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  • Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform

    Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform
    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.   Frerichs, a...
  • Former CEO of CalPERS pleads guilty to fraud, corruption charge

    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...
  • Start the Presses: With love from Santa Clarita

    Start the Presses: With love from Santa Clarita
    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...
  • Four Boca Raton city employees sign up for domestic partner benefits

    Four Boca Raton city employees sign up for domestic partner benefits
    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...
  • Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

    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...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds controversial labor legislation

    MADISON, Wisc. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday, delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in just one of the three major rulings issued by the state's top court on union bargaining,...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law
    Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to...
  • Labor board orders L.A. to rescind pension cuts for new workers

    A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs. The five-...
  • Commentary: Expect unions to play a big role in the election

    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,...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    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...
  • Supreme Court, public employees, unions, 1st Amendment shield

    Supreme Court, public employees, unions, 1st Amendment shield
    The Supreme Court shielded public employees from being fired or disciplined if they testify in court against their superiors, ruling Thursday that the 1st Amendment protects citizens who are called upon to tell the truth. The 9-0 decision bolsters the...