News Clips for December 18, 2018
Pension benefits hinge on state Supreme Court case
California's public employee unions suffered a potentially heavy blow this year when the U.S. Supreme Court declared that they could not charge "fair share fees" to non-members.
Kentucky Republicans Introduce New Pension Bills In Bevin's Special Session
After Gov. Matt Bevin called a surprise legislative session on Monday afternoon, state lawmakers traveled to Frankfort and began working on a new attempt to overhaul the state's pension systems.
Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down pension reform law
In a rebuke of the General Assembly and a blow to Gov. Matt Bevin's approach to reforming Kentucky's pension system, the state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down the pension reform law passed by the legislature earlier this year.
Analysis: A teacher pay hike with no pension boost would be the equivalent of schools, agency cuts
(Mississippi) If legislators follow through with a teacher salary hike next year without also providing funds to shore up the state's Public Employee Retirement System, local school districts will have to absorb a large portion of any teacher pay raise.
Kate Marshall has plan to help Nevadans save for retirement
More than half of Nevada's private-sector employees don't have access to retirement programs, according to one study. Lieutenant Governor-elect Kate Marshall wants to change that.
Burgum floats fix to North Dakota's underfunded retirement plan
North Dakota is more than $1 billion short of fully funding its pension plan for state and local government employees, a situation that hasn't caused immediate hardship but has caught the attention of Gov. Doug Burgum. (subscription required)
PERS Q&A: How a serial killer kept receiving $3,600 a month from Oregon PERS in prison
Q: How was John Ackroyd, a longtime state highway mechanic who is linked to four killings and one rape near Highway 20, allowed to collect a public employee pension even while in prison for aggravated murder?
Making life more affordable through efficient retirement savings
In its fall economic statement, the federal government launched a consultation on how best to strengthen retirement security for Canadians.