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  • Senate passes new approach to pension obligation 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:56 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state's pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.

  • Where McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf stand 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:12 am
  • A look at where the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and businessman Tom Wolf - stand on some key issues:

  • Ohio begins pushback against college player unions 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:25 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America's highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

  • Texas deputies fired in exam cheating scandal 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:07 pm
  • BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Eight South Texas sheriff's deputies have been fired after they were allegedly caught cheating on a civil service exam.

  • Myanmar papers protest sentencing of reporters 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:16 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country's media climate is worsening.

  • State, unions agree on new 4-year contract 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:26 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Lincoln Chafee says Rhode Island has reached a tentative agreement with its public employee unions for a new contract that includes a 6 percent pay increase.

  • Federal judge rules in police off-duty details 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:25 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new system of police off-duty paid details, siding with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration.

  • Myanmar journalist gets jail time for trespassing 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:10 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - A court in Myanmar sentenced a journalist to one year in prison for trespassing and obstructing a civil servant while doing a story on education, a spokesman for his media company said Tuesday, in the latest sign the country's media climate is worsening.

  • No clear security fixes for Fort Hood violence 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:31 pm
  • DALLAS - After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood.

  • Board restores some state worker health benefits 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:00 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - A state board has voted to restore to state workers some health benefits that were cut during the recession.

  • Panel oks bill that makes changes to Fla. pension 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:56 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Elected officials and top employees in state government would no longer be eligible for the state's traditional pension plan under a bill now advancing in the Florida Legislature.

  • W.Va. agency allowed to consider ads on website 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:14 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Ethics Commission is allowing the Public Employees Insurance Agency to consider using advertising on a health promotion website to defray its costs.

  • Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral' 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:12 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday said a House Finance Committee proposal to address the teachers' retirement system is "immoral" and shifts the obligation to future generations.

  • Assembly Democrats denounce government outsourcing 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:34 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A Democratic resolution denouncing the outsourcing of government functions to private contractors passed the Assembly on Thursday after prompting a spirited partisan debate about the role of government.

  • San Jose mayor plans pension initiative in 2016 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:14 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said Thursday that he is pressing ahead with a proposed ballot initiative that would give local governments more leeway to cut public employees' future pension benefits, saying he will target the 2016 ballot after losing a court challenge this year.

  • State House passes limit on union fee collections 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:14 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House passed legislation Thursday that would limit how unions representing some public employees could collect fees and spend money on political activities.

  • Chicopee police chief's appointment vacated 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 7:56 am
  • CHICOPEE, Massachusetts - Chicopee's police chief is out of a job after less than a year after the state Civil Service Commission determined that the selection process was "tainted by personal and political bias."