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  • Downgrades put Governor Christie's signature reform in doubt

    "[The pension agreement] was pretty much his signature accomplishment. Now that agreement, that reform is in tatters. It has basically blown up," said Gordon MacInnes, a former Democratic official.

  • NY pension investment gains a boon for governments

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Investment gains at New York's pension fund are giving state and local governments some breathing room, according to new numbers from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. DiNapoli announced Tuesday that the contribution rates paid by state and local governments for their employees'...

  • Poll shows huge lead for Tom Wolf over Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

    Corbett had gotten closer in recent polls, but Thursday's release shows the Democrat Wolf with 49 percent and the incumbent governor with 24 percent.

  • Job No. 1 for the next Pennsylvania governor? A huge budget gap

    Job No. 1 for whoever wins this fall's election for Pennsylvania governor likely will be trying to solve the state government's messy fiscal situation.

  • Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to rest as he mounts a difficult campaign for re-election. Quinn aides announced last week that the state Department of...

  • Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will open as scheduled Sept. 22 with a...

  • California committee approves higher pension calculations

    A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments.

  • Bobby Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost

    Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled and should be repealed, the governor's office said Tuesday.

  • Committee approves higher pension calculations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments. The committee of the California Public Employees' Retirement System...

  • Florida pension plan posts strong year

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's main retirement account for state workers, teachers and other public employees is growing by a double-digit margin. The State Board of Administration released preliminary numbers Tuesday showing that the Florida Retirement System plan grew 17.4 percent in the...

  • Colorado high court won't hear pension lawsuit

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has decided not to hear a lawsuit from state Treasurer Walker Stapleton seeking information about employee benefits in the state's pension system. The court issued its decision Monday. Stapleton had appealed to the state's highest court after two lower...

  • In governor's race, Gina Raimondo touts her pension fix

    At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.

  • Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments, pensions

    As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.

  • Change to public employee annuities spurs exodus

    A northwestern Indiana judge will lose a combined 67 years of experience this month when all three of his employees retire.



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    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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