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WREX-TV Rockford
Closing Kewaunee juvenile center could save $14MSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the decision by Gov. Bruce Rauner's admi
Closing Kewaunee juvenile center could save $14M
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 3 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the decision by Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says closing the Kewanee youth... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Closing Kewaunee juvenile center could save $14MSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the decision by Gov. Bruce Rauner's admi
Closing Kewaunee juvenile center could save $14M
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 3 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the decision by Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says closing the Kewanee youth... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois to close youth correctional facility in KewaneeSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close
Illinois to close youth correctional facility in Kewanee
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 6 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee. A statement Friday by Illinois Juvenile Justice Director Candice Jones says closing the facility which opened in 2001 will... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Rauner, Madigan battle again on labor bill a day after Obama urged compromiseLess than 24 hours after President Barack Obama spoke to Illinois lawmakers abo
Rauner, Madigan battle again on labor bill a day after Obama urged compromise
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 hours ago
Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama spoke to Illinois lawmakers about the need to compromise, Democrats and Republicans have reignited a high-stakes fight over contract negotiations with the state's largest union. At issue is a... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Paterson approves temporary budget appropriation to issue payroll checksPATERSON – After enduring two days of uncertainty over whether they would get p
Paterson approves temporary budget appropriation to issue payroll checks
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 22 hours ago
PATERSON – After enduring two days of uncertainty over whether they would get paid this week, Paterson’s municipal employees were able to rest easy Thursday night. In a hastily scheduled emergency meeting, the City Council approved the monthly... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Lawmakers push to send AFSCME contact talks into arbitrationSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Another attempt is being made in the General Assembly to s
Lawmakers push to send AFSCME contact talks into arbitration
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 22 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Another attempt is being made in the General Assembly to send the stalled contract talks with the largest state employee union to arbitration. The House Labor and Commerce Committee approved a bill Thursday that would send the... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois lawmakers try once again to send AFSCME contract talks to arbitration Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 2:26 PM Another attempt is being made in the General
Illinois lawmakers try once again to send AFSCME contract talks to arbitration
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 2:26 PM Another attempt is being made in the General Assembly to send the stalled contract talks with the largest state employee union to... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois lawmakers try once again to send AFSCME contract talks to arbitration Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 2:26 PM Another attempt is being made in the General
Illinois lawmakers try once again to send AFSCME contract talks to arbitration
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 11, 2016 at 2:26 PM Another attempt is being made in the General Assembly to send the stalled contract talks with the largest state employee union to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner, Madigan battle again on labor bill a day after Obama urged compromiseLess than 24 hours after President Barack Obama spoke to Illinois lawmakers abo
Rauner, Madigan battle again on labor bill a day after Obama urged compromise
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama spoke to Illinois lawmakers about the need to compromise, Democrats and Republicans have reignited a high-stakes fight over contract negotiations with the state's largest union. At issue is a... Read more
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Clovis News Journal
Legislative roundup — Feb. 11Days remaining in session: 7 Marijuana amendment A proposed constitutional ame
Legislative roundup — Feb. 11
Clovis News Journal / Posted yesterday
Days remaining in session: 7 Marijuana amendment A proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for recreational use squeaked out of a Senate committee Wednesday. The Senate Rules Committee voted 6-4 to pass Senate Joint... Read more
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TheStreet.com
The Bernie Sanders path to victory in the south: African American union leadersSouthern states like South Carolina, where Hillary Clinton has held as much as
The Bernie Sanders path to victory in the south: African American union leaders
TheStreet.com / Posted 2 days ago
Southern states like South Carolina, where Hillary Clinton has held as much as a 30-point lead over Bernie Sanders, are thought to be crucial in securing the Democratic nomination for the former secretary of state. These states have large African... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Niagara County government faces another asbestos complaintLOCKPORT – Niagara County has another asbestos issue on its hands, but this tim
Niagara County government faces another asbestos complaint
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
LOCKPORT – Niagara County has another asbestos issue on its hands, but this time it’s been, in a sense, swept under the rug. The installation of new carpeting in the County Clerk’s office last month may have resulted in the unprotected removal of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Three things Obama won't be doing in SpringfieldIn December, Gutierrez moved away from Alvarez after the controversy surroundin
Three things Obama won't be doing in Springfield
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
