- Baltimore Police civilian employee arrested for child porn Updated: Jul-30-15 7:10 am
ESSEX, Maryland - A civilian employee for the Baltimore City Police Department has been suspended after having been arrested in a child pornography case.
- House approves bill to make it easier to fire VA workers Updated: Jul-29-15 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as lawmakers expressed continued frustration at the slow pace of change at the beleaguered agency.
- Unions representing Michigan workers lose case over dues Updated: Jul-29-15 6:20 pm
DETROIT - Thousands of Michigan state employees can't be forced to pay labor unions for negotiating contracts and providing other services, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday.
- Public employee retirees settle pension lawsuit with state Updated: Jul-28-15 3:22 pm
HELENA, Montana - About 20,000 retired state and local government employees will keep a 3 percent annual increase in pension benefits in the settlement of a lawsuit with the state of Montana.
- 3 pension funds sue New Jersey for billions in damages Updated: Jul-27-15 8:01 pm
Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.
- Altered KPERS rules a concern for retiree teachers in Kansas Updated: Jul-21-15 11:35 am
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - Education authorities have raised concerns about new rules for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System that they say could discourage retirees from teaching in Kansas classrooms.
- Army troop cuts modest at Kansas posts; officials relieved Updated: Jul-09-15 6:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas faces losing fewer than 700 soldiers from the Army's cuts in active-duty forces over the next two years, and state officials said Thursday that the modest reductions show Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth remain vital to the military.
- ACLU: Public workers can't refuse to issue marriage licenses Updated: Jul-08-15 2:11 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - County officials have a duty to impartially administer the law and cannot refuse issuing licenses to same-sex couples if they have religious objections, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a letter to the state attorney general.
- Proposed law: First responders have to live where they serve Updated: Jul-04-15 12:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey police officers and firefighters could be required to live in the towns they serve for the first five years of their employment if Gov. Chris Christie signs legislation moving toward his desk.
- Kansas may not issue pension bonds, despite legal authority Updated: Jul-02-15 6:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Market conditions could delay or prevent Kansas from issuing $1 billion in bonds as part of an effort to boost the financial health of its pension system for teachers and government workers, even though top state officials gave the go-ahead Thursday.
- Kansas residents have higher taxes but less gun regulation Updated: Jul-01-15 2:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun under new laws that took effect Wednesday.
- Hundreds of protesters rally outside Christie announcement Updated: Jun-30-15 9:26 pm
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey - The good vibes and enthusiasm that accompanied Republican Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he's running for president Tuesday didn't extend outside Livingston High School, where hundreds of protesters gathered to take him to task on a number of fronts.