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  • Eschewing lobbyists, states advocate for themselves

    WASHINGTON The 15 major Florida commercial ports usually compete with each other for business. What drew them together was a shared mission to force a gridlocked and polarized Congress to shake loose about $2 billion in federal money.
  • State, Hartford Nonprofit Receive Millions in Federal Funds For Unemployed

    Connecticut's Department of Labor will receive $3,392,350 from the U.S. Department of Labor to subsidize on-the-job training or pay for career counseling and placement. The grant comes with an additional $175,000 aimed at improving the department's...

    A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce

    A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce
    Latinos have for years made up one of the largest and fastest-growing groups in the country. They have also long been one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the federal workplace. Now a new effort is underway — at the highest...

    O'Malley signs Maryland minimum-wage increase into law

    O'Malley signs Maryland minimum-wage increase into law
    Vowing to strengthen Maryland's middle class, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Monday that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — his No. 1 legislative priority for the last of his eight years in office. The...

    Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits

     Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits
    After the Mark Wilshire Towers changed hands, several building staffers showed up at Darryl Williams' apartment one day with a woman who he said threatened to fine him for leaving two carts of his dirty laundry and other items in the hallway. The...