In December, Gutierrez moved away from Alvarez after the controversy surrounding the late November release of the police dash-cam video of the Laquan McDonald shooting. Critics questioned whether Alvarez waited too long to charge Officer Jason Van... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Union calls for speaker's boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workersA UC labor union is calling for a speaker’s boycott at UC Berkeley for the dura
Union calls for speaker's boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workers
The Daily Californian / Posted 3 days ago
A UC labor union is calling for a speaker’s boycott at UC Berkeley for the duration of the spring semester, urging the campus to improve its treatment of subcontracted workers. In a press release published Thursday, the labor union, AFSCME Local... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Mill Creek MetroParks board approves 2016 budgetYOUNGSTOWN The Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners adopted a 201
Mill Creek MetroParks board approves 2016 budget
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 3 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN The Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners adopted a 2016 budget that again trims spending. The budget appropriates $9,438,750 out of the park’s general fund, down from $9,626,621 in 2015 and $9,750,683 in 2014. “It’s a... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Phone survery seems to target AFSCME membersSPRINGFIELD — The largest state employee union said it is exploring legal optio
Phone survery seems to target AFSCME members
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD — The largest state employee union said it is exploring legal options in the wake of a phone survey that appears to be targeting union workers.The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 said members... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Harford personnel board rules against ex-employees bid for new county jobsThe Harford County Personnel Advisory Board has denied a bid by two former empl
Harford personnel board rules against ex-employees bid for new county jobs
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board has denied a bid by two former employees of the defunct Division of Environmental Services to regain county government employment. They were terminated last year after solid waste and landfill services were... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
UAW struggling to pick between Sanders and ClintonUAW President Dennis Williams says it is surveying its members as it works to r
UAW struggling to pick between Sanders and Clinton
Detroit Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
UAW President Dennis Williams says it is surveying its members as it works to reach a consensus on who to endorse for president Will the UAW endorse Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for president? It's a difficult choice for the union and its... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
FAA Unions Reject Proposal To Privatize ATCSays Privatized Model Could Lead To 'Self-Serving Agendas' The American Federa
FAA Unions Reject Proposal To Privatize ATC
The Aero-News Network / Posted 7 days ago
Says Privatized Model Could Lead To 'Self-Serving Agendas' The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), the... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
County commissioners OK annual 3% raisesBORDERLAND BLADE STAFF Lucas County commissioners unanimously approved two un
County commissioners OK annual 3% raises
The Toledo Blade / Posted 7 days ago
BORDERLAND BLADE STAFF Lucas County commissioners unanimously approved two union contracts with raises this week. Three-year contracts retroactive to Jan. 1 for the American Federation of State, Coun-ty and... Read more
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examiner.com
Lawmakers propose privatized air traffic control servicesThe responsibility for providing air traffic control services would move to an
Lawmakers propose privatized air traffic control services
examiner.com / Posted 7 days ago
The responsibility for providing air traffic control services would move to an independent, not-for-profit corporation under a measure proposed by a pair of Republicans on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The plan was included in the... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
FAA Unions Reject Proposal To Privatize Air Traffic Control SystemWASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Federat
FAA Unions Reject Proposal To Privatize Air Traffic Control System
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), the... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Union To Meet With Workers At State Developmental CenterA union representing government workers has scheduled meetings with employees a
Union To Meet With Workers At State Developmental Center
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 8 days ago
A union representing government workers has scheduled meetings with employees at the South Dakota Developmental Center. Some former employees have accused the Redfield center of having a hostile administration and a dangerous work environment. The... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Aldermen to Emanuel: Step up mental health servicesA group of aldermen on Wednesday urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step up services f
Aldermen to Emanuel: Step up mental health services
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
A group of aldermen on Wednesday urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step up services for the mentally ill, saying many patients have fallen through the cracks since the administration closed half of the city's mental health clinics four years ago. But the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
New fight over city mental health clinicsThe city's largest employees union and Chicago aldermen today unveiled a plan t
New fight over city mental health clinics
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
The city's largest employees union and Chicago aldermen today unveiled a plan they said would expand services at the city's remaining mental health clinics without costing city taxpayers money—potentially steering some troubled youth to treatment... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Short Session, Big Problems: Connecticut Legislators Face Immense Challenges As Session OpensHARTFORD — State lawmakers arriving for the start of the 2016 legislative sessi
Short Session, Big Problems: Connecticut Legislators Face Immense Challenges As Session Opens
Hartford Courant / Posted 9 days ago
