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  • Blowback: Debunking the Prop. 13 debunkers

     
    The only “myths” to debunk about Proposition 13 are those promoted by the tax-and-spend lobby and public employee unions, which would like you to believe that the states' landmark 1978 initiative to limit property tax increases has “...
  • North American Aviation Strike

     
    June 7, 1941: The strike at the North American Aviation plant, in which Army troops dispersed union activists and took over an essential American defense facility, is one of the landmark events in Los Angeles history. Because of its importance......
  • Anthony Weiner's drama opens the door for Alec Baldwin to consider NYC mayorship

     
    Anthony Weiner's fall from grace might be just what Alec Baldwin needed to decide to run for Mayor of New York...
  • Lake service employee union to vote on increased healthcare, pay raise

     
    Lake County Schools service employees could see an increase in health insurance costs and a slight pay raise if a bargaining deal up for vote is approved tonight. The service employees, like custodial workers and teaching assistants, could approve a...
  • Does Texas vindicate GOP approach to state policy?

     
    States are often called the laboratories of democracy, because they have more flexibility to tailor different policy approaches to their own problems. A fascinating experiment is now taking place in the states, as a recent story from the state news...
  • Some Quality Time With Rich Trumka.

     
    National AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka ... ... swung through town today for an event for embattled state Rep. Bill DeWeese, D-Greene, and while there, he took a few minutes to chat about issues ranging from the current state of labor......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Voting Rights, Unemployment Comp On The Docket.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is June 13, 2011. A scant 17 days remain for the state House and Senate to pass a new state budget and for Gov. Tom Corbett to sign one to keep his promise of......
  • A reading list for Natalie Portman: five new mom books (and one blog)

     
    Natalie Portman gives birth to a baby boy. This is what she should be reading....
  • Union Calls For Lawmakers To Spend State Surplus.

     
    Activists from the Service Employees International Union commandeered the Capitol steps this afternoon, where they called on lawmakers to use an estimated $540 million revenue surplus to restore programs planned for cuts in the state budget. The self-...
  • Scott orders agencies to delay drug testing employees pending outcome of ACLU lawsuit

     
    Gov. Rick Scott has suspended his new policy of random drug testing of all state employees, citing a lawsuit filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the rule. Though saying he was “confident” the the federal...
  • Plea for help is a jolly old scam

     
    To judge from my inbox, London is a perilous place. In the last several years, I’ve received dozens of anguished emails from friends reporting that they’ve been mugged while on vacation in that fabled city. “All cash, cell phones and.......
  • 30% of Glendale city workers made $100,000 or more in 2010

     
    As officials continue to press for millions in concessions from the city’s employee unions, records show nearly 30% of Glendale’s municipal workforce earned $100,000 or more last year. Of Glendale’s roughly 2,400 hourly and full-time...