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  • Glendale council and union strike a deal

    The City Council struck a deal with Glendale’s largest union this week to reverse a 1.5% pay cut council members imposed on the Glendale City Employees Assn. in 2010. Although the pay cut for the 750-member union will be lifted, rank-and-file...
  • Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis

     Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis
    Illinois' crushing public pension crisis has been literally decades in the making, but the present stalemate in Springfield over how to resolve it can be traced in great measure to a single point in time: July 21, 1970. Richard Nixon was president,...
  • Commentary: Educators' pension plans at risk too

    Unfunded public employee pensions and city bankruptcy filings are daily news. Why do cities make headlines when our local Orange County schools are at risk to the tune of $6.2 billion? If you don't believe me, check out http://www.calpers.ca.gov and...
  • Thumbs Up, Down

    Thumbs down on Major League Baseball for starting so many playoff and World Series games after 8 p.m., too late for children — the audience of tomorrow — to watch more than a couple of innings. Baseball survives despite the people who run it....
  • Council contracts security firm to run city jail

    The Costa Mesa City Council voted late Tuesday night to outsource its jail after a judge earlier in the day denied a request to block that move. The council's 4-1 decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting, approved a contract with G4S...
  • When will enough be enough for voters?

    In December 2012, Glendale Finance Director Bob Elliott told the public, “…at some point, we’ll have more retirees than active.” In the April 20 News-Press, in the story headlined “Pension cost rise to hit city budget,&...
  • LAX shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA

    LAX shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA
    WASHINGTON — The killing of a TSA screener in Los Angeles is symptomatic of a growing antipathy toward government workers and TSA personnel in particular, experts said Saturday. Specialists on hate crimes and union officials decried what they said...
  • No love for furloughed city workers?

    The Sun's recent front page article on the hardships facing Maryland's federal government employees on furlough included one who was making $67,000 per year ("Sequester pains hit home," July 12). I don't recall seeing front page coverage when...
  • Rawlings-Blake seeks to switch new employees from pensions to 401(k)-style plans

    Rawlings-Blake seeks to switch new employees from pensions to 401(k)-style plans
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today plans to introduce legislation to switch new city employees from the a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.  By implementing the switch, the city expects to save $1 million in fiscal year 2014, with...
  • Government works on rules for phased retirement

    For the past year, the Office of Personnel Management has been working on regulations that will allow older federal workers to phase into retirement. The idea is that these employees would continue to work part time, collect a partial pension — and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Country needs us to set it on right path

    Many things are not going well for us and our country. So where do we go from here? Well, as people sometimes say when playing bridge, let's review the bidding. For every dollar the federal government spends, it is borrowing or printing 20 cents. That...