| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
So who can disagree with Larry McHugh's op-ed "UConn Thriving With Hard Work, Dedication" [Sept. 19]?I don't. But it is the issues that he chooses to ignore that rankle taxpayers of all spectra.
After all the money, largely well spent, that taxpayers...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Seventy-three city employees who are eligible for retirement and — for the first time — workers below retirement age have accepted an incentive package to resign from their positions, a significant majority of which will not be restaffed as...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There was a little snickering when Mayor Eric Garcetti framed his ambition as getting Los Angeles government “back to basics.” It seemed to some — including me — that this approach, while important, also allowed him to duck...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:39 PM
It's going to be a good year financially for city employees, but only a so-so one for taxpayers.
All city employees will get up to a 6 percent raise this year – up to 7 percent for police officers – with 60 employees receiving significant...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy — just like its other debts....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have given public employee unions a greater say over who serves on the influential panels that issue decisions on labor-management disputes in L.A. city and county government.
Brown said the measure, which...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a serious blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy -- just like its other debts.
| 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 27, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone.
The idea was to allow the growing number of federal employees who are eligible for retirement to remain in their jobs part time, while sparing the government the sudden loss of institutional...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in an emergency food stamp fraud case involving nearly 200 state employees who claimed federal benefits in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
Three months after the August 2011 storm ravaged Connecticut,...