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Stories with subject: Retiree finances
  • Chicago area mayors lobby for city pension changes 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:48 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A day after the high-profile approval of Chicago pension overhaul, mayors from suburban DuPage County asked lawmakers Wednesday for help with their pension systems for police officers and firefighters, saying costs are spiraling out of control.

  • Illinois Legislature OKs Chicago pension overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:37 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - State lawmakers on Tuesday approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for overhauling two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade.

  • Many 'Obamacare' critics accepted its subsidies 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:09 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law. This condemn-while-benefiting strategy angers Democrats, who see some of their top congressional candidates struggling against waves of anti-Obamacare ads partly funded by these companies.

  • PERS returning money to nearly 3,000 retirees 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:38 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - The Public Employees Retirement System will send checks totaling more than a half-million dollars to nearly 3,000 retirees to fix incorrect cuts to their pensions.

  • SC panel: Expanded pension board could ease fears 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 9:25 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Senate panel recommended Tuesday adding members to the board that invests South Carolina's pension portfolio to help ease public employees' concerns about how their retirement money's being handled.

  • Bills to pay down state retirement debt stall 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 3:58 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers on a House committee deadlocked Thursday on a proposal that would steer more money to retirement debt by taking dollars from an account used to pay cost-of-living increases for retired state workers.

  • Vt. has plan to save money on retiree benefits 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 11:48 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The state of Vermont says it has a plan to help retired state workers save money on their health insurance costs by allowing them to get the same prescription drugs available to active state employees.

  • Detroit retirees see pension cut plan as divisive 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 4:14 pm
  • DETROIT - Making ends meet is about to get more complicated for Donald Smith and Robert Wallington.