- SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators Updated: Aug-03-15 8:20 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama coach Nick Saban and his staff always devote some offseason time to studying new offensive and defensive coordinators, just perhaps not quite this much.
- US paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter Updated: Jul-31-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.
- Starkville employee pay tied into raises for aldermen, mayor Updated: Jul-31-15 4:14 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - The Starkville Board of Aldermen has voted to increase the minimum worker pay rate by tying the issue with a salary increase that will boost salaries for the next administration.
- Former BLM worker sentenced to 1 year for fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 7:12 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge sentenced a former Bureau of Land Management employee on Wednesday to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to continuing to draw a federal salary after leaving his job for another.
- 3 pension funds sue New Jersey for billions in damages Updated: Jul-27-15 8:01 pm
Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned.
- Indiana mayor seeks 11 percent pay hike for city's officers Updated: Jul-27-15 4:07 am
GREENSBURG, Indiana - A southeastern Indiana mayor is seeking a nearly 11 percent pay hike for his city's police officers in hopes of preventing some of them from being lured away by better-paying jobs.
- Timeline of compensation for Illinois General Assembly Updated: Jul-26-15 11:16 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A timeline of the compensation for members of the Illinois General Assembly:
- Scary headlines don't deter investors Updated: Jul-25-15 5:26 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Chinese stocks have just pulled out of a frightening free-fall. Big companies in the U.S. are struggling to boost profits.
- Chief justice says no quick way to sack Ann Arbor judge Updated: Jul-23-15 10:02 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Michigan's chief justice says there's no immediate way to remove an Ann Arbor judge who collects a salary despite being stripped of his courtroom duties.
- Tennessee sheriff sues county over salary dispute Updated: Jul-22-15 8:53 am
BOLIVAR, Tennessee - Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen has sued the county mayor and the county over a salary dispute involving his department.
- Unemployment rate dips slightly in Mississippi in June Updated: Jul-21-15 1:19 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's unemployment rate dipped in June, but employer payrolls fell, as the state's job market sent mixed messages.
- Legal fight over state worker pay sees 2 key rulings Friday Updated: Jul-17-15 9:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The legal ping pong over paying Illinois government workers without a budget took new bounces Friday, with appellate justices reversing one order and the Supreme Court declining to step into the fray.
- Illinois House takes no action on additional appropriation Updated: Jul-15-15 6:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on the last day of lawmakers' deadline to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget veto. (All times local):
- Illinois Senate to vote on temporary budget, Rauner opposed Updated: Jul-14-15 4:36 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois Senate committee has endorsed a one-month state budget plan that includes full salaries for state employees in July.
- Appeals court upholds Katrina insurance fraud verdict Updated: Jul-14-15 3:47 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can seek more evidence of fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
- AG Madigan files Supreme Court appeal in state employee pay Updated: Jul-13-15 6:38 pm
CHICAGO - Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office filed an emergency appeal Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court to settle dueling court orders about whether state employees can get paid during the budget impasse.
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs state budget with changes Updated: Jul-12-15 10:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the next Wisconsin state budget into law on Sunday, brushing aside complaints from his own party about the $73 billion spending plan and fulfilling his promise to get it done before he announces he is running for the Republican nomination for president.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget signed by governor Updated: Jul-12-15 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the $73 billion state budget into law Sunday, a day ahead of announcing his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
- Suspended judge says he looks forward to return to work Updated: Jul-12-15 3:04 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire judge suspended for 60 days without pay after an angry outburst at a deputy sheriff and related dismissal of an emergency commitment case involving a suicidal woman says he respects the disciplinary decision.
- Rauner pension plan would end union negotiations, freeze pay Updated: Jul-12-15 12:35 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois could save billions of dollars each year through an ambitious new plan to address hugely underfunded pension systems, a proposal he describes as "fair and reasonable" for both government workers and taxpayers.
- Amite Town Council gives themselves pay raise Updated: Jul-10-15 7:59 am
AMITE, Louisiana - Members of the Amite Town Council have voted to give themselves a raise.
- Judge orders comptroller to pay state workers amid impasse Updated: Jul-09-15 7:11 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A St. Clair County judge has ordered the Illinois comptroller to fully pay state workers despite the Legislature's failure to adopt a budget.
- Walker's budget passes, though most GOP opposition he's seen Updated: Jul-09-15 12:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hoped a larger Republican majority in his state's Legislature would lead to the quick and smooth passage of a budget, a perfect kickoff to his all-but-announced campaign for president.
- Texas investment group plans to bring 300-plus jobs to NC Updated: Jul-08-15 3:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A Texas-based investment management company plans to build its East Coast headquarters in North Carolina, generating more than 300 jobs within five years at its proposed Charlotte office, state and corporate officials announced Wednesday.
- The Latest: Senate votes to repeal local prevailing wage Updated: Jul-07-15 6:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin's full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $73 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here's a rundown on debate developments Tuesday (all times are local):