Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature are at it again, embracing legislation that ignores constitutional limits on their authority, forcing costly taxpayer-financed litigation and resorting to name-calling and threats to the judiciary when the courts rule against them.
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Tuesday continued his spirited defense of public defined benefit pension plans.
Even Senate Republicans seem to be balking at Cuomo’s plan to lower benefits and provide a 401(k) option to new workers.
As some 2,000 AFSCME members descend on the Capitol today to lobbying against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed pension reform plan, the union is releasing a new statewide ad campaign that accuses the governor of trying to reduce public employees pension benefits by 40 percent.
Throughout New York state this week, activists posing as Wall Street tycoons will be visiting the offices of Democratic County Executives to thank them for endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to slash the public pensions of teachers, nurses and firefighters …
Binghamton’s pension costs have increased significantly in the last decade, so you might expect me to support the 401(k)-style retirement plan now on the table in Albany. But I don’t. – See more at: http://www.dukesblotter.com/2012/02/pension-national-guest-viewpoint-401ks.html#sthash.jqtW4gYl.dpuf