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- Audit: EU pays Palestinians in Gaza who don't work Updated: Dec-11-13 9:25 am
- Looking for democracy in Thailand's Democrat Party Updated: Dec-11-13 5:56 am
- Thai protesters claim authority over government Updated: Dec-10-13 12:48 pm
- Parnell proposes $3B toward pension shortfall Updated: Dec-05-13 5:38 pm
- Illinois governor signs pension overhaul into law Updated: Dec-05-13 5:11 pm
- Drowned polar bear scientist gets $100k settlement Updated: Dec-04-13 6:13 pm
- Utah governor releases $13.3B budget proposal Updated: Dec-04-13 5:45 pm
- Accounting change to foist KPERS debt on locals Updated: Dec-04-13 10:21 am
- Board recommends 2-year contract for Mich. workers Updated: Dec-02-13 8:22 pm
- Wis. court says police can negotiate deductibles Updated: Nov-27-13 2:46 pm
- Baton Rouge chief revives push for deputy chief Updated: Nov-25-13 9:29 am
- Audit proposes NM health benefits super agency Updated: Nov-25-13 8:38 am
- JPMorgan deal brings $300M to Calif. pension funds Updated: Nov-19-13 6:52 pm
- Carrere is new appointee on Civil Service panel Updated: Nov-19-13 4:22 am
- Unions sets sights on Ohio governor's race Updated: Nov-17-13 11:11 am
- Tucson's 1st female police officers reflect on job Updated: Nov-15-13 5:05 am
- Nevada court says retirement info public Updated: Nov-14-13 5:26 pm
- Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B Updated: Nov-12-13 4:03 pm
- Newspaper: Bonuses paid to state workers Updated: Nov-11-13 11:17 am
Duluth News Tribune, Dec. 10
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The Public Employees Insurance Agency will give state and public employees a break on health insurance premiums next year.
BRUSSELS - The European Union should stop paying the salaries of Palestinian civil servants in Gaza who don't work, EU auditors recommended Wednesday.
BANGKOK - The Democrat Party has seen the enemy.
BANGKOK - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing putting $3 billion from a state savings account toward paying down Alaska's roughly $12 billion pension shortfall.
CHICAGO - In a private ceremony attended by a handful of lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though labor unions immediately threatened a lawsuit challenging the new law.
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.
SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert released a $13.3 billion budget proposal Wednesday that calls for more than $260 million in new education spending.
TOPEKA, Kansas - About $10 billion in projected pension debts will move from the state of Kansas to the balance sheets of local governments after a change in national accounting standards is implemented next year, according to a state official.
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Employee Relations Board is recommending a two-year contract for unionized state employees with modest salary increases along with bigger payments for less health insurance coverage.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's public union restrictions don't prevent Eau Claire County Sheriff's deputies from negotiating over their share of health care deductibles, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Police Chief Carl Dabadie has revived a previously shelved effort to add deputy chiefs to the Baton Rouge Police Department, positions Dabadie says would create a clearer chain of command.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Legislative auditors are recommending that health care benefits for public employees and educators be administered by a single government agency.
SACRAMENTO, California - JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay $299 million to California's public employee and teacher pension funds as part of a settlement related to mortgage-related investments, state Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed a New Orleans banker to the state Civil Service Commission, which oversees state government employment practices.
TOLEDO, Ohio - Union leaders are now looking ahead at Ohio's governor's race after knocking off a big city mayor who they say was their top political target this year.
TUCSON, Arizona - Alice Birdman Maguire, Tucson's first policewoman, is back patrolling the Old Pueblo this week.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Information about public employee retirement benefits is a matter of public record, but files on individual retirees are confidential, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous opinion Thursday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state should shrink spending by $1.5 billion to avoid more drastic cuts in a decade when savings accounts are drained, a University of Alaska Anchorage economist said Monday in a forum hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Hundreds of state rank-and-file employees got extra pay last fiscal year even though the general government workforce went through another year of no pay increases.