Firefighters Union President To Run For Lt. Governor

MADISON, WI &#8211 Firefighter and union leader Mahlon Mitchell said he’ll run against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in a likely recall election. Mitchell, a lieutenant in the Madison fire department, currently serves as the president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. He spoke out frequently last spring against Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation to repeal […]

City Rejects Police Union President’s Request To Attend Bond Rating Meeting

HOLLYWOOD, FL &#8211 Hoping to get clarity on Hollywood’s financial standing, Police Benevolent Association union President Jeff Marano asked to attend a meeting between the city’s finance director and its bond rating company. Saying it was a “private meeting,” and not “subject to Sunshine rules” the city’s finance director Matthew Lalla said no. Lalla said […]

Corrections union Petitions To Seek president’s removal

PLYMOUTH &#8211 More than a dozen Plymouth County corrections officers have signed a petition that could result in the removal of Nicole Silveira as union president. Norwood attorney Joseph G. Donnellan said that under the bylaws for the Association of County Employees Union, which represents Plymouth County correctional officers, only one signature is required, but […]

Officer stole from slain officers’ and union funds

LAKEWOOD, WA &#8211 A former Lakewood police officer pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling more than $150,000 from a fund for the children of four officers killed in November 2009. Skeeter Timothy Manos, 35, also admitted to stealing more than $47,000 from the Lakewood Police Independent Guild (LPIG) when he was treasurer of the union, beginning […]

Berkeley hires attorneys to investigate police chief

BERKELEY, CA &#8211 The city has hired attorneys to investigate Police Chief Michael Meehan’s decision to send an sergeant to a reporter’s house last week to ask for changes to a story. The city earlier this week retained Rennie Sloan Holtzman Sakay to conduct an investigation into Meehan’s actions. A statement from the city manager’s […]

Smaller Government In Theory And In Practice

Here’s an interesting story on the motivations behind and the intended (and sometimes unintended) effects of the “reinventing government” movement. The show starts by telling the story of Camden, New Jersey, where one-third of the police force has been laid off, and includes an interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a leading proponent of […]