- Civil service bill supporters say it will strengthen system Updated: Oct-06-15 5:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State workers testified Tuesday against a Republican-backed bill that would make it easier to hire and fire public employees, saying the proposed overhaul of Wisconsin's 110-year-old civil service system would lead to political patronage and cronyism.
- 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.
- Novelist quits teaching at Arizona college over loyalty oath Updated: Sep-29-15 6:48 pm
PHOENIX - A crime novelist and poet quit his job teaching creative writing at Phoenix College because of a longstanding state requirement for public employees to sign a loyalty oath.
- 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.
- Standard often cited in Kansas pension debates questioned Updated: Sep-27-15 2:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials say the state will know its underfunded pension system is back on solid financial ground when its revenues and investment earnings are expected to cover 80 percent of the benefits promised retirees over the next two decades.
- Agencies, lawmakers offer few details on civil service tales Updated: Sep-25-15 3:18 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State officials and legislators aren't offering many details to support a handful of anecdotes they say justify overhauling Wisconsin's civil service system.
- Bills target retirement age, benefits for state workers Updated: Sep-19-15 12:44 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin state employees would have to work two more years before they could qualify for early retirement, and their pensions would be calculated differently, under a pair of bills being circulated by Republicans in the Legislature.
- More transparency shows more fees for state pension plan Updated: Sep-16-15 12:30 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - After promising more transparency in its expenses, Kentucky's pension plan for public employees has reported investment fees that are 75 percent higher than what's been previously made public.
- Editorials from around Ohio Updated: Sep-14-15 1:36 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: