| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The Los Angeles City Council is discussing whether to limit the number of energy drinks city employees can consume while on the job.
Apparently too much energy in a public employee can be dangerous.
Councilman Bernard C. Parks introduced a motion last...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.9 billion state budget that includes no new taxes while giving state workers a 2 percent cost-of-living raise. It is slightly leaner than the governor proposed.
The spending plan, due for a...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:12 PM
First-time candidate Bruce Rauner eked out a surprisingly narrow victory over state Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Republican governor nomination in Tuesday's primary as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn launched an early TV attack ad against his wealthy challenger....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:59 PM
CHICAGO — President Obama's Illinois has been one of the most reliably blue on the political color scale, but Tuesday's primary positioned Republicans for a strong shot at retaking the governor's mansion in a state mired in chronic fiscal disarray....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a proposed $2.5 billion budget Wednesday that would give city workers a 2 percent raise and — for the first time since 2008 — would not cut city services, officials said.
The plan includes the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Democrats and Republicans woke up the day after the Illinois primary election to each put on a unified front, and the very places they chose to break bread illustrated the theme of the eight-month campaign that lies ahead.
Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:51 PM
In January, Connecticut lost 9,700 private sector jobs, according to the state Department of Labor. Just another statistic in the numbingly long list that has earned the state the nation's worst job creation record. A serious economic problem —...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes.
The House bill, scheduled for a final vote Thursday, would increase...
| Mar 30, 2014
Tammy Woodard lost pay and paid time off last year to federal budget tightening, which meant she had to tighten her family's budget — and continues to do so now in fear of future cuts.
For the Aberdeen Proving Ground employee, it is a personal hit....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:34 PM
We all use state services and we are all invested in Connecticut's future. My family's investments are primarily in our home and jobs. Yours may include children in school, a parent in a nursing home, care for a disabled family member, living in a town...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:55 PM
A veteran Los Angeles building inspector sentenced last month to prison in an FBI corruption case will continue to receive a yearly pension of more than $72,000, according to a high-level retirement official.
Samuel In, 66, pleaded guilty last year,...