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As Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti assembles his new administration, it is interesting, and encouraging, to note the odd confluence of circumstances that will leave him beholden less to factions or special interests and more to the people of Los Angeles....
Tags: Bankruptcy, Eric Garcetti, Government, Politics, Elections
firstname.lastname@example.orgHagerstown City Council members passed a $133.1 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year Tuesday night, but not without a lot of wrangling. Among the items discussed were financial issues facing the city and whether enough is being done for city...
With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions. "Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
NEW YORK – Jamie Dimon survived a bruising fight to strip him of his chairmanship, but directors at JPMorgan Chase & Co. may still have to calm restive shareholders. Dimon, JPMorgan's savvy chairman and chief executive, easily beat a proposal to...
A JPMorgan Chase & Co. shareholder proposal to split the bank's chairman and chief executive roles -- now both held by Jamie Dimon -- failed to win a majority's support Tuesday. The proposal to split Dimon's jobs at the nation's largest bank won only...
SAN FRANCISCO — It's a trend many public employees can relate to: Health insurance premiums climb year after year, while at the bargaining table workers have agreed to kick in more for pensions, take salary cuts and sign on to furlough days. But...
One of the more enjoyable aspects of my public career was an excellent relationship with public safety unions. Law enforcement, fire and EMT groups were supportive of my races for the state legislature, Congress and governor. Although not unheard of,...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State employees in Missouri could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon. The measure would allow state workers to have a firearm in a car if the vehicle is locked and the...
Tags: Government, Politics, Jay Nixon, Firearms
The Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press telephone records gives advocates for federal employees one more reason to doubt the Obama administration's full commitment to protecting whistleblowers, particularly those in national security...
Special CorrespondentWith Memorial Day weekend around the corner, there are deals and “steals” vying for travelers’ attention. Here are some that caught our eye, including deals for military members and government employees to take a well-deserved vacation...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system. The move is aimed at saving the city money and comes as...
Lang's language This is in response to "Tribune's pension scold way off mark" (Perspective, May 12), by Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, deputy majority leader of the Illinois House. Lang clearly has spent quite a bit of time polishing his ability to compose his...
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