- 3 pension funds sue New Jersey for billions in damages Updated: Jul-27-15 8:01 pm
Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.
- Indiana mayor seeks 11 percent pay hike for city's officers Updated: Jul-27-15 4:07 am
GREENSBURG, Indiana - A southeastern Indiana mayor is seeking a nearly 11 percent pay hike for his city's police officers in hopes of preventing some of them from being lured away by better-paying jobs.
- Timeline of compensation for Illinois General Assembly Updated: Jul-26-15 11:16 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A timeline of the compensation for members of the Illinois General Assembly:
- Scary headlines don't deter investors Updated: Jul-25-15 5:26 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Chinese stocks have just pulled out of a frightening free-fall. Big companies in the U.S. are struggling to boost profits.
- Chief justice says no quick way to sack Ann Arbor judge Updated: Jul-23-15 10:02 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Michigan's chief justice says there's no immediate way to remove an Ann Arbor judge who collects a salary despite being stripped of his courtroom duties.
- Tennessee sheriff sues county over salary dispute Updated: Jul-22-15 8:53 am
BOLIVAR, Tennessee - Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen has sued the county mayor and the county over a salary dispute involving his department.
- Unemployment rate dips slightly in Mississippi in June Updated: Jul-21-15 1:19 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's unemployment rate dipped in June, but employer payrolls fell, as the state's job market sent mixed messages.
- Legal fight over state worker pay sees 2 key rulings Friday Updated: Jul-17-15 9:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The legal ping pong over paying Illinois government workers without a budget took new bounces Friday, with appellate justices reversing one order and the Supreme Court declining to step into the fray.
- Illinois House takes no action on additional appropriation Updated: Jul-15-15 6:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on the last day of lawmakers' deadline to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget veto. (All times local):
- Illinois Senate to vote on temporary budget, Rauner opposed Updated: Jul-14-15 4:36 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois Senate committee has endorsed a one-month state budget plan that includes full salaries for state employees in July.
- Appeals court upholds Katrina insurance fraud verdict Updated: Jul-14-15 3:47 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can seek more evidence of fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
- AG Madigan files Supreme Court appeal in state employee pay Updated: Jul-13-15 6:38 pm
CHICAGO - Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office filed an emergency appeal Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court to settle dueling court orders about whether state employees can get paid during the budget impasse.
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs state budget with changes Updated: Jul-12-15 10:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the next Wisconsin state budget into law on Sunday, brushing aside complaints from his own party about the $73 billion spending plan and fulfilling his promise to get it done before he announces he is running for the Republican nomination for president.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget signed by governor Updated: Jul-12-15 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the $73 billion state budget into law Sunday, a day ahead of announcing his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
- Suspended judge says he looks forward to return to work Updated: Jul-12-15 3:04 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire judge suspended for 60 days without pay after an angry outburst at a deputy sheriff and related dismissal of an emergency commitment case involving a suicidal woman says he respects the disciplinary decision.
- Rauner pension plan would end union negotiations, freeze pay Updated: Jul-12-15 12:35 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois could save billions of dollars each year through an ambitious new plan to address hugely underfunded pension systems, a proposal he describes as "fair and reasonable" for both government workers and taxpayers.
- Amite Town Council gives themselves pay raise Updated: Jul-10-15 7:59 am
AMITE, Louisiana - Members of the Amite Town Council have voted to give themselves a raise.
- Judge orders comptroller to pay state workers amid impasse Updated: Jul-09-15 7:11 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A St. Clair County judge has ordered the Illinois comptroller to fully pay state workers despite the Legislature's failure to adopt a budget.
- Walker's budget passes, though most GOP opposition he's seen Updated: Jul-09-15 12:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hoped a larger Republican majority in his state's Legislature would lead to the quick and smooth passage of a budget, a perfect kickoff to his all-but-announced campaign for president.
- Texas investment group plans to bring 300-plus jobs to NC Updated: Jul-08-15 3:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A Texas-based investment management company plans to build its East Coast headquarters in North Carolina, generating more than 300 jobs within five years at its proposed Charlotte office, state and corporate officials announced Wednesday.
- The Latest: Senate votes to repeal local prevailing wage Updated: Jul-07-15 6:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin's full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $73 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here's a rundown on debate developments Tuesday (all times are local):
- Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget Updated: Jul-07-15 5:04 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leaving some 65,000 employees without a paycheck and putting added pressure on lawmakers to approve a new spending plan.
- Mayor in Vermont proposes salary rate study Updated: Jul-07-15 7:22 am
RUTLAND, Vermont - The mayor in Rutland, Vermont, has proposed bringing in an outside consultant to analyze the pay rates of city department heads.
- What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit Updated: Jul-06-15 11:47 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit.
- ACLU seeks federal enforcement of Illinois child services Updated: Jul-06-15 1:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The American Civil Liberties Union says required funding for child-protective services is in jeopardy because of resistance from the Illinois comptroller.