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  • City wants 2,000 school employees to start paying into pensions

    City wants 2,000 school employees to start paying into pensions
    The city pension board is requiring about 2,000 school employees to begin contributing to the municipal retirement system, a plan met with resistance by school officials, who say the district won't be able to meet the July 1 deadline. The school...
  • Ashley Swearengin for state controller

     Ashley Swearengin for state controller
    What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...
  • Illinois unions ask judge to delay new pension law

    Illinois unions ask judge to delay new pension law
    A coalition of labor unions on Monday asked a court in Springfield to prevent a new state law aimed at curbing Illinois’ public employee pension debt from taking effect next month until questions about its constitutionality have been resolved. The...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law
    Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to...
  • Coast Guard center reconsiders hiring plans after union opposition

    Coast Guard center reconsiders hiring plans after union opposition
    The Coast Guard is reconsidering plans to take on contractors to help process boat permits amid objections from a federal workers' union. Officials at the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center, which issues permits for boats, are...
  • Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

    Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election. In one ruling, the court upheld...
  • Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform

    Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform
    Democratic state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs says he thinks lawmakers should “go back to the drawing board” and start over on changes to public employee pension benefits following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.   Frerichs, a...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    Saving Illinois: How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin
    "(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them." — Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
  • Commentary: No simple solution for unfunded pensions

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Supreme Court Limits Progressivism

    Two 5-4 decisions last week on the final decision day of the Supreme Court's term dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today's progressives. One case demonstrated how progressivism's achievement, the...