difficult to capture.
“Would it be nice to have everyone live within five minutes of...
| Jun 27, 2014
I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more......
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:01 PM
An attempt by the city’s largest union to reverse a 2010 contract that reduced pay was blocked, yet again, on Friday by a three-judge panel from the state’s Los Angeles-based Court of Appeal.
Although the city may have engaged in one instance...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:05 PM
As of Dec. 31, the Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. Political Action Committee had $76,115.67 on hand. By the end of summer, it should have more than $90,000 at its disposal.
The Newport Beach Police Employees Assn. Political Action Committee had $89,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:25 PM
A former chief executive of the country's biggest public pension fund admitted that he took more than $250,000 in bribes and other valuable gifts from a friend and co-defendant in an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the pension investment world five...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Few talk about it and fewer know what it means: Glendale employees generally do not live in the city they serve, a figure that drops to minuscule levels when you focus on police and fire.
Why? Maybe because they don’t want you to see them outside...