- Child caseworker shortage a concern in Larimer County Updated: May-29-16 5:25 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - Larimer County is trying to find caseworkers for the Department of Human Services who deal with child neglect and abuse amid concerns that a shortage of workers will hurt clients because of heavier workloads.
- Environmentalists critical of Phoenix water bottle plant Updated: May-29-16 4:43 pm
PHOENIX - A proposed $35 million water-bottling plant in Phoenix is drawing disbelief from conservationists focused on a lingering drought.
- Study finds Wyoming pensions underfunded by $2 billion Updated: May-29-16 2:49 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A study has found Wyoming has promised public employees almost $2 billion more than it currently has in retirement funds.
- Risk to Wisconsin unemployment fund seen as still high Updated: May-29-16 10:57 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin employers vastly overpaid for unemployment-related costs during the Great Recession because the state wasn't adequately prepared. And when the next big downturn comes, the state could face the same problem all over again.
- SC lawmakers agree to budget with 3.25 percent pay increase Updated: May-28-16 3:38 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Legislators have agreed to a roughly $7.5 billion spending plan that increases state employees' pay by 3.25 percent, puts $30 million into replenishing sand on South Carolina's beaches and provides local governments an additional $11 million.
- Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall Updated: May-28-16 3:30 pm
PASCO, Washington - A Pasco frozen food company has laid off 61 more workers amid an ongoing shutdown in connection to listeria contamination in some of its products.
- Ex-Oklahoma insurance exec to head La. Citizens Insurance Updated: May-28-16 1:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A former Oklahoma insurance executive has been chosen to head the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state's property insurer of last resort.
- Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules Updated: May-28-16 1:27 pm
ATLANTA - As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.
- Texas agencies use emergency leave to keep ex-workers quiet Updated: May-28-16 1:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Several state agencies are sidestepping Texas law by keeping employees on the payroll months after they've left their jobs as part of deals that in many cases are designed to keep former employees quiet, according to newly obtained state records.
- Canucks Sports and Entertainment names Jeff Stipec COO Updated: May-27-16 5:49 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Canucks Sports and Entertainment said Friday that Jeff Stipec is the new chief operating officer of the company that operates the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena.
- Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract Updated: May-27-16 5:18 pm
NEW YORK - Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.
- More details revealed about Tulsa inmate who broke neck Updated: May-27-16 3:49 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Officials say a Tulsa County Jail inmate who suffered a broken neck and other injuries harmed himself, damaged his holding cell and refused offers for medical care before personnel took him to the hospital.
- House, Senate to meet to draft final state budget proposal Updated: May-27-16 3:11 pm
BOSTON - House and Senate negotiators will likely begin meeting next week to draft a final state budget proposal after the Senate gave final approval to a $39.5 billion spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1.
- World's largest hedge fund gets aid package from Connecticut Updated: May-27-16 2:54 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A commission approved a $22 million loan and grant package on Friday to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade and expand its offices despite questions about whether the deal makes financial sense for a state facing continued budget problems.
- Bill would end N Carolina electronics recycling program Updated: May-27-16 1:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's electronic recycling program and ban on such equipment in landfills would end in legislation making its way through the state Senate.
- Rate hikes looming for Florida businesses after court ruling Updated: May-27-16 12:47 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida regulators are being asked to approve a whopping 17.1 percent rate hike in insurance premiums paid by the state's business owners to cover their employees.
- University of Tennessee students raise funds for LGBT center Updated: May-27-16 12:46 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - University of Tennessee students have raised funds for the school's LGBT center after a state law led to the loss of its funding.
- Report: State overpaid more than $412,000 in tax credits Updated: May-27-16 10:59 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's job creation agency has erroneously awarded more than $412,000 in tax credits to companies over how many jobs they created, and the final total could be in the millions, a new review showed.
- Online retailer on track to hire 1,000 for Maine operations Updated: May-27-16 9:44 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A company executive says an online home furnishings retailer is on track to hire 1,000 workers for its operations opening this summer in Maine.
- Flooding forces staff to move animals at Scottsbluff zoo Updated: May-27-16 8:20 am
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska - Flooding at a Scottsbluff zoo has forced workers to move some animals for their safety.
- Delaware SPCA to close Stanton shelter Updated: May-27-16 8:10 am
STANTON, Delaware - The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is closing its flagship Stanton animal shelter next month because of mounting debt.
- GE Transportation plans to transfer up to 190 Erie jobs Updated: May-27-16 7:18 am
ERIE, Pennsylvania - GE Transportation says the company plans to transfer up to 190 jobs from northwestern Pennsylvania to other locations.
- Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives Updated: May-27-16 7:03 am
BOBIGNY, France - A French judge postponed a trial Friday against Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives in a violent protest, apparently fearing it could enflame tensions amid nationwide strikes over France's labor system.
- Paychex expands Baton Rouge offices, creating 100 new jobs Updated: May-27-16 4:20 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State officials say Paychex, a New York-based company that specializes in payroll and personnel services, is expanding its operations in Baton Rouge and adding 100 new jobs.
- After focus on social issues, Pence facing tough re-election Updated: May-26-16 9:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence smiled for the TV cameras this month as a technology company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers and add its name to the tallest tower in the Indianapolis skyline. Then the celebratory news conference took an awkward turn.