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 »
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From the day that Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912, its boundaries have remained unchanged, but if not for some political gamesmanship, today’s Grand Canyon State would have had a remarkably different portrait.Read More »
Most Arizona seniors rely heavily on Social Security for their income, an AARP report found.Read More »
Three unions are challenging changes Arizona has made to the amount many state and local government workers and their employers contribute to the main state retirement system.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 »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill to change Arizona's four public employee retirement systems.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.
Call it the ultimate going-home bill: House Speaker Kirk Adams is making an eleventh-hour push to win support for a series of reforms to the state pension programs before the legislative session ends.Read More »
U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican who has represented Arizona in either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate since 1987, this morning announced he will not seek re-election to a fourth term and will retire when his current term ends in 2012.Read More »
A bill introduced by a top Arizona legislative leader would make sweeping changes to the state's public employee retirement systems, mostly affecting new hires but also current employees to some degree.Read More »