By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
One staple may cost New Jersey taxpayers more than $2 million.
Christopher Onesti collects a police disability pension for life because he stapled the ring finger of his non-shooting hand. State authorities ruled he is “totally and permanently disabled,” no longer able to handle a gun or perform duties as [...]
School districts across Pennsylvania are getting news that’s unpleasant yet not unexpected.Read More →
A memo to budget-crafting lawmakers and state officials: Think things were hard the past two years? Well, they aren’t about to get any easier.Read More →
By Maura Pennington | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — Facing a multi-million-dollar pension debt, one set of Philadelphia teachers has agreed to make fundamental changes to their retirement plans.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Voters in Cincinnati last week defeated a ballot initiative that would have forced the city to address its massive public pension debt, effectively kicking the can further down the road.
If it had been approved, the ballot measure would have closed down the city’s defined-benefit pension plan and moved any newly hired [...]