Source: Indianapolis Star | Indiana |
September 10, 2012
The Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW has emerged as a lead plaintiff among investors who believe Wal-Mart's officers and directors breached their fiduciary duty to shareholders by stifling an internal company probe of the alleged bribery operation.
Mark Headd, a self-taught computer programmer and self-described "civic hacking veteran," has joined the Nutter administration as the city's first chief data officer, responsible for improving public access to information the city collects.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Utah |
September 7, 2012
State Superintendent Larry Shumway plans to retire after three years as Utah’s top education official -- a time marked by debates over academic standards and testing and a recession that strained schools here and nationwide.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Chicago |
August 30, 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union filed a 10-day strike notice that moved the city closer to its first teacher walkout in 25 years and left the district racing to finalize a plan if more than 402,000 students are locked out of the classroom.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.