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  • Seminole unions may be bracing for chilly weather

     
    Florida is used to getting blasts of cold air from the North in March – along with blasts of hot air from Tallahassee when the Legislature goes in session. This year the combination could be the perfect storm for public employee unions including...
  • Teacher gets in JD’s grill after tenure hearing: ‘I got screwed’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Budget Committee passed a controversial teacher tenure bill Wednesday after limiting testimony and debate to 40 minutes — and apparently drawing the ire of several teachers who had made the trek to speak against the...
  • NJ Gov. Christie Rolls Out New Budget: State Employees Asked To Pay More For Pensions, Benefits.

     
    Shades Of Things To Come? From Reuters this afternoon: TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $29.4 billion budget for fiscal 2012 Tuesday that spares cities from cuts but extracts savings at the expense of the state......
  • $500 million spent on lobbying the Legislature last year

     
    Special interest groups with business before the state government spent $538 million on professional lobbyists to influence the passage or defeat of bills during the 2009-10 legislative session. Though slightly less than the $550 million spent on lobbying...
  • Pollsters and their cheesy results

     
    From the Minnapolis Star-Tribune: Do you support Republican Gov. Scott Walker's move to curtail unions' pay and power? Rasmussen finds 48 percent agree with you and only 38 percent agree with unions. Support unions right to collective bargaining? USA...
  • Should schools use GPS to track chronic truants?

     
    Anaheim Union High School District is taking a new approach to solving the age-old truancy problem: using GPS to track wayward students. Times staff writer Nicole Santa Cruz reports that under a six-week pilot program –- the first of its......
  • Online commenters: Santa Anna's law

     
    For a while in 2009 and 2010, it was hard to blog about the federal government without having one or more readers accuse Democrats in general or President Obama in particular of being a socialist (or a Marxist, for those......
  • Joe Biden update: He meets with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to talk about secret stuff

     
    Joe Biden meets with top union officers in the White House to talk about secret stuff....
  • LIBYA: Evacuations thwarted by weather, panic and deteriorating security

     
    Foreign governments' efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of citizens from strife-torn Libya were thwarted for a second day Thursday by a storm off the shores of Tripoli and the panicked throngs besieging the ferry terminal and airport as clashes......
  • The reason collective bargaining is safe in Florida

     
    Gov. Rick Scott reassured the public this week that he has no intention of following the lead of Wisconsin and others by going after the right of state workers to bargain collectively with their employers. And what do you know, Senate President Mike...
  • Possible GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty introduces himself to the Tea Party Patriots

     
    Ex-governor Tim Pawlenty says it's real simple: 'We can't spend more than we take in.'...
  • Pro-union demonstrators rally at Los Angeles City Hall

     
    A boisterous crowd of pro-union demonstrators gathered on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, loudly voicing support for unionized workers in Wisconsin and expressing concern that the perennially forceful labor movement in California could one...