- Treasurer: Legislature's inaction will raise pension costs Updated: May-29-15 8:31 pm
TIGARD, Oregon - School districts and local governments will have to pay more for employee pensions because legislative leaders are blocking a bill to restructure the management of Oregon's investments, state Treasurer Ted Wheeler said Friday.
- ND Legislature to come back to resolve employee benefits Updated: May-29-15 1:55 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Legislature will reconvene next month to settle an unresolved measure that affects public employee benefits, the Senate majority leader said Friday.
- Texas Legislature doubles benefit for line-of-duty deaths Updated: May-27-15 12:29 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty.
- Panel reviews GOP-backed bill overhauling public unions Updated: May-26-15 2:59 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Lawmakers on Tuesday reviewed a public employee collective bargaining bill that was originally dubbed "union Armageddon" and still has critics from the labor movement in spite of significant amendments.
- Fight over sale of state prison heard at Ohio Supreme Court Updated: May-20-15 11:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison was debated in Ohio on Wednesday, as litigation brought on behalf of union workers displaced by the historic sale was argued before the state's high court.
- Bill would press Lane doctors to take Medicaid patients Updated: May-19-15 4:19 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Lane County-area legislators are trying to put the pressure on Lane County doctors to take on more low-income Oregon Health Plan-insured patients.
- Wolf administration takes shot at Senate GOP pension bill Updated: May-18-15 9:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration fired a new volley Monday against a Senate Republican bill to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's two big public employee pension systems, saying that they voted to line their own pockets.
- Kansas revising rules for public retirees returning to work Updated: May-15-15 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislators have approved a bill rewriting the rules for teachers, school administrators and other public employees who return to work after retiring.
- Committee OKs PERS cost-cutting bill backed by some unions Updated: May-15-15 1:47 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - An Assembly committee has passed a bill aimed at saving the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System $1 billion every 10 years.
- Illinois justices overturn state's landmark 2013 pension law Updated: May-08-15 6:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling lawmakers "overstepped" by enacting a law that slashed retirement benefits to confront a massive budget deficit.
- Excerpts from Illinois Supreme Court pension ruling Updated: May-08-15 5:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court criticized the General Assembly's handling of public pension funding in a ruling striking down a landmark 2013 law that sought to fix the state's pension crisis. The court found the law unconstitutional because it would have diminished state employees' earned benefits. Here are excerpts from the ruling:
- Latest on GOP pension plan: Democrats say it's unfair Updated: May-06-15 2:49 pm