- Vegas water district official departs, FBI probing purchases Updated: Apr-29-16 1:23 pm
LAS VEGAS - At least one former Las Vegas water district official is no longer on the payroll, and federal authorities are investigating allegations that a purchasing agent made $4 million worth of unauthorized purchases that were shipped to a New Jersey address.
- US employment costs up modest 0.6 percent in first quarter Updated: Apr-29-16 8:32 am
WASHINGTON - Employment costs paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a slightly faster pace in the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, as wages and salaries gained steam.
- Many lawmakers pan McCrory difference on teachers, workers Updated: Apr-27-16 6:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory's $22.3 billion budget proposal released Wednesday relies on slower Medicaid growth and a small revenue surplus to let him offer permanent pay raises to most teachers and avoid proposing spending cuts that have become routine since the Great Recession.
- Former Gov. Beshear releases 2015 income tax returns Updated: Apr-27-16 3:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has released tax returns from his final year in office.
- Atlantic City won't consider 20 percent pay cut proposal Updated: Apr-26-16 5:59 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A proposal by an Atlantic City councilman for a 20 percent pay cut on elected and appointed officials lasted only a few hours before it was shot down.
- Governments struggle to enforce "living wage" laws Updated: Apr-26-16 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly.
- NY union board backs 1-year contract agreement Updated: Apr-21-16 12:27 am
ALBANY, New York - The executive board of a union representing 53,000 state workers is backing a retroactive one-year contract agreement.
- Seeking 'fresh start,' Bevin removes pension system chairman Updated: Apr-20-16 8:25 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Republican Gov. Matt Bevin removed the chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees Wednesday, saying one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems needs a "fresh start."
- Suit: Conviction fees paying judge's salary unconstitutional Updated: Apr-20-16 7:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit is challenging a Louisiana court system's use of fees people pay upon conviction of misdemeanor crimes to pay a judge's salary and other court expenses.
- Alabama House approves retirement bill for new state hires Updated: Apr-19-16 6:11 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill passed in the Alabama House of Representatives would automatically enroll new state employees in individual retirement accounts.
- Bentley releases income tax returns Updated: Apr-18-16 5:28 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday released his 2015 income tax returns, the first since losing a significant portion of his assets in his divorce from former first lady Dianne Bentley.
- Cranston cop at center of ticketing scandal off the payroll Updated: Apr-18-16 8:05 am
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - The Cranston police officer at the center of the city's ticketing scandal has left the force after more than two years' paid leave.
- Illinois comptroller: Pay for officeholders to be delayed Updated: Apr-17-16 3:01 pm
CHICAGO - Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due to the prolonged budget impasse, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said Sunday.
- Report: ex-staff for Attorney General Ken Paxton still paid Updated: Apr-15-16 11:55 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The state is paying thousands of dollars in salaries and benefits to at least two former high-level staffers in Attorney General Ken Paxton's office who haven't worked there for over a month.
- Southeastern New Mexico city cuts salaries amid oil downturn Updated: Apr-15-16 6:04 am
EUNICE, New Mexico - A southeastern New Mexico city is cutting salaries for elected officials thanks to a downturn in oil prices.
- GOP revives cuts to commissioner pay, campaign subsidies Updated: Apr-14-16 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Republicans are reviving cost-reduction measures in a second budget go-around, detailing their plans Thursday to cut state agency commissioner salaries, freeze public employee hiring and suspend Minnesota's public campaign subsidy program.
- Hanford contractor eligible for $18.8M in incentives Updated: Apr-12-16 1:14 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor is eligible to receive $18.8 million in incentive pay from the U.S. Department of Energy for its work last year, but the money has not been paid because of a dispute.
- Texas attorney general charged with federal securities fraud Updated: Apr-11-16 5:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Federal securities regulators charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Monday with four counts of civil fraud, piling on more legal troubles for the Republican already under criminal indictment for allegations that he deceived friends and wealthy investors - at least once with high-pressure tactics.
- Kuwait oil workers union threatens strike over benefits cut Updated: Apr-11-16 2:51 pm
KUWAIT CITY - A union in Kuwait says employees in six oil and petrochemical companies will go on strike next Sunday over their salaries and benefits unless the country's Oil Ministry agrees to their demands.
- St Tammany Parish postpones coroner's proposed pay raise Updated: Apr-11-16 4:15 am
COVINGTON, Louisiana - The St. Tammany Parish Council has postponed discussion of a proposal to give Coroner Charles Preston a 64 percent pay raise.
- 17 California lawmakers collect both pension check, salary Updated: Apr-10-16 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES - A search of pension system records has found 17 California lawmakers collect government pension checks on top of their monthly salaries, a newspaper reported Sunday.
- Atlantic City lives to spend another day in cash crisis Updated: Apr-08-16 4:40 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City retained control over what little cash it still has on hand Friday, as a judge rejected an attempt by Gov. Chris Christie's administration to freeze the city's assets until it pays the school system what it owes.
- Florida Gov. signs bill for families of first responders Updated: Apr-08-16 11:17 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty will be eligible for additional benefits under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.
- Garbage piles up in Johannesburg as collectors strike Updated: Apr-04-16 11:36 am
JOHANNESBURG - Authorities in South Africa's biggest city have asked residents to be on the alert for rats, which are thriving because of a four-week strike by garbage collectors pressing for a salary increase.
- In Russia, bribes drive up the cost of living Updated: Apr-01-16 8:31 am
MOSCOW - The Moscow construction company executive ticks off bribes typically paid by construction companies here for a long list of permits and inspections needed to build a residential apartment building - or anything else in Russia.