Three in four NJ sheriffs double-dip millions via pension loophole

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Government Waste, New Jersey, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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Three-fourths of New Jersey’s county sheriffs are two-timing taxpayers and state pension funds.

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Examining Gov. Corbett’s record of no-tax pledges and big tax breaks

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, Issues, Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Gov. Tom Corbett stood at the podium in the state Capitol media center, flanked by representatives of business, labor and government from all parts of Pennsylvania, to announce the biggest tax break in state history.

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The Un-Expendables: Superintendents retire, get rehired with pension and pay

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Education, Minnesota, Pensions  /  No Comments

THEY'RE BACK!: MN public school superintendents who qualify for a pension can retire for a brief period, get rehired at their same job and collect both pay and pension under state law.

They could be called “The Un-Expendables,” public school superintendents who retire for a few days before they’re lured back for a sequel at their former jobs — with full salary, benefits, incentives and pension.

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Christie’s biggest double-dipper quits on cusp of NJ pension debate

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Finances, New Jersey, Pensions  /  No Comments

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As the pension reform issue heats up in New Jersey, the most prominent double-dipper in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is stepping down today.

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Chicago pension crisis three times worse than just 10 years ago

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Illinois, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

A new report reveals that Chicago’s unfunded pension obligations have more than tripled in the last decade.

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NJ Watchdog fights for Guadagno pension probe records in appeals court

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Government, State Politics  /  No Comments

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The mystery of what happened in a criminal investigation of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno may finally be solved in a New Jersey appeals court.

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