The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Employees of the state of Arizona: Will you give up merit protection?
As part of Governor Brewer's push for personnel reform, employees of the state of Arizona covered by merit protection are eligible for a one-time "retention stipend" if they give up their covered status. If you're a state worker, we'd like to hear whether you plan to take this offer. Is the extra money worth giving up merit protection?