New state law invoked in cases of former state employees guilty of stealing
Two former state employees will no longer be eligible to work for the state in any capacity, a result of a new law that prohibits anyone guilty of stealing public funds to serve for any Mississippi agency. - The Clarion-Ledger
The Long, Sorry Tale of Pension Promises
Fifty years ago, the auto industry suffered a massive pension bust. The numbers back then were small, but pension failures are never about the numbers--they're about human frailty. People are tempted to promise more than they can deliver. Today, cities and states across the country are way behind on the promises they made to their employees. Several--including Detroit--are in bankruptcy. - The Wall Stree Journal
State officials planning in case of federal shutdown
Virginia state officials are making contingency plans in the event that gridlock over spending in Washington forces a federal government shutdown. - Richmond Times-Dispatch
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