| 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,...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region.
Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:29 AM
For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown.
In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Of the 20 work days in June 2013 the state's commissioner of insurance spent 17 away from his desk — far away.
Thomas B. Leonardi's schedule that month included trips to Washington, D.C., Rome, Zurich and Seoul. That month's globe-hopping...
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:08 PM
One of the most critical and important responsibilities a member of the Glendale City Council has is to approve or disapprove the contracts negotiated between the public employee unions and the city of Glendale. Over the last decade or more our public...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Organized labor is on tenterhooks these days over a pending Supreme Court ruling that could spell life or death for public employee unions.
What makes this a man-bites-dog story is the identity of the man who might save public employee unions from...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:54 PM
SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:25 PM
An influential conservative group in Orange County has pulled its endorsement of an Assembly candidate, saying he broke a pledge to reject political donations from public employees unions.
The Lincoln Club of Orange County no longer lists Newport...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed the state’s first response to a series of challenges to the new law aimed at resolving the state’s government worker pension debt, arguing that changes in retirement benefits were a “valid...