| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Burbank residents and city workers spoke out at a City Council meeting on Tuesday against a staff proposal to outsource a single commercial-area street-sweeping route.
They expressed concerns that the proposal to seek competitive bids on a street-...
| Aug 13, 2014
Will Boynton Beach offer its employees with domestic partners the same benefits offered to employees whose marriages are recognized by the state?
That is the issue that came before the City Commission Aug. 5.
At the request of the Palm Beach County...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:32 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September.
But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:26 AM
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....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:36 AM
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...