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†Across the country and in communities like Aberdeen, government employees protect and serve our nation. To honor these workers and their service, May 5-11 has been nationally designated as Public Service Recognition Week. †If you checked the weather...
SCHOOL FUNDING SD lawmakers approve new study of school funding PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A special committee of South Dakota lawmakers will take another look at the state's system for funding public school districts. The Legislature's Executive...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Leaders of an organization of state employees are pushing for improvements in their dental plan and more timely information on their health insurance plan. Leaders of the South Dakota State Employees Organization met...
State employees would get a raise of at least $1,000 under a deal struck Saturday by House and Senate negotiators, as the final pieces of the state budget fell into place. Under the plan agreed to by Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart,...
Aberdeen residents who need to install or improve a sump pump system have a choice of two programs -- one of them a grant, the other a loan -- to help pay for them. †The sump pump work could be covered under a home rehab grant program offered by Homes...
Tags: Career and Workplace, Government, Employees, Politics
Blue Shield of California may be losing its longtime grip on one of the healthcare industry's most coveted insurance contracts. Officials at the California Public Employees' Retirement System are recommending breaking up Blue Shield's current...
Labor unions representing federal employees reacted angrily to the $3.8 trillion budget unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama, who proposed trimming $20 billion from federal retirement benefits — reopening a debate many Democrats felt had...
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that city employees should pay considerably more for their healthcare and retirement benefits to avoid “giant balloon payments” in coming years. Appearing on KTTV’s “Good...
For more than half of my 38 years in the news business, I've been a member of a union, though I'm not currently. And my late father was a proud Teamster for decades. So I appreciate the goods that unions deliver to nearly 15 million members in the...
Pension plan The Chicago Tribune was incorrect when it wrote that the pension plan proposed by state Reps. Tom Morrison, R-Palatine, and Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, lacked the support of a third lawmaker ("On the road to nowhere; Lawmakers, it's all about...
In his Wednesday column, Steve Lopez said it's time for public employee unions to make concessions. Lopez said he believes strongly in unions but the times require compromise: For more than half of my 38 years in the news business, I've been a member of...
Tags: Government, Labor Markets, Politics
Ten weeks before he leaves office, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday offered a $7.7-billion budget that would begin reversing years of cuts to basic city services such as tree trimming and sidewalk repairs while avoiding employee layoffs...
Apr 29, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
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