| May 9, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Far too many workers don't save for retirement. Democratic lawmakers want to fix that, to their credit. But their proposed fix needs more work and a much better sales job.
A Senate bill entitled "An Act Promoting Retirement Savings" would have...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The next chapter in the saga of East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo's quest for reinstatement of his disability pension apparently will play out in court.
He and his lawyer said Friday that they plan to sue the state in Superior Court to appeal the state...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A bill in the General Assembly to help private sector workers save for retirement has conservative, pro-business lobbyists reviving their attacks on a favorite target: public-sector employees. They claim the state's pension liabilities make it...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:02 PM
State legislators vowed to pass legislation to cut back an overly generous judicial retirement provision that will give $100,000-a-year lifetime pensions to two newly appointed judges after they serve less than four years on the bench.
| May 27, 2014
| 4:21 PM
State lawmakers were supposed to fix a law that gives two freshly appointed judges pensions of $106,000 each, plus lifetime health benefits, when they retire — in less than four years.
Before they finish their first eight-year term.
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check.
It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000.
But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
| Jun 20, 2014
As more employers offer customized portfolio advice, 401(k) owners may be asking, "Am I really all that different?"
Paralyzed by arguably too many choices (or not enough good choices), 401(k) owners increasingly say they want more than just a lineup of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Saving for retirement when you're young is a prudent financial step.
But a new report shows young investors who put those savings into a Roth individual retirement account are making the smartest moves.
The study by T. Rowe Price found that a 25-year-...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:46 PM
State officials are continuing their fight to keep Naperville's police chief from collecting both a police pension and his chief's salary.
The Illinois attorney general's office this week filed an appeal of a DuPage County judge's ruling that police...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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