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  • Rahm Emanuel: Chicago pension changes tough, but worth it

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his plan to overhaul two city pension funds may be difficult to swallow, but will be worth it.

  • Stocks rise, breaking a three-day losing streak

    Stocks are closing higher as the market stabilizes after a three-day slump. Technology stocks rose after taking a beating over the past week.

  • Settlement fails in Rhode Island pension overhaul

    A proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in runaway pension costs, was rejected by one of the groups voting on it, officials announced Monday. The parties were ordered...

  • Louisiana college leaders push for $40 million incentive fund

    Higher education leaders urged lawmakers Monday to maintain Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for a new $40 million incentive fund to steer money to high-demand degree and job training programs.

  • Maryland lawmakers approve minimum wage hike

    The House of Delegates voted 87-47 Monday to give final approval to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January.

  • Prison on lockdown after weapons, alcohol found

    Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison remained on lockdown for a second day Saturday after corrections officers uncovered an inmate cache of more than a dozen crude weapons, gallons of homemade alcohol and hoards of juice and sugar used to make the liquor.

  • California lawmakers propose reforms to regain public trust

    A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.

  • Missouri lawmakers want to limit out-of-state welfare

    State lawmakers are moving to tighten rules on a cash assistance program for the poor in response to an audit that raised questions about whether hundreds of Missouri welfare recipients are living out of state. While strengthening some standards, however, lawmakers are proposing to loosen...

  • Kansas lawmakers back school funding, tenure plan

    The Kansas Legislature on Sunday narrowly backed a plan that would boost funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.

  • Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

    Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home.

  • New Hampshire senators press for more heating funds

    New Hampshire's U.S. senators want more money to go toward the Low Income Home Heating Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2015. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte say the administration's budget proposal requests $2.8 billion for the program. That's a $600 million decrease from Fiscal Year...

  • Tennessee legislative session nearing conclusion

    Legislative leaders are hoping to adopt Tennessee's annual spending plan as early as this week, clearing the way to the conclusion of the legislative session.

  • Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

    The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy 5 S.

  • Philly transit talks stall, but no strike planned

    Transit officials in Philadelphia expect a routine commute Monday, although labor talks hit a snag before a midnight contract deadline.

  • Illinois' next pension issue: Police and fire funds

    Mayors across Illinois are demanding that state lawmakers address serious shortfalls in local police and fire pension funds. The effort comes after the Illinois Legislature dealt with the state's own pension problem last year.



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