Can Government Employees Criticize the Government?

View Newsletter in Browser to Governing Magazine & Newsletters on Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn FEATURED STORY FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2017 Can Government Employees Criticize the Government? They have fewer free-speech rights than private workers, but what counts as a fireable offense is debatable. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST GOVERNING NEWS & COMMENTARY Finance : Pensions Protest Bathroom Bills, a Billion-Dollar Showdown in Kansas and More A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use. Finance The Real Price of College Most states don’t keep track of how much they give to students and their families in tax breaks. That could be hurting their ability to make college affordable for all. Assessments Shopping Inside Is Out For centuries, commerce and fresh air went together. They’re starting to again. LATEST WEB HEADLINES Health & Human Services In Search for Obamacare Replacement, Small Group of GOP Governors Called Upon to Help Politics California Legislator Removed From Chamber Floor After Criticizing a Late Senator Public Safety & Justice Spicer Confirms States’ Fears: A Coming U.S. Crackdown on Recreational Marijuana Washington Governor Bars State Agencies From Enforcing Federal Immigration Laws To Carry a Concealed Weapon in New Hampshire, Permit No Longer Necessary Prosecutors Drop Some Charges Against Ex-Utah AG Education States Can Now Restrict Transgenders’ Bathroom Use, But Will They? NEWS IN NUMBERS 8/26/1818 Date on the Illinois seal, which a bill making its way through the legislature would change to Dec. 3, 1818 — when the state joined the union. In August 1818, Illinois passed its first constitution. MORE WHO SAID THAT? “I can tell you how to grow [marijuana]. But I can’t use it. I’m drug-tested for the state department of agriculture." MORE Unsubscribe″ > | Opt out of all e.Republic email | Privacy Statement © 2017 e.Republic. All rights reserved. 100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630. Phone: 916-932-1300