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  • Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants

    Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants
    While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...
  • Commentary: Underfunded pensions must be dealt with

    I recently read a claim that underfunded pension obligations for city employees were imaginary. Consider the following hypothetical, which is analogous to what's facing thousands of public employees in the California Public Employee Retirement System...
  • L.A.'s potholed streets must be made safe for cyclists -- or else

    L.A.'s potholed streets must be made safe for cyclists -- or else
    One of the top complaints of Angelenos in recent years has been the, shall we say, sub-optimal condition of the city's roads. If city officials can persuade more residents to get out of their cars and onto their bicycles, the wear and tear on the roads...
  • Modesto city workers sold jewelry found in sewers

     
    Modesto city officials are trying to determine if a crime was committed when city workers sold jewelry they found in city sewers....
  • 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...
  • State Purchase Of Hartford Parking Garage A Mixed Blessing

    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...
  • 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...
  • Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire

    Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire
    TOWNS SEE LOOMING SHORTFALLS By Betsy Gara Town leaders are anxiously crunching numbers as they review Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Given the size of the budget deficit, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns applauds the intent of the...
  • 2/10/2013-Malloy's Snow Job

    2/10/2013-Malloy's Snow Job
    There are a ton of cartoons in Gov. Malloy's budget. A reader called me this week and pointed out that the governor is giving the state workers a raise and continues the promise not to lay off anybody because the state workers are the ones who voted him...
  • Bridgeport Is Worse Off Than Stockton

    Bridgeport Is Worse Off Than Stockton
    Stockton is one of California's larger cities. Nearly a year ago, its city council voted to file for bankruptcy. This is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in the nation's history. Bridgeport, however, is in worse financial condition that Stockton...