By Jasper Scherer Updated 1:05 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's relationship with the police and municipal employee unions is being given credit for the pension deal he struck in 2017. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's relationship with the police and municipal employee unions is being given credit for the pension deal he struck in 2017. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's relationship with the police and municipal employee unions is being given credit for the pension deal he struck in 2017. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's relationship with the police and municipal employee unions is being given credit for the pension deal he struck in 2017. … [Read more...] about Longshoremen’s union drops support for Turner, Buzbee asks others to follow suit
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Baby wipes, Q-Tips, bottled water and expensive dinners were all part of an elaborate embezzlement scheme by powerful electricians union leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty and Philadelphia Councilman Bobby Henon, according to a federal indictment revealed Wednesday morning. Officials announced 116 corruption charges against Dougherty, Henon and several IBEW Local 98 union employees and associates. Consumer Alert Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets That May Contain Rubber The 160-page indictment alleges that Dougherty and his co-defendants conspired to embezzle union money for their own families, friends and business, federal officials said. They concealed these funds by falsifying documentation to make the money appear union-related, according to the indictment. Read the complete indictment below. Apple Opens New Chapter as iPhone Sales Fall and Stock Sinks Charges include conspiracy to embezzle labor union funds, falsification of labor union records, making false … [Read more...] about Powerful Philly Union Leader Accused of Elaborate Embezzlement Scheme
Voters spoke. Now city officials are facing a new reality that credit-ratings agencies may downgrade San Antonio’s credit worthiness. Fitch Ratings, one of the three major agencies that determine the credit ratings, said it plans to re-evaluate San Antonio’s profile after the approval of two of three proposed charter amendments. “Any time expenditure flexibility is materially affected, which we believe Proposition C does, we will assess those changes and their impact to the city’s credit quality,” said Jose Acosta, a senior director for Fitch. “So, our upcoming review with the city will hopefully give us some insight into the city’s strategy and how it plans to operate under the revised City Charter and maintain its strong financial profile.” City Manager Sheryl Sculley said she expects to discuss the “overall revenue and expense picture” of San Antonio and the effect of the Nov. 6 vote with Fitch in a pre-scheduled meeting … [Read more...] about Fitch to reassess San Antonio credit worthiness after charter amendment election
PAC seeks criminal charges for fire union, others for allegedly violating election law By Josh Baugh August 8, 2018 Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News In April, Chris Steele, (foreground) president of the San Antonio firefighters union, delivered boxes filled with signed petitions for three proposed City Charter amendments to City Hall. In April, Chris Steele, (foreground) president of the San Antonio... A day after a political action committee sued the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association over allegations it illegally funded its charter-amendment petition campaign, the group is now recommending to county and state officials that the union’s president and others be charged for allegedly violating election and state law. Express Newsletters Get the latest news, sports and food features sent directly to your inbox. Sign up Most Popular 1 Wildfires explode into raging … [Read more...] about PAC seeks criminal charges for fire union, others for allegedly violating election law
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