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States Hunting For Young Blood

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

College students, beware! The National Conference of State Legislatures is coming for you. With a recent survey showing that very few state legisl...

Unions Approve Deal To Close Budget Gap In Connecticut

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut's unionized state employees overwhelmingly ratified a labor savings and concessions agreement Thursday in a second...

Jobless Claims Down But Data Incomplete

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, government data showed on Thursday, but distortions asso...

Why Maine's Governor LePage Can't Erase History, and Why We Need a Fighter in the White House

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Maine Governor Paul LePage has ordered state workers to remove from the state labor department a 36-foot mural depicting the state's labor history because it doesn't agree with his "pro-business goals."

For Better or For Worse?--Governor Walker Chose Worse

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

The governor recognized that state employees receive better benefits than most employees in private industry. He could've worked to make the situation better for them, but he chose to make the situation for state employees worse.

Dan Maes Would Cut 2,000 To 4,000 State Workers "Just Like That"

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes said Thursday he would lay off as many as 4,000 state employees if elected and force a showd...

Judge BLOCKS Arizona Law That Would Eliminate Domestic Partner Benefits For Gay State Workers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — A federal judge is blocking Arizona from implementing a state law that eliminates domestic partner benefits for gay and lesbian state ...

Pension Fund Benefits Cut By States In Budget Crisis

New York Times | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many states are acknowledging this year that they have promised pensions they cannot afford and are cutting once-sacrosanct benefits, to appease taxpa...