- State ethics commission says legislators can't lobby Updated: Oct-07-15 7:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday revised an earlier ruling and made it clear that legislators can't lobby other state officials on behalf of their employers. In another decision, commissioners took a dim view of public employees being paid by outside sources.
- Ethics panel wants scrutiny of outside pay for state workers Updated: Oct-07-15 1:16 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Ethics Commission has taken a dim view of the idea of public employees being paid by outside sources
- Some Thibodaux workers to get 3 percent raise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:42 am
THIBODAUX, Louisiana - Some city of Thibodaux employees will receive higher pay starting Jan. 1.
- Legendary Spanish editor launching new digital publication Updated: Oct-06-15 7:33 am
MADRID - The legendary Spanish newspaper editor is flush with 18 million euros ($20 million) from crowdfunding, well-heeled investors and the payoff he received for leaving Spain's No. 2 newspaper. With that haul, Pedro J. Ramirez is about to launch a startup digital publication aimed at shaking up Spanish journalism and scooping traditional and new media competition.
- BMS paying $14.6M to settle SEC charges on payments in China Updated: Oct-05-15 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Bristol-Myers Squibb will pay $14.6 million to settle charges from U.S. regulators that its joint venture in China gave cash and other benefits to government health care providers to boost drug sales.
- Most state employees did not get their Oct. 1 pay raises Updated: Oct-05-15 10:30 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - More than 35,000 of Louisiana's rank-and-file classified employees received their favorable evaluations, but they're not getting their pay raises.
- Clinton, Bush steady fundraising amid GOP summer Trump slump Updated: Sep-30-15 7:28 am
WASHINGTON - Voters won't cast their first ballots in the presidential race until February, but donors have been making their picks for months.
- Giuseppe Rossi accepts salary cut at Fiorentina Updated: Sep-29-15 1:02 pm
FLORENCE, Italy - Still working his way back to top form after a series of knee injuries, Giuseppe Rossi has accepted a salary cut at Fiorentina.
- Role reduced, Greenway still valuable for thriving Vikings D Updated: Sep-28-15 7:29 pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota - Chad Greenway's role with the Minnesota Vikings has been reduced, as has his salary.
- Kentucky public workers' paychecks to fall Updated: Sep-28-15 10:09 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Most Kentucky public employees will see reductions in their paychecks next year as the IRS will begin applying Social Security and Medicare taxes to workers' contributions to their retirement funds.
- 20,000 protest against Moldova's pro-European government Updated: Sep-27-15 9:53 am
CHISINAU, Moldova - Some 20,000 people have protested against Moldova's government, days after the International Monetary Fund said it would not negotiate a new loan agreement with the pro-European leadership which says it needs the money to pay salaries and pensions.
- New Mexico sitting on $20M in unspent drinking water funds Updated: Sep-26-15 12:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A network of old cast-iron pipes still carries drinking water to businesses and homes along historic Route 66 in the eastern New Mexico city of Tucumcari. Some of the pipes need to be replaced, just like the water tank that has been out of service since failing two years ago.
- Millions remain unspent in federal water-system loan program Updated: Sep-26-15 10:02 am
The largest federal aid program for improving the nation's drinking water systems has struggled to spend money in a timely fashion despite demand for assistance that far exceeds the amount available, a review by The Associated Press shows.
- IMF says new loan for Moldova won't materialize during visit Updated: Sep-22-15 12:54 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - The International Monetary Fund says it will not negotiate a new loan program with Moldova during its visit to the country, dashing the government's hopes of an immediate agreement to help cover pensions and salaries.
- Haslam paying 3 part-time consultants annual rate of $612K Updated: Sep-21-15 6:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Three part-time consultants in a new state office that's heavily focused on outsourcing some government services stand to be paid at a combined annual rate of $612,000 even as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam insists no decision has been made about whether to privatize anything.
- Feds join whistleblower suit on Mississippi hospital bills Updated: Sep-18-15 7:35 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The federal government is joining a whistleblower lawsuit alleging owners of a Mississippi hospital unjustly bilked $12 million from Medicare.
- Feds join whistleblower suit on Stone County Hospital bills Updated: Sep-18-15 7:24 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The federal government is joining a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that owners of a Wiggins hospital unjustly bilked more than $12 million from Medicare.
- Unions sue for continued Illinois health care-claim payments Updated: Sep-18-15 6:23 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - State-employee labor unions have filed a lawsuit to force Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to pay medical claims for 146,000 state workers and retirees under self-insurance programs.
- La. lawmakers approve $10M incentive for motorcycle plant Updated: Sep-18-15 4:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers agreed to give $10 million in payroll rebates to a motorcycle company moving its headquarters and production facility to Ruston.
- North Carolina budget signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory Updated: Sep-18-15 1:21 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's budget was signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat McCrory, more than two months after it was due, following a standoff and protracted negotiations between House and Senate Republicans.
- A look at the differences in what Republicans, Wolf want Updated: Sep-18-15 10:48 am
The budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature has hit 80 days. Here is a summary of their key objectives and what they have made public about their compromise offers:
- AP Exclusive: Aides worked for Rauner, paid by comptroller Updated: Sep-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At least three government administrators began working on hiring employees for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration last winter while on the comptroller's office payroll, using taxpayer dollars from a separate constitutional office before Rauner had even taken the state's reins.
- Ohio's public university salaries swelled in past decade Updated: Sep-17-15 9:46 am
DAYTON, Ohio - Payroll for the 14 Ohio public universities grew by nearly $1.4 billion over the past decade, with salaries for vice presidents, deans and lower-level administrators swelling during that time, according to a newspaper analysis.
- The Latest: Missouri lawmakers ban local minimum wages Updated: Sep-17-15 12:09 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The latest on the Missouri legislative session occurring Wednesday to consider overriding vetoes made by Gov. Jay Nixon (all times local):
- Opposition to Puerto Rico reform plan grows amid crisis Updated: Sep-16-15 5:16 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rican government's fiscal reform plan is coming under increased scrutiny amid growing concerns that it does not have legislative support and that some measures are too austere and could push the U.S. territory into a deeper economic crisis.