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Stories with subject: Government pay
  • Fiercely debated measures die as legislative session ends 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:45 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada's 120-day legislative session has finally drawn to a close, and many of the hot-button issues debated during the session ended up dying at midnight on Monday.

  • House Democrats release revised state budget plan 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:15 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - As a second special legislative session starts its first full week in Washington state, House Democrats on Monday released their latest state budget proposal and negotiations with the Republican Senate moved to the governor's office.

  • Error delays payroll deposits for GA social services workers 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:00 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia social service officials say employees should be getting their checks deposited soon after a glitch delayed processing.

  • Palmeiras beats Corinthians 2-0 for 1st Brazilian league win 
    Updated: May-31-15 8:03 pm

    SAO PAULO - Veteran playmaker Ze Roberto scored in first-half injury time to help Palmeiras defeat rival Corinthians 2-0 on Sunday for its first win in this year's Brazilian league.

  • Nevada governor's budget proposes raise for state employees 
    Updated: May-30-15 8:37 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers are considering raising state employee salaries through a cost of living salary adjustment for the first time in six years.

  • Norway settles pay equity dispute with $1.9 million payout 
    Updated: May-30-15 5:29 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Norway agreed this week to pay a former employee at its Minneapolis consulate nearly $2 million, settling a long-running dispute over gender pay equity.

  • Treasurer: Legislature's inaction will raise pension costs 
    Updated: May-29-15 8:31 pm

    TIGARD, Oregon - School districts and local governments will have to pay more for employee pensions because legislative leaders are blocking a bill to restructure the management of Oregon's investments, state Treasurer Ted Wheeler said Friday.

  • Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 7:53 pm

    ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.

  • Report: Rauner schools czar paid through agency facing cuts 
    Updated: May-28-15 12:49 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying the hefty salary of his new education secretary from the budget of the state human services agency, where he recommended millions of dollars in cuts to programs aimed at dealing with autism, epilepsy and burials for the indigent, according to records that the Chicago Sun-Times obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Nigeria paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end crisis 
    Updated: May-26-15 5:28 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new president in the country, oil suppliers said Wednesday.

  • What to watch: Crunch time calm; texting while driving bill 
    Updated: May-24-15 9:07 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - The closing days of Texas' legislative session usually mean political chaos, with some lawmakers scrambling to finalize pet proposed legislation and others working just as hard to block bills they despise.

  • 5 Cabinet directors' salaries increasing by total of $62,000 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:28 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Five of Gov. Nikki Haley's Cabinet directors will collectively see their salaries increase by about $62,000, as per the Republican governor's recommendations.

  • Gov. Inslee donating raise to school fundraising site 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:45 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee says that he's donating his pay raise to a fundraising site that helps with school expenses.

  • FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves 
    Updated: May-19-15 1:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.

  • The Latest: Idaho lawmakers approve child-support bill story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 9:28 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - 7:15 (MDT)

  • Elected state officials in Montana to see pay increases 
    Updated: May-18-15 3:24 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Elected state officials in Montana from the governor to district judges will receive automatic pay raises on July 1 based on average salaries from surrounding states.

  • Senate votes to override Fallin veto of pay bill 
    Updated: May-15-15 7:11 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has overridden Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to change how future elected state officials are paid.

  • Judge: McDonald's workers can sue over costly payroll cards 
    Updated: May-15-15 6:58 pm

    WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania - A northeastern Pennsylvania judge has ruled that more than 2,000 people can take the owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants to court over their practice of paying employees with fee-laden debit cards.

  • Cuomo sides with NYC police, fire unions on disability pay 
    Updated: May-14-15 11:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he stands behind police and fire unions in a fight to increase the benefits city uniformed workers will receive if they're seriously injured on the job.

  • Board approves raises for Washington state lawmakers, others 
    Updated: May-13-15 6:01 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - A state salary-setting board voted Wednesday to give Washington lawmakers a raise along with the governor and several other state officials.

  • Panel votes to raise Arkansas prosecutors' salaries 
    Updated: May-13-15 5:32 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas commission quickly approved raising full-time prosecutors' salaries by 23 percent on Wednesday, a move that's drawn a relatively muted response compared to the public backlash over pay increases granted other elected officials earlier this year.

  • Benghazi prompts CIA to look at expanding survivor benefits story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 12:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - The family of a CIA operative killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya is in talks with the spy agency to expand survivor benefits for relatives of contractors who die in the line of duty.

  • Michigan panel urges lawmakers to give justices raises 
    Updated: May-13-15 10:38 am

    LANSING, Michigan - A panel is recommending that lawmakers give 3 percent raises to Michigan Supreme Court justices in 2017 and 2018.

  • Opelousas board gives new mayor $9,000 raise 
    Updated: May-13-15 8:16 am

    OPELOUSAS, Louisiana - The Opelousas Board of Aldermen have approved a $9,000 annual raise for Mayor Reggie Tatum after spirited debate that touched on mayors' salaries across the state and whether the new mayor has earned it.

  • McCrory, legislators talk incentives, budget with NC Chamber 
    Updated: May-12-15 8:22 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory says the legislature must pass his proposed economic incentives so it can stay competitive with surrounding states for jobs and extend prosperity. House Speaker Tim Moore wants to help rural counties experience the economic recovery, too. And Senate leader Phil Berger says tax rates must continue to fall.