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  • Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

    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...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin
    "(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them." — Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
  • Supreme Court Limits Progressivism

    Two 5-4 decisions last week on the final decision day of the Supreme Court's term dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today's progressives. One case demonstrated how progressivism's achievement, the...
  • UMUC offers discount tuition to federal workers

    UMUC offers discount tuition to federal workers
    Back in April, it seemed like a win-win deal. The federal government, with a workforce that has grown increasingly dissatisfied with training opportunities, negotiated a first-of-its-kind program: A Maryland college that caters to non-traditional...
  • Few city employees live in Glendale, data shows

    Few city employees live in Glendale, data shows
    Most city employees don’t live in Glendale, and while top officials would prefer the statistics to be flipped, the constraints of reality make that ideal difficult to capture. “Would it be nice to have everyone live within five minutes of...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court deals setback to unions in Illinois case

    Supreme Court deals setback to unions in Illinois case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to unions by ruling that in-home care workers in Illinois who are paid by the state are not similar enough to full-fledged government employees to be compelled to pay union dues. The case gathered national...
  • Supreme Court expected to rule today on forced union dues for government workers

    Supreme Court expected to rule today on forced union dues for government workers
    The Supreme Court is expected to decide Monday whether government workers can be forced to pay dues to a union. Experts say the decision could cripple the ability of public sector unions to function. Unions are obligated to bargain over benefits and...