| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has reluctantly approved a Kaiser Permanente rate hike for more than 45,000 public employees and their families, after aggressively pressing the nonprofit healthcare coverage provider for months to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Detroit's bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bonds and other debt that make it...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Editors' Note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Connecticut taxpayers and beneficiaries of public pension funds got welcome news this past week.
Wall Street was kind to beleaguered public employee pension funds managed by the state. The funds earned a robust average of nearly 11.5 percent on their...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:51 PM
In the short term, the sale of the Morgan Street parking garage to the state looks like a good deal for Hartford. Though the deal is still being negotiated, details reported thus far indicate the city will receive a total of $26.2 million for an asset...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:15 AM
As Sen. Ben Cardin wrote recently, 650,000 federal employees nationwide are on furlough ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22). I was recently asked whether I was aware that as all these soldiers return from Afghanistan they are going to be laid off...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:20 AM
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Amid the news coverage of Detroit's recent bankruptcy filing, Michael thought he heard something about public-sector workers there not paying Social Security taxes.
What's up with that? Aren't all...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Baltimore officials have dropped more than 1,600 spouses, children and others from city health care coverage after workers failed to fill out forms to prove they were eligible dependents.
The city purged the health care rolls after questions were...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her plan to drop ineligible individuals from Baltimore's health care insurance but pledged Friday to accommodate city workers whose family members lost coverage if a city mistake was to blame.
Nearly 2,200 spouses,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Two men could face life in prison if convicted of embezzling more than $822,000 from the city of Buena Park during their time as city employees, the Orange County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Rudolph P. Juarez, 56, of Anaheim, who...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The city of Costa Mesa opened contract negotiations with its largest employee association this week by offering a 5% pay cut, a 5% increase in pension contributions and other sharp reductions in compensation that a workers' representative deemed...