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  • Larry Cerne, of Cleveland, protests against Senate Bill 5 at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday in Columbus. The bill would strip public employees of most collective-bargaining rights. Ohio's governor has said he would sign the measure. (Associated Press)

    Ohio set to restrict collective bargaining

    A legislative committee approved a measure Tuesday that would limit collective bargaining for 350,000 Ohio government workers, a key hurdle as the state moves closer to Wisconsin-style restrictions on public-employee unions.


  • HURT: Tea party not cause of budget stalemate

    To hear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tell it, this unprecedented budget crisis should all be blamed on the tea party's supposed iron grip on the Republican Party.


  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Mayor Gray faces challenging Monday; VCU celebration included vandalism; Va. General Assembly submitting redistricting plans; Gas prices impact Metro ridership; Unions anticipate win in Md. legislature


  • "We have a government that seems to be against us. Nobody's cheering for anything coming out of Washington," said George Allen, who is seeking to return to the U.S. Senate. But a rival for the GOP nomination is criticizing Mr. Allen for backing budgets that raised the federal debt by $3.2 trillion during his Senate term. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Allen at home on 'Us against Washington' team

    George Allen is beckoning to newly energized anti-establishment, fiscal-hawk activists with one hand while gripping a beefy political resume in the other as he embarks on a campaign to recapture the Republican nod for the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago.


  • City State: Morning Roundup, March 28

    Mayor Gray faces challenging Monday; VCU celebration included vandalism; Va. General Assembly submitting redistricting plans; Gas prices impact Metro ridership; Unions anticipate win in Md. legislature


  • Inside Politics

    Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments.


  • Parties to present Va. redistricting plans to House, Senate

    House Republicans and Senate Democrats in Virginia's General Assembly on Tuesday will submit their respective plans to redraw the lines of the state's political districts.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. (Associated Press)

    Little progress as shutdown deadline looms

    Congress gave itself a three-week reprieve on a government shutdown, then spent the first 10 days on vacation. Now, lawmakers return with the shutdown deadline once again looming, and a deal seemingly as far away as ever.


  • Associated Press
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Prince George's Democrat, is among those supporting teacher pension-cost sharing by the state's 23 counties and Baltimore.

    Md. public employees eyeing win for counties

    Public-employee unions are anticipating a big win this year in Maryland, fighting back General Assembly efforts to make counties share nearly $1 billion in teacher pension costs with the state.


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