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  • Illinois pension reform law challenges to be argued next month

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Challenges to Illinois' pension reform law remained on track for a ruling by yearend after a judge on Wednesday ordered both sides back in court next month to argue their cases. Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz, who is...
  • Glendale City Council renews option to leave city workforce

    Seventy-three city employees who are eligible for retirement and — for the first time — workers below retirement age have accepted an incentive package to resign from their positions, a significant majority of which will not be restaffed as...
  • State Settles With Ex-Official Who Got Disability Pension While Serving As Volunteer Fireman

    The 2½-year legal battle over ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff's neck ailment – a case that exposed claims of both unfairness and excessive generosity in the state's system of awarding premium pensions to retirees with disabilities&#...
  • State Worker Costs Too High

    So who can disagree with Larry McHugh's op-ed "UConn Thriving With Hard Work, Dedication" [Sept. 19]?I don't. But it is the issues that he chooses to ignore that rankle taxpayers of all spectra. After all the money, largely well spent, that taxpayers...
  • Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions

    Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions
    SACRAMENTO — A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy — just like its other debts....
  • Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

    SHEKHAN Iraq (Reuters) - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part...
  • Brown vetoes effort to give unions greater say on labor-dispute boards

    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have given public employee unions a greater say over who serves on the influential panels that issue decisions on labor-management disputes in L.A. city and county government. Brown said the measure, which...
  • Stockton bankruptcy ruling could deal blow to CalPERS, public pensions

    A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a serious blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy -- just like its other debts. U.S....
  • Judge to make final ruling on Stockton bankruptcy late October

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, California, bankruptcy case said on Wednesday that he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher...
  • Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown

    Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown
    Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent...
  • Insurance Commissioner, Other State Employees, Hop The Globe

    Insurance Commissioner, Other State Employees, Hop The Globe
    Of the 20 work days in June 2013 the state's commissioner of insurance spent 17 away from his desk — far away. Thomas B. Leonardi's schedule that month included trips to Washington, D.C., Rome, Zurich and Seoul. That month's globe-hopping...