HARTFORD — State lawmakers arriving for the start of the 2016 legislative session Wednesday have just 13 weeks to deal with a slew of complex proposals, from regulating and taxing home-sharing services such as Airbnb to establishing a system of paid... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapersJanuary 30, 2016 Belleville News-Democrat Challenges aplenty, but Rauner sign
Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapers
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 10 days ago
January 30, 2016 Belleville News-Democrat Challenges aplenty, but Rauner signals hope Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner this week marked his first year in office. His State of the State address was a reminder to state lawmakers and constituents of the... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapersJanuary 30, 2016 Belleville News-Democrat Challenges aplenty, but Rauner sign
Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapers
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 10 days ago
January 30, 2016 Belleville News-Democrat Challenges aplenty, but Rauner signals hope Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner this week marked his first year in office. His State of the State address was a reminder to state lawmakers and constituents of the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Other days100 years ago Jan. 31, 1916 • Residents on the Argenta banks of the Arkansas
Other days
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
100 years ago Jan. 31, 1916 • Residents on the Argenta banks of the Arkansas river began late yesterday afternoon removing their household effects to safer quarters, after receiving warning that the river would rise three more feet before... Read more
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The Maui News
UPW retirees invited to dinner meeting CalendarUPW retirees invited to dinner meetingSat, February 6, 2016 @ 5:30PM The Ameri
UPW retirees invited to dinner meeting Calendar
The Maui News / Posted 12 days ago
UPW retirees invited to dinner meetingSat, February 6, 2016 @ 5:30PM The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — United Public Workers Retirees Chapter 646 (Maui Division) will have its annual Ohana Dinner Meeting from 5:30 to... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Heaven’s Not Just for ProgressivesAny number of meanings are attached to “the Kingdom of God” as an essential ele
Heaven’s Not Just for Progressives
Acton Commentary / Posted 14 days ago
Any number of meanings are attached to “the Kingdom of God” as an essential element of Jesus’ teaching for Christian praxis. Used as just another slogan for political activism, in which the shade of meaning is usually reconstructing Heaven on Earth... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
State of the State: With no budget, Rauner repeats calls for reform, 'grand compromise'GateHouse Media Illinois Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 1:09 pmUpdated Jan 27, 2016 at
State of the State: With no budget, Rauner repeats calls for reform, 'grand compromise'
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 15 days ago
GateHouse Media Illinois Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 1:09 pmUpdated Jan 27, 2016 at 4:21 PM SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Gov. Bruce Rauner called on lawmakers to work past the “difficult” 2015 year in the Legislature and work together to reach a “grand... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Political NewsletterIn his 35-minute address, Rauner did take a swipe at the American Federation of
Political Newsletter
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
In his 35-minute address, Rauner did take a swipe at the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees for its salary demands during contract talks, saying union “leaders are out of touch with reality.” He has asked a state panel to... Read more
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The Maui News
UPW retirees dinner meeting canceled CalendarUPW retirees dinner meeting canceledSat, February 6, 2016 The Ohana Dinner Mee
UPW retirees dinner meeting canceled Calendar
The Maui News / Posted 15 days ago
UPW retirees dinner meeting canceledSat, February 6, 2016 The Ohana Dinner Meeting of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — United Public Workers Retirees Chapter 646 (Maui Division), set for Feb. 6, has been... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
State of the State: With no budget, Rauner repeats calls for pro-business reformGateHouse Media Illinois Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 1:09 pmUpdated at 4:21 PM SPR
State of the State: With no budget, Rauner repeats calls for pro-business reform
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 15 days ago
GateHouse Media Illinois Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 1:09 pmUpdated at 4:21 PM SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Gov. Bruce Rauner called on lawmakers to work past the “difficult” 2015 year in the Legislature and work together to reach a “grand compromise” in... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
Judge grants restraining order to South Bend Schools for bus driversA judge says South Bend school bus drivers must do their job during contract ne
Judge grants restraining order to South Bend Schools for bus drivers
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 15 days ago
A judge says South Bend school bus drivers must do their job during contract negotiations. The school district was granted a temporary restraining Wednesday. In court documents, the district claims the American Federation of State, County and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
After 82 years, a question for Madigan and CullertonWith his first year in office behind him, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner touted s
After 82 years, a question for Madigan and Cullerton
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
With his first year in office behind him, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner touted some of his accomplishments during his State of the State message Wednesday. He pointed to some genuine spending reductions, reform of an easily abused business tax... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner shifts tone to 'mutual respect' in State of State speechGov. Bruce Rauner used his second State of the State address Wednesday to urge
Rauner shifts tone to 'mutual respect' in State of State speech
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner used his second State of the State address Wednesday to urge lawmakers to cast aside months of political and ideological gridlock and use "mutual respect" to move Illinois forward. But the Republican governor, confronting Democrats... Read more
