- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Jun-30-15 6:56 pm
June 30, 2015
- Cianci withdraws contributions to city's pension system Updated: Jun-30-15 4:26 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Former Providence mayor Buddy Cianci has withdrawn his contributions to the city's pension system.
- Atlantic City rescue bills approved, sent to Christie Updated: Jun-25-15 3:55 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers passed a package of bills Thursday to help Atlantic City and its struggling casinos and schools, and sent it to Gov. Chris Christie.
- Court: Farm, ranch laborers eligible for workers' comp Updated: Jun-25-15 3:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Court of Appeals cleared the way for farm and ranch laborers to receive workers' compensation benefits by declaring a decades-old provision in state law unconstitutional.
- Republicans send collective bargaining bills to House Updated: Jun-23-15 4:49 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republicans on a House panel advanced two bills Tuesday that would require proposed contract agreements for public employees and an analysis of their cost to be made public before they are approved by the employer and employee unions.
- Singing River proposes to fund pension plan at 88 percent Updated: Jun-19-15 8:10 am
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - A new proposal from Singing River Health System would allow active employees enrolled in the pension plan to be eligible for a monthly benefit check, starting at age 67, that is about 88 percent of the original pension.
- Applications for US jobless aid fall to nearly 15-year low Updated: Jun-18-15 10:04 am
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, evidence that layoffs remain at unusually low levels and the job market is moving closer to full health.
- Casino union: Casino union members stage traffic sit-in Updated: Jun-17-15 8:26 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's main casino workers' union took its battle with billionaire investor Carl Icahn to a new level Wednesday, calling him "a malignancy that needs to be cut out," and blocking traffic in front of the casino Icahn is acquiring and where employee health care and pension plans have been eliminated.
- New Mexico Supreme Court sides with unions in wage case Updated: Jun-15-15 7:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday sided with a group of unions and ordered state labor officials to revamp the way they set prevailing wage and fringe-benefit rates for certain public works projects.
- Spokane card dealer charged with theft in disability scam Updated: Jun-13-15 12:35 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A card dealer who claimed he was too injured to work has been charged with stealing workers' compensation benefits after he was caught working at casinos in Spokane.
- Maine FairPoint workers to get unemployment benefits Updated: Jun-12-15 12:49 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Bureau of Unemployment Compensation has awarded unemployment benefits to FairPoint workers who were in a four-month strike that ended in February.
- Cuomo joins police, fire push for better disability benefits Updated: Jun-10-15 6:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday rallied behind New York City police and firefighters pushing for increased disability benefits - even as the New York City Council hastily approved a more modest increase proposed by the city's mayor.
- NJ casino regulators approve Icahn to own Trump Taj Mahal Updated: Jun-10-15 12:44 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey gambling regulators are allowing Carl Icahn to double down on his casino holdings in Atlantic City.
- Casino union to Icahn: Benefit elimination 'not OK' Updated: Jun-09-15 5:05 pm
Promising a never-ending fight to restore health insurance and pension coverage that the Trump Taj Mahal casino eliminated last fall, a group of Atlantic City casino workers took their protest Tuesday to the New York City offices of the billionaire who is about the acquire the casino.
- ND lawmakers reach deal that lets benefits bill move forward Updated: Jun-08-15 5:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A panel of legislative leaders resolved a dispute Monday that was holding up a more than $14 million appropriations bill for the state's public employee retirement system, agreeing to add one lawmaker from each party to board that oversees the benefits.
- Report: Social Security overpaid disability benefits by $17B Updated: Jun-05-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Social Security overpaid disability beneficiaries by nearly $17 billion over the past decade, a government watchdog said Friday, raising alarms about the massive program just as it approaches the brink of insolvency.
- Fees to pension fund's hedge fund managers worry lawmakers Updated: Jun-04-15 5:11 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Lawmakers raised red flags on Thursday regarding $600 million in fees the state paid over the last year to manage part of its investment on behalf of the nearly $80 billion pension fund.
- AG: NDPERS may operate under current budget guidelines Updated: Jun-04-15 4:44 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System and the state Retirement and Investment Office can operate under current budget guidelines.
- Court: Man gets workers' comp after injury from prank Updated: Jun-04-15 2:42 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Supreme Court says a man who broke his ankle running away from a co-worker on whom he had played a prank at a construction site is entitled to workers' compensation.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield to administer Group Benefits program Updated: Jun-04-15 11:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has been selected as the third-party administrator for the state's self-funded health insurance program.
- House passes bill expanding voter residency requirements Updated: Jun-03-15 5:30 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire House passed a bill Wednesday that requires people to live in the state for 30 days before they are eligible to vote. It passed largely with support from Republicans.
- RI senators consider whether to approve pension deal Updated: Jun-01-15 6:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Only two people testified in opposition of the settlement terms for a deal in the legal fight over the state's public pension system overhaul during the General Assembly's first hearing on the agreement Monday.
- Lawsuit filed over suspension of disability benefits Updated: Jun-01-15 11:54 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A lawsuit has been filed to stop the Social Security Administration from suspending disability benefits for residents in eastern Kentucky.