A pared version of a Republican-backed public pension overhaul would move most newly hired state workers and public school employees into a defined contribution pension system, starting in 2015.Read More →
It’s the last of Gov. Tom Corbett’s three major policy initiatives to get out of the starting blocks, but reforms to the state’s public pension systems will finally get a public hearing this week.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — When looking at Pennsylvania’s pension crisis, some of the problems are obvious — like $47 billion that is owed to current workers and retirees.
Other costs are less well defined, but should be a part of the discussion as state lawmakers decide whether changes to the state’s two pension systems will [...]
For the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the big picture is also the bottom line.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – “Sour grapes.”
That’s how Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association sums up a proposal that would bring cops and firefighters under the provisions of Wisconsin collective bargaining reforms – the same requirements by which their public sector brethren are bound.
Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, this week [...]