The proposed settlement is heralded by some as a major victory, supposedly securing $100 million for the state to use for coastal restoration. In reality, the proposed settlement, if adopted, would yield nowhere near $100 million and divert much of the money it did raise to unrelated government spending. Two key flaws undermine the settlement’s...View Report
The proposed Labor Department budget for fiscal year 2013 includes money for 35 new investigators to dig through business records and go after employers and employees who contract independently.
Rep. Toni Ligi's attempt to bring greater openness and transparency to the collective bargaining process will have to wait at least one more year. His bill failed in a House committee by just one vote.
"Not only do public-sector unions hamper the effectiveness of government and the efficiency of business, they impede the ability of elected leaders to enact sound reforms."