- Parnell proposes $3B toward pension shortfall Updated: Dec-05-13 5:38 pm
- Illinois governor signs pension overhaul into law Updated: Dec-05-13 5:11 pm
- Drowned polar bear scientist gets $100k settlement Updated: Dec-04-13 6:13 pm
- Utah governor releases $13.3B budget proposal Updated: Dec-04-13 5:45 pm
- Accounting change to foist KPERS debt on locals Updated: Dec-04-13 10:21 am
- Board recommends 2-year contract for Mich. workers Updated: Dec-02-13 8:22 pm
- Wis. court says police can negotiate deductibles Updated: Nov-27-13 2:46 pm
- Baton Rouge chief revives push for deputy chief Updated: Nov-25-13 9:29 am
- Audit proposes NM health benefits super agency Updated: Nov-25-13 8:38 am
- JPMorgan deal brings $300M to Calif. pension funds Updated: Nov-19-13 6:52 pm
- Carrere is new appointee on Civil Service panel Updated: Nov-19-13 4:22 am
- Pension results in Miss. mixed based on accounting Updated: Nov-17-13 5:04 pm
- Unions sets sights on Ohio governor's race Updated: Nov-17-13 11:11 am
- Tucson's 1st female police officers reflect on job Updated: Nov-15-13 5:05 am
- Nevada court says retirement info public Updated: Nov-14-13 5:26 pm
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Nov-14-13 3:35 pm
- Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B Updated: Nov-12-13 4:03 pm
- Newspaper: Bonuses paid to state workers Updated: Nov-11-13 11:17 am
- AP Exclusive: State workers get $516M in bonus pay Updated: Nov-08-13 9:19 pm
- Raimondo: Nearly $378,000 spent on pension lawsuit Updated: Nov-08-13 8:22 am
- Retiree health program proposes solvency plan Updated: Nov-07-13 6:58 pm
- Quebec proposes ban on wearing religious symbols Updated: Nov-07-13 5:52 pm
- NY voters approve veterans' benefit Updated: Nov-05-13 11:09 pm
- Board brings back head of Mont. retirement agency Updated: Nov-05-13 5:02 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing putting $3 billion from a state savings account toward paying down Alaska's roughly $12 billion pension shortfall.
CHICAGO - In a private ceremony attended by a handful of lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though labor unions immediately threatened a lawsuit challenging the new law.
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.
SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert released a $13.3 billion budget proposal Wednesday that calls for more than $260 million in new education spending.
TOPEKA, Kansas - About $10 billion in projected pension debts will move from the state of Kansas to the balance sheets of local governments after a change in national accounting standards is implemented next year, according to a state official.
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Employee Relations Board is recommending a two-year contract for unionized state employees with modest salary increases along with bigger payments for less health insurance coverage.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's public union restrictions don't prevent Eau Claire County Sheriff's deputies from negotiating over their share of health care deductibles, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Police Chief Carl Dabadie has revived a previously shelved effort to add deputy chiefs to the Baton Rouge Police Department, positions Dabadie says would create a clearer chain of command.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Legislative auditors are recommending that health care benefits for public employees and educators be administered by a single government agency.
SACRAMENTO, California - JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay $299 million to California's public employee and teacher pension funds as part of a settlement related to mortgage-related investments, state Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed a New Orleans banker to the state Civil Service Commission, which oversees state government employment practices.
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's public employee pension fund saw its financial position improve last year.
TOLEDO, Ohio - Union leaders are now looking ahead at Ohio's governor's race after knocking off a big city mayor who they say was their top political target this year.
TUCSON, Arizona - Alice Birdman Maguire, Tucson's first policewoman, is back patrolling the Old Pueblo this week.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Information about public employee retirement benefits is a matter of public record, but files on individual retirees are confidential, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous opinion Thursday.
The Free Press of Mankato, Nov. 14
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state should shrink spending by $1.5 billion to avoid more drastic cuts in a decade when savings accounts are drained, a University of Alaska Anchorage economist said Monday in a forum hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Hundreds of state rank-and-file employees got extra pay last fiscal year even though the general government workforce went through another year of no pay increases.
SACRAMENTO, California - Many California state employees received a boost this year after complaining of furloughs and salary cuts during the recession, with some of the largest bargaining units agreeing to raises of 2 to 3 percent annually over the next few years.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - General Treasurer Gina Raimondo says the state has spent at least $377,655 to defend the legislature's overhaul of Rhode Island's public employee pension system against legal challenges.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State and local government workers and taxpayers would chip in an additional $90 million a year to improve the finances of a program providing health care insurance to retired public employees under a proposal endorsed by a legislative study committee Thursday.
MONTREAL - The Quebec government moved forward Thursday with a proposed law that would ban public employees from wearing overt religious symbols, setting the stage for a showdown over the place of religion in the province.
New York voters have approved a state constitutional amendment to ensure additional civil service credit to disabled military veterans appointed or promoted to a civil service position.
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Public Employees Retirement Board reversed course Tuesday and decided during a closed-door meeting to reinstate the head of the state pension agency less than two weeks after placing her on leave.