Gov. Rauner pushes big changes to Illinois in State of the State address

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Illinois, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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In his State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner called for big changes to Illinois and reached across the aisle on pension reform.

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Still no budget in Illinois, but pension reform deal in the works

By   /  January 26, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Illinois, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton are back on the same page regarding pension reform. But can their deal pass?

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$1.5 billion: Unfunded liabilities a problem for Mississippi pension system

By   /  December 18, 2015  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s defined-benefit pension system has $16 billion in unfunded liabilities and is far below an 80 percent funding level, considered the benchmark for a healthy pension fund.

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Former lawmaker who defended pension perk could soon benefit from it

By   /  December 9, 2015  /  Idaho, News, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Former Idaho lawmakers who go to work for the state can make out like bandits come pension time.

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After Sandusky wins back pension, PA senator calls for stricter forfeiture law

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

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Jerry Sandusky might have gotten his public pension back, but one lawmaker wants to ensure taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for other sex offenders’ retirements.

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Court sticks taxpayers with Jerry Sandusky’s pension tab

By   /  November 13, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

SANDUSKY SCANDAL: Lawmakers have been turning an eye towards transparency at the four state-related universities since the crimes of Jerry Sandusky came to light in more than two years ago.

Jerry Sandusky will get to keep his taxpayer-funded state pension.

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