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Stories with subject: Government pay
  • Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:03 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place.

  • W.Va. state workers file grievances over payday switch 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:29 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Some state workers have filed grievances over a change in pay periods that they say could cost West Virginia public employees more than $7.5 million altogether.

  • 2nd-highest paid L.A. employee paid through settlement 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:44 am

    LOS ANGELES - Newly released salary data shows that the second-highest paid Los Angeles County employee made almost $790,000 in 2014, but didn't attend work a single day.

  • Ex-payroll manager pleads guilty to software firm theft 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 6:22 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Federal prosecutors say a former software company payroll manager has pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to her theft of nearly $1.7 million from a software firm.

  • Louisiana job totals shrink, even as July jobless rate dips 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 4:58 pm

    Fewer people had jobs in Louisiana in July as employer payrolls shrank, but the unemployment rate fell again as even more people left the labor force.

  • Bucks spent most on lobbying state lawmakers through June 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 1:52 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Milwaukee Bucks spent more money lobbying the Wisconsin Legislature than any other organization during the first half of the year, as the NBA team was pushing for approval of a new basketball arena, a report released Friday showed.

  • Former mayor returns as East St. Louis city manager 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 1:32 pm

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - A former East St. Louis mayor defeated in his April re-election bid has now been hired as city manager at an annual salary of $100,000, twice his mayoral pay, as his successor says the municipal government faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall.

  • Lawmakers see own funds dwindle in Pennsylvania budget fight 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:49 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The country's largest full-time Legislature will soon have to decide where it will get the money to pay thousands of employees and other costs as its surplus, once more than $200 million, is rapidly dwindling amid Pennsylvania's budget crisis.

  • City of Gary approves $10,000 in police officer pay raises 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 1:55 pm

    GARY, Indiana - The Gary City Council has approved a $10,000 pay raise by 2017 for police in an attempt to make the department more competitive with surrounding areas.

  • Last burst of summer fun for Tunisia's doomed beach hotels 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 8:05 pm

    HAMMAMET, Tunisia - The jet skis roar by the shore and the water is full of splashing children along the Tunisian Riviera, where despite the deadly attack that killed 38 tourists in June, the beaches are still full - for now.

  • Last burst of summer fun for Tunisia's doomed beach hotels story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 8:19 am

    HAMMAMET, Tunisia - The jet skis roar by the shore and the water is full of splashing children along the Tunisian Riviera, where despite the deadly attack that killed 38 tourists in June, the beaches are still full - for now.

  • Food banks struggle to meet surprising demand story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 1:28 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Food banks nationwide are dealing with rising demand despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount they offer each family.

  • Football coaches top list of state salaries 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:47 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - Washington State University football coach Mike Leach and University of Washington football coach Chris Peterson topped the list of salaries received by state employees last year.

  • Leaked documents raise anger over Palestinian corruption story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 7:46 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Documents leaked online detailing two attempts by Palestinian officials to misuse public funds have triggered outrage, highlighting the corruption and mismanagement critics say remains rampant in the Palestinian government.

  • State says judge's suit over age rule should be thrown out 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 2:40 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas attorney general's office contends that a Union County circuit judge has no grounds to sue over judicial retirement statutes and says his lawsuit should be thrown out.

  • Desegregation compliance officer seeks court-ordered raise 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 11:17 am

    AMITE, Louisiana - The court compliance officer in Tangipahoa Parish's desegregation case is seeking a court-imposed raise after the school board refused his request to double his salary.

  • Top Illinois governor staff salaries paid by other agencies 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 1:50 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An analysis by The Associated Press found that half of the $7.8 million in salaries paid to state employees who do a significant amount of work for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is paid by other state agencies. The practice, which opponents call "off-shoring," has been used by Illinois governors for years. But Rauner's use of it has been criticized by Democrats during a standoff over how to fix the state's budget crisis.

  • Illinois agencies cover half the pay for Gov. Rauner's staff 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 1:47 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner promised a leaner, more transparent administration than his predecessors, yet he's rigorously following their time-honored practice of asking other departments to sign paychecks for his staff.

  • Alaska grads bound for teaching jobs in Japan say 'sayonara' 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 7:05 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The group raised their glasses of Alaska-brewed beer in celebration at Tokyo Garden, a restaurant in Midtown Anchorage with decor inspired by the country that the recent college graduates would leave for on a 5:45 a.m. flight the next day.

  • 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.