| 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...
| 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-...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it.
After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension.
Fountain Valley officers can also pump up their pensions by working with police...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Across Pennsylvania, school districts and taxpayers are facing the same problem: The costs associated with public education are rapidly escalating.
Poor urban school districts such as Allentown, already dealing with poor performance outcomes, are...
| 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...