- Fight over sale of state prison heard at Ohio Supreme Court Updated: May-20-15 11:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison was debated in Ohio on Wednesday, as litigation brought on behalf of union workers displaced by the historic sale was argued before the state's high court.
- Bill would press Lane doctors to take Medicaid patients Updated: May-19-15 4:19 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Lane County-area legislators are trying to put the pressure on Lane County doctors to take on more low-income Oregon Health Plan-insured patients.
- Wolf administration takes shot at Senate GOP pension bill Updated: May-18-15 9:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration fired a new volley Monday against a Senate Republican bill to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's two big public employee pension systems, saying that they voted to line their own pockets.
- Tensions mount as lawmakers face bill deadline day Updated: May-15-15 9:10 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers are facing yet another legislative deadline that could seal the fate of several high-profile bills.
- Kansas revising rules for public retirees returning to work Updated: May-15-15 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislators have approved a bill rewriting the rules for teachers, school administrators and other public employees who return to work after retiring.
- Ohio latest state to remove box on convictions from job form Updated: May-15-15 2:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" will no longer be a question on Ohio's civil service application beginning June 1.
- Committee OKs PERS cost-cutting bill backed by some unions Updated: May-15-15 1:47 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - An Assembly committee has passed a bill aimed at saving the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System $1 billion every 10 years.
- Illinois justices overturn state's landmark 2013 pension law Updated: May-08-15 6:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling lawmakers "overstepped" by enacting a law that slashed retirement benefits to confront a massive budget deficit.
- Excerpts from Illinois Supreme Court pension ruling Updated: May-08-15 5:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court criticized the General Assembly's handling of public pension funding in a ruling striking down a landmark 2013 law that sought to fix the state's pension crisis. The court found the law unconstitutional because it would have diminished state employees' earned benefits. Here are excerpts from the ruling:
- Latest on GOP pension plan: Democrats say it's unfair Updated: May-06-15 2:49 pm
- Court strikes down big chunk of public-employee pension cuts Updated: Apr-30-15 7:49 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional, wiping out much of the savings lawmakers were aiming for and likely raising pension costs for state and local governments.
- North Dakota Legislature ends with measure unresolved Updated: Apr-29-15 7:05 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Legislature ended its 2015 session Wednesday after spending a record amount of cash but leaving unresolved a measure that affects public employee benefits.
- China denies exodus of bureaucrats amid anti-graft drive Updated: Apr-24-15 5:07 am
BEIJING - A Chinese official publicly denied Friday rumors of an exodus of bureaucrats from the civil service following reports of widespread discontent over poor working conditions and an anti-corruption drive.
- ND Senate rejects bill on insurance benefits in new plan Updated: Apr-23-15 11:37 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Senate on Thursday rejected a House bill meant to ensure that thousands of public employees receive the same health benefits when their insurance coverage switches to another company this summer. The vote was 46-0.