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  • Harrisburg budget blame game begins

    Harrisburg budget blame game begins
    HARRISBURG — Since the fall, Barry Shutt has carried a fold-up chair and cardboard sign to the state Capitol several times a week. He sets up near the marble Rotunda steps that separate the House and Senate. Or he'll be in the East Wing, always...
  • Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep

     Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep
    California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
  • Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County

    Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County
    Nearly 900 retirees from Lake County government, Lake County public schools and the College of Lake County collect six-figure annual pensions — including 14 whose pensions pay out more than $200,000 per year, according to a Chicago-based watchdog...
  • Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits

    Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits
    It's no secret that Social Security is in serious trouble. The number of retirees is going to soar, and the number of workers paying taxes to support them is not. Left unchecked, the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission concluded in 2010, "these immense...
  • U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security

    U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century. It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "There's a...
  • Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day

    Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day
    After Republican Gov. Larry Hogan delivered his State of the State speech in February, he received an email from former U.S. Congresswoman Helen Bentley. Bentley, R-Md., chided Hogan for his aggressive stance against the heavily controlled Democratic...
  • Couple nearing retirement contend with long unemployment

    Couple nearing retirement contend with long unemployment
    Like many baby boomers looking for steady work, Rafael Martinez has been stuck in his own personal recession. Reverberations from the economic crash wiped out his career as a high-earning salesman. Since then, he has endured long spells of...
  • How to find a financial adviser you can trust

    How to find a financial adviser you can trust
    Q. It was with great interest that I read your recent article on free retirement-planning dinners. I'm a retired Miami-Dade policeman, and have turned down three dinner invitations from financial planning services recently because I was suspicious they...
  • Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms

    Try Budget Discipline And Benefit Reforms
    It's become budgetary Groundhog Day. This is the fourth consecutive biennium in which the state has faced stagnant or shrinking revenues and had to fill a projected deficit with a tin cup and a meat cleaver. Needed programs and services are cut while...
  • The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them

    The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them
    In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more...
  • For retirement savers, target-date funds offer one-stop shopping

    For retirement savers, target-date funds offer one-stop shopping
    Target-date funds have become a popular hands-off investment choice. And a new study shows that investors who make the most of these funds are coming out ahead. According to Morningstar, investor returns — which take into account investor...