Source: The Chicago Tribune | Illinois |
October 31, 2012
During a year dominated by discussion of the state's deepening pension crisis, voters across Illinois will find on their ballot a question asking if they want to make it tougher for governments to approve increased retirement benefits for public employees.
Source: OzarksFirst.com | Missouri |
October 31, 2012
Few will argue that Missouri state workers are the lowest paid in the country. But a committee studying what to do about it wants to know if somehow the state's pay scale is too complicated for its own good.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
October 26, 2012
In another win for the Christie administration in its battle to hold down school spending, a state appeals court panel said Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has the right to impose salary caps on New Jersey’s public school superintendents.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Chicago |
October 25, 2012
The three-year contract will cost the district an average of $74 million per year.To accommodate that, the district plans a number of financial moves, including refinancing bonds and selling buildings and vacant land.
Source: New York Times | South Dakota |
October 22, 2012
Elected to the Senate in 1962, McGovern left no special mark in his three terms, but he voted consistently in favor of civil rights and antipoverty bills, was instrumental in developing and expanding food stamp and nutrition programs, and helped lead opposition to the Vietnam War in the Senate.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Philadelphia |
October 19, 2012
Currently, elected officials get a retirement plan that allows them to collect pensions as high as their full salaries. But the city is proposing to move future elected officials to a hybrid plan that combines a lower-benefit pension with a 401(k).
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