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Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month. “I feel tired. Honestly, I’m...

Evers refuses to release day's worth of emails as requested

Nov. 11, 2019 4:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers refused to release one day's worth of emails as requested under Wisconsin's open records law, a move that advocacy groups say is an illegal interpretation of the law. WITI-TV reports that it initially made a request under the open records law for just over four weeks of...

Louisiana senator charged with making false statements

Nov. 8, 2019 4:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana state senator who is under investigation for possible payroll fraud is now being accused of making false statements about his rental property. News outlets report Democratic Sen. Wesley Bishop of New Orleans was charged Friday with making a false statement to a federal...

Chile: president promotes minimum wage hike to quell unrest

Nov. 6, 2019 10:46 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president sent a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage, one of a series of measures to try to contain nearly three weeks of anti-government protests over inequality in one of Latin America's richest countries. President Sebastian Piñera signed...

Compensation board eyes lawmaker, department head pay review

Nov. 6, 2019 6:59 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A commission tasked with reviewing the salaries and benefits of Alaska lawmakers and top state officials isn't expected to recommend changes before the start of the next legislative session. Kate Sheehan is director of the state Division of Personnel and Labor Relations. She says the...

Zimbabwe police stop protest march by civil servants

Nov. 6, 2019 9:11 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police Wednesday blocked government workers from marching to protest for better salaries, a day after dozens of public hospital doctors were fired for striking for more pay. Strikes have become frequent in the southern African country in recent weeks as the economy...

Chile's protests shrink in size after nearly 3 weeks

Nov. 5, 2019 8:18 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests that have gripped Chile for nearly three weeks to demand better salaries and pensions, and a more equal distribution of the wealth, shrunk in size on Tuesday. Chileans calling for better social services poured into downtown Santiago again, a day after violent clashes between...

Arkansas panel approves pay raises for appellate judges

Oct. 31, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas appellate judges are getting a pay raise. The state increased pay for the 12 appeals court judges by $2,500 plus a 2.5% bump that adjusts to cost of living. The judges are currently paid $169,671 annually, except for the chief judge, who is paid $172,298. The Arkansas...

Salary for Maryland deputy health secretary questioned

Oct. 31, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A salary that could be about $465,000 a year for a new deputy health secretary in Maryland is being questioned by a leading state lawmaker. Del. Maggie McIntosh, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, told The Baltimore Sun that she thinks it's a fairly high salary for a state...

Paralyzed by protests, Lebanon's fiscal crisis worsens

Oct. 30, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese banks have been closed for the last two weeks as the government grapples with mass demonstrations that have paralyzed the country, but an even greater crisis may set in when they reopen Friday. There are concerns the government may not have enough foreign reserves to defend its...