A look back at how state and local government workers fared this year in terms of pensions, health care and jobs.
Almost 40 percent of pension plans examined, even those that have been well-funded, have yet to reach their pre-recession peaks.
Many cities that declare bankruptcy ultimately emerge from it in a year or two. But regaining the trust of their citizens is a long-term proposition.
A new survey examines the main reasons most government workers' health-care costs are increasing and how municipalities are responding.