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LATimes: California sues Labor Department over pension changes

By Patrick McGreevy
October 4, 2013, 1:20 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The state of California on Friday sued the U.S. Department of Labor, alleging that the agency improperly denied federal grants to public transit projects in the state after erroneously deciding state pension reforms interfere with the collective bargaining rights of workers.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 – 7:52 am

Less than a year after California lawmakers mandated sweeping changes for state and local government pensions, federal officials are poised to cut off billions of dollars in transportation funding because of the new laws.

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By Brian Sumers Staff Writer
Posted: 03/15/2013 03:27:15 PM PDT
Updated: 03/15/2013 07:28:08 PM PDT

Concerned that the agency operating LAX could be illegally sending money to the city of Los Angeles, two Southern California congressmen are calling for a more thorough investigation and audit of Los Angeles World Airports’ spending patterns.

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InlandPolitics: Feds clear Derry to resume voting


Saturday, January 21, 2012 – 06:15 p.m.

The highway funding arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation has cleared San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry to resume voting on federally-funded expenditures in his duties as an elected official.

The Federal Highway Administration gave Derry the green light effective Friday.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Inland congressmen urge LA to fix Ontario

Customers are few at ticket counters inside Terminal 4 at Ontario International Airport.


Published: 21 November 2011 09:44 PM

Two Inland congressmen, fed up with the increasingly empty terminals at Ontario International Airport, on Monday asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for help.

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