Michigan GOP Takes Aim At Local Government Pensions, Looks To Convert To 401(k) Plans

LANSING, MI — Struggling under the weight of pension and health care obligations, Michigan lawmakers appear ready to take another whack at public employee benefits — a move that reflects renewed determination to shift workers to 401(k)-style retirement systems, even if it happens in baby steps. Other states have made more modest changes, but the […]

Judge In Atlantic City Blocks State-Sought Firefighter Layoffs, Contract Changes

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The controversial state takeover of Atlantic City will get its first test in court courtesy of the firefighters’ union, which is fighting 100 layoffs sought by the state in addition to dramatic contract changes. On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez issued an order temporarily blocking the state from imposing any […]