- Mich. Supreme Court rules against state workers in pay case Updated: May-26-16 4:40 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state in a dispute over a proposed 2011 raise for some public workers.
- House passes different income disclosure bill for officials Updated: May-26-16 1:57 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The House has rejected the Senate's changes in a bill that would require lawmakers and other public employees to report their income from private companies.
- Lawsuit challenges potential transfer of bison range Updated: May-24-16 5:17 am
BILLINGS, Montana - An environmental group has sued federal officials over the potential transfer of the National Bison Range to American Indian tribes in Montana.
- Unions submitting signatures for corporate tax hike proposal Updated: May-20-16 8:52 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A proposal for the largest corporate tax hike in Oregon history that could pump a whopping $2.5 billion in additional funds into state coffers each year is now just one step away from getting inked onto the November ballot.
- Report: GOP passed 128 measures restricting local control Updated: May-20-16 11:39 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Since 2011, Wisconsin's Republican lawmakers have passed 128 measures restricting the authority of local government, according to the state's nonpartisan budget agency.
- Court: DA can't sue to block records release Updated: May-20-16 9:55 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Supreme Court says a prosecutor isn't a public employee and can't sue to block the release of files detailing an investigation into his conduct.
- Firing state employees would be easier under new bills Updated: May-19-16 6:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter announced a plan Thursday that would grant more authority for government officials to fire state employees, saying the change is needed to rid state government of bad workers.
- Union protesters to picket over sale of Ohio prison farms Updated: May-16-16 12:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's largest prison workers' union has scheduled a series of pickets beginning Monday against the announced shutdown of the state prison farms program.
- Deadline looms for West Virginia state worker health plans Updated: May-14-16 11:37 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The deadline for state employees, retirees and teachers to sign up for or change health insurance plans is approaching.
- Legislature upholds veto on changing union dues collection Updated: May-13-16 9:41 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators fell one vote short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto early Friday morning after a Democrat withdrew her support of changing how public-sector unions collect dues.
- UK's long-delayed Iraq War report to be published July 6 Updated: May-09-16 12:44 pm
LONDON - A long-delayed report on Britain's involvement in the Iraq war will be published July 6, seven years after the inquiry began, officials said Monday.
- Missouri House votes to override veto on public union dues Updated: May-04-16 5:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House voted Wednesday for legislation that would change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.
- Governor wants to suspend state worker pay raises next year Updated: May-04-16 2:22 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration wants to scrap pay raises for Louisiana's state workers next year, saying the state can't afford them.
- Philadelphia ending college requirement for police recruits Updated: May-03-16 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits under their belt - a shift the new commissioner says is needed to alleviate hiring woes.
- Kansas legislators approve plan for balancing state budget Updated: May-02-16 5:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have approved a plan to dump most of the work of balancing the state's budget on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback while telling him he can't cut aid to public schools.
- Civil service change criticized within Walker administration Updated: May-01-16 5:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A memo within Gov. Scott Walker's administration criticized the overhaul of Wisconsin's civil service system that Walker and Republican lawmakers approved, public records show.
- Park workers in Spain discover huge Roman coin trove Updated: Apr-29-16 10:11 am
MADRID - Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.