Emanuel Confident Pension Plan Will Survive Lawsuit; Stresses His Collaboration With Unions

Four unions on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to increase pension contributions for city employees and reduce COLAs. But Emanuel said Thursday ...

Two Pension Bills Sitting in Pennsylvania Legislature Likely to Resurface In 2015 – Here’s How They Would Change Things

Pennsylvania’s outgoing governor, Tom Corbett, made reforming the state’s pension system his top priority over the last year. But his plan – which would shift new hires into ...

Think Tank Says New Jersey Pension Benefits Not That Lucrative

One of the criticisms leveled at New Jersey and its underfunded pension system – and one of the main justifications used to cuts in worker benefits – is that New Jersey’s public ...

Many Rhode Island Retirees Will Have COLAs Unfrozen For First Time in Four Years

One of the pillars of Rhode Island’s sweeping 2011 pension reform law was the suspension of annual cost-of-living-adjustments for retirees. According to the Civic Federation, the ...

Unions Sue Over Chicago Pension Cuts Set to Come in 2015

Chicago unions and public employees filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block pension changes coming in 2015 that would reduce future COLA increases and require workers to pay more toward their ...
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