The Arizona Board of Regents approved a three-year contract worth more than $1 million for new board President Eileen Klein.Read More »
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Arizona was one of the best states in the nation when it came to the annual funding of pensions and health care for state retirees in 2010, according to a national report released this week.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court has ruled legislation that would overhaul Arizona's pension system is unconstitutional.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill reversing a cost-cutting decision that made state and local government employees pay a bigger share of the costs of the state's main public retirement system.Read More »
Proposed last-minute legislation would ask Arizona voters to authorize the Legislature to halt enrollment in a public pension system for elected officials and judges and create a new defined-contribution plan for new enrollees.Read More »
Two retired cops filed suit Wednesday to regain benefits lost from the passage of SB1609, the Legislature’s marquee bill for revamping public pensions.Read More »
Two Arizona Court of Appeals judges filed a notice of claim July 21 over last session’s pension reform bill and said they intend to challenge two provisions in the new law.Read More »
Unions representing police officers, firefighters and other public safety employees worked with lawmakers for months on the Legislature’s marquee pension reform bill, but that may not stop them from suing the state over it anyway.Read More »
State government in Arizona in the past three years has made massive cuts to education, given away our money to big corporations, chose to do nothing about foreclosures and hasn’t created a single job. Arizona’s middle-class families are struggling, and Republicans, who control all of state government, went even further to harm middle-class police officers, firefighters and teachers.Read More »
The Senate beat the sine die clock on Monday to pass legislation that contains major changes to the state’s pension systems.
The measure, which backers said would head off a collapse of the public pension programs, advanced on a party-line vote, 21-9.