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Olympian The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday morning in a pair of similar pension cases that dealt with the Legislature's right to repeal retirement benefits it never meant to be permanent for state and local-government employees.
Kansas ranks 4th in nation on list of most-threatened public pension plans."...As chair of the Keeping the Kansas Promise Coalition, I want to address the issue. When we think of the bedrocks of our community, we conjure up images of our public
Buzz readers may remember this post about a study involving public pensions across the nation. The Kansas pension shortfall, you may recall, was found to be among the worst in the nation...Here's what they said: This article is in response to Dave
The executive director of the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System announced Tuesday she is stepping down to head a national organization. Dana Bilyeu, 52, has been employed with the state's public retirement system since 1989. She has served
Reader poll When Gov. Jerry Brown last year signed legislation to trim public pension costs, he signaled that he would build on the momentum. It's not perfect because we don't deal with perfection in politics. We deal with imperfection, Brown said
After a period of dire warnings and scandal, voters will decide next month whether to change the Illinois Constitution so that it's harder to improve retirement benefits for public employees. The amendment would require a three-fifths vote instead of
Ohio (AP) Big changes are ahead for nearly 1.8 million workers, retirees and family members covered by Ohio's five public pension funds. State lawmakers cleared a package of bills this week aimed at shoring up the systems' finances and keeping them
The long-awaited and yet still-dreaded changes to Ohio's five public pension systems got nearly unanimous final approval yesterday from Ohio legislators. Make no mistake about it, these measures, as painful as they might be, will stabilize the
When state lawmakers return to work today, they'll have 14 days to wrap up some of the more controversial issues in what has been described as a contentious and highly partisan session...Some hot topics, particularly statewide private school vouchers
Neil Carpenter took a pay cut when he accepted a job as a Louisiana state accountant more than 12 years ago, but he figured he would make up for the loss with a retirement check that would guarantee long-term financial security for him and his family.