IL worst in Midwest for teen employment

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Illinois, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

According to a report by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the state ranks among the worst in the country for employment of teenagers and young adults.

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New study says Obamacare hurts businesses

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Health Care, Illinois, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

In a survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, more than 18 percent of businesses responded that they have cut down on employees and reduced hiring due to expenses incurred by the Affordable Care Act.

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After SCOTUS ruling Ohio election boards prepare for early voting — a week later

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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With a Supreme Court ruling halting early voting that was to begin Tuesday, local elections boards are back to their daily routine – at least for one more week.

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Governor snaps at Omaha newspaper for its own error

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Dave Heineman snaps back at an Omaha World-Herald reporter Tuesday after being asked about the prison mess, noting the paper’s own error today.

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Federally funded Port of Gulfport continues its financial sink

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A recent audit reveals the Port of Gulfport, which received $581 million from the federal government, continues to lose money.

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Does Ohio’s school staff union really stand with workers?

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  News, Ohio, unions  /  No Comments

Photo credit: Marc Kovac, Ohio Capital Blog

Ohio Association of Public School Employees Executive Director Joe Rugola joined picketing Reynoldsburg City Schools teachers last week in a show of union solidarity.

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