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  • Some Burbank city workers to get refund

    Burbank will be refunding $302,000 to roughly 84 city employees after discovering that $50 deductions from their paychecks over the course of nearly a decade were illegal under federal tax law. The deductions, which were made to fund retirement...
  • State pension fund earnings beat marks

    State pension fund earnings beat marks
    The Maryland state employees' pension system reported last week that it grew to more than $40 billion during the 12 months that ended June 30 as it posted a 10.6 percent return on its investments. That performance exceeds both the state's assumption...
  • Bruce Malkenhorst: Poster boy for public employee pensions?

    Bruce Malkenhorst: Poster boy for public employee pensions?
    If I were a government employee in California, I'd cringe anytime I heard the name Bruce Malkenhorst. Malkenhorst worked for the tiny city of Vernon for 29 years, culminating with his tenure as city manager. He somehow persuaded his employer to pay...
  • S.F. supervisors back Kaiser rate hike, demand more transparency

    S.F. supervisors back Kaiser rate hike, demand more transparency
    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...
  • Myopia that bankrupted Detroit is shared by many

    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...
  • DP Buzz: Public pension contracts

    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...
  • State Pension Funds Gain, But There's Still A Long Way To Go

    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...
  • Largest California state workers union says pay raises on the way

    SACRAMENTO -- California's largest union of state workers, SEIU Local 1000, said it has reached a tentative agreement with officials of Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to award "across-the-board" pay raises to its members. The raises, which were...
  • S.F. officials blast Kaiser for hiking rates for public workers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans of San Francisco public employees and their families excoriated Kaiser executives Thursday for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase, but ultimately voted to back it as...
  • Ruling Ties State's Hands On Union-Only Layoffs

    A court victory for 2,800 state employees laid off in 2003 will cost Connecticut taxpayers dearly. The federal appeals court ruling will impose a big burden on any governor trying to negotiate with unions to ease a financial crisis. Under the ruling, a...
  • S.F. grudgingly backs Kaiser rate hike for public workers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans that cover San Francisco public employees this week excoriated Kaiser executives for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase but ultimately voted to back it. The city's...