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September 7, 2012
The Roundup: CA local governments and pension reform; travel bans; TX study defends pensions

The Roundup: CA local governments and pension reform; travel bans; TX study defends pensions

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Fri, Sep 07 2012 01:04:36

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Local officials still penciling out when California pension reform will help - The Sacramento BeeSweeping public pension legislation approved last week will change the relationship between thousands of California governments and their...
Florida High Court to Weigh $1 Billion State Pension CaseThe Florida Supreme Court is to hear arguments on whether Republican-backed changes to the state's public-employee pension system, touted...
Editorial: Governor has one choice: Veto AB 2451 - The Sacramento BeeTo win over voters who are undecided about his tax increase measure, Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown must first convince them that the s...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Fri, Sep 07 2012 00:54:57

Governor's Travel Ban Saved State $85 Million | KPBS.orgGov. Jerry Brown's travel ban has saved California taxpayers at least $85 million since he took office, state officials announced Thursda...
Washington State prepares to examine success of Lean approachReports from 27 Washington state agencies will reveal the successes and failures of Lean organization practices, which were mandated by t...
Texas Pensions Pan Steps By States To Close DeficitsFinancial Advisor Magazine created exclusively for advisors by highly experienced editorial and publishing teams. We provide an interacti...
Topinka: State workers not at fault in pension crisis | WJBC - The Voice of Central IllinoisBLOOMINGTON - State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka joined WJBC's R.C. McBride and Jim Fitzpatrick Thursday to discuss the pension crisis i... - Ohio lawmakers near vote on reform to public pensionsBy Marc Kovac COLUMBUS Lawmakers plan to return to the Statehouse next week to vote on long-discussed pension reforms for ...
Guards at 3 prisons vote to form new unionGuards at three Wisconsin prisons have voted to break away from their international union and form a new association. Organizers expect c...
Missouri GOP gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence calls for travel freeze - Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Republican nominee for governor is calling for a moratorium on "unnecessary travel" by state employees - star...

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