New Jersey Removes 2 Percent Limit For Police And Fire Salary Increases

Gov. Chris Christie isn’t due to leave office for another two weeks, but Democratic legislative leaders have already let one of his key property-tax reforms fall by the wayside. By not taking action before the start of the new year, lawmakers have allowed to expire a cap on the annual raises that an arbitrator can […]

State Investigating After Contaminants Found In Spokane Fire Department Air Compressors

SPOKANE, WA — The state is investigating the Spokane Fire Department after contaminants were reportedly found in the firefighters’ air tanks. In response, the fire department immediately shut down all three of the city’s air compressors, which are used to fill the close to 500 tanks used by more then 300 Spokane firefighters. Initial tests […]

Baltimore Judge Rules City Violated Contracts By Cutting Police And Fire Pension Benefits

BALTIMORE, MD — A Baltimore circuit judge has ruled that city officials broke their contract with many police officers, firefighters and retirees in 2010 by cutting a key pension provision that has cost retirees millions in pension benefits. Judge Julie R. Rubin ruled Tuesday that former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s overhaul of pension benefits “unlawfully withdrew” […]