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Pipestone County Star
Pipestone County Star, News, Sports, Obituaries, Businesses, Classifieds € Pipestone, MN 56164Pipestone County recently signed new contracts with two of its four unions, com
Pipestone County Star, News, Sports, Obituaries, Businesses, Classifieds € Pipestone, MN 56164
Pipestone County Star / Posted 16 days ago
Pipestone County recently signed new contracts with two of its four unions, completing a months-long process of give and take. The highway department and courthouse unions each agreed to two-year contracts that took effect Jan. 1. The agreements... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
1,750 U of Illinois union workers wait 2 weeks for back payURBANA, Ill. (AP) - Officials say that about 1,750 union employees at the Unive
1,750 U of Illinois union workers wait 2 weeks for back pay
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 16 days ago
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Officials say that about 1,750 union employees at the University of Illinois who ratified new contracts will have to wait two weeks for negotiated back pay. Urbana-Champaign campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler tells The (Champaign)... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
1,750 U of Illinois union workers wait 2 weeks for back payURBANA, Ill. (AP) - Officials say that about 1,750 union employees at the Unive
1,750 U of Illinois union workers wait 2 weeks for back pay
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Officials say that about 1,750 union employees at the University of Illinois who ratified new contracts will have to wait two weeks for negotiated back pay. Urbana-Champaign campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler tells The (Champaign)... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
AFSCME members' back pay to be delayedURBANA — About 1,750 union employees who ratified new contracts with the Univer
AFSCME members' back pay to be delayed
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
URBANA — About 1,750 union employees who ratified new contracts with the University of Illinois more than a month ago will have to wait a bit longer to get their back pay. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 1This is the first edition of the Ward Room’s Campaign Round-Up, a weekly postin
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 1
NBC Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
This is the first edition of the Ward Room’s Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posting dedicated to keeping voters informed about the state and county’s upcoming 2016 elections. Check the Ward Room blog for continued coverage every Tuesday. Illinois... Read more
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The Times Leader
Union files grievance over unannounced insurance changesRepresentatives from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Emp
Union files grievance over unannounced insurance changes
The Times Leader / Posted 17 days ago
Representatives from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees appeared before the commissioners Monday, saying employees' co-pays had increased from $75 to $150 for emergency room visits, and from $35 to $50 for urgent care... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Jockeying begins before Rauner even delivers State of the State speechBut Gov. Rauner introduced a new twist to the tradition Monday, using an iPad t
Jockeying begins before Rauner even delivers State of the State speech
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
But Gov. Rauner introduced a new twist to the tradition Monday, using an iPad to digitally affix his signature to an executive order. The move was ceremonial, and afterward Rauner signed the usual paperwork that will be filed with the Secretary of... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Nothing Left To SayOn Monday, Teresi, Jamestown mayor, under the laws of the city charter is requi
Nothing Left To Say
The Post-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
On Monday, Teresi, Jamestown mayor, under the laws of the city charter is required to present a report during Jamestown City Council's first business meeting of the new year. In his past 16 years as mayor, Teresi gave a speech detailing future... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Insurance Changes Spur GrievanceRepresentatives from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Emp
Insurance Changes Spur Grievance
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 17 days ago
Representatives from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees appeared before the commissioners Monday, saying employees' co-pays had increased from $75 to $150 for emergency room visits, and from $35 to $50 for urgent care... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
School bus drivers not pleased with contract offerThey're trusted with precious cargo. School bus drivers in South Bend are makin
School bus drivers not pleased with contract offer
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 17 days ago
They're trusted with precious cargo. School bus drivers in South Bend are making a plea for a better contract offer. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees say they're not happy with what's on the table. "They... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
West Virginia Legislative OverviewR-DISTRICT 59 This past week HB4145, Constitutional Carry, was introduced and
West Virginia Legislative Overview
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 19 days ago
R-DISTRICT 59 This past week HB4145, Constitutional Carry, was introduced and I'm proud to be the lead sponsor. To begin, everything in HB4145 only applies to United States citizens who are above the age of 18. West Virginia currently has an open... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration wants to change how Illinois workers get raises Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 7:44 PM Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 7:44 PM SPRINGFIELD
Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration wants to change how Illinois workers get raises
The Journal-Standard / Posted 19 days ago
Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 7:44 PM Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 7:44 PM SPRINGFIELD — Merit pay or political pay. Among the deep divisions between Gov. Bruce Rauner’s... Read more
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