pension reform

Feb 7, 2012

Senate GOP goes behind closed doors to discuss Brewer’s personnel reform

Republican senators were briefed today about major changes to the state’s personnel system that the governor is seeking.

Dec 31, 2011

Year in Review: 2011 was a tumultuous political year, starting with tragedy in Tucson

Nobody would call 2011 a dull year for Arizona politics. The soap opera fans got Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s side-of-the-road scuffle, the conspiracy theorists had their hands full with the Independent Redistricting Commission, and those who delight in schadenfreude watched the fall of Senate President Russell Pearce.

Apr 29, 2011

Brewer signs bill on public workers’ pensions

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill to change Arizona's four public employee retirement systems.

Apr 14, 2011

Major pension reform bill passes House

A bill to reform the state's pension systems passed the House today, a major victory for House Speaker Kirk Adams.

Feb 25, 2011

Capitol Quotes: Feb. 25, 2010

a�?They might buy us our plane ticket out of the state.a�? a�� Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, discussing how the Republicans would react if the Democrats in the House ever decided to leave the state to avoid a vote, as the Democratic senators in Wisconsin did over an anti-union bill.

Feb 20, 2011

Pension-reform: Similar destinations, divergent routes

In pursuing pension-reform, Speaker Adams travels a lonely road, and Sen. Yarbrough stops for visits along the way.

Two bills — one still embryonic, one written and ready — represent the common goal of reforming the state’s pension system. They also represent two very different approaches to legislation.

Feb 17, 2011

Attacked and amended, Adams’ pension bill moves forward

An amended pension-reform bill, sponsored by Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams, barely survived a stormy House committee hearing on Thursday.

Feb 8, 2011

Adams will listen, as long as pension reform is ‘real’

House Speaker Kirk Adams said today that he is willing to hear the concerns of unions and other groups that may have concerns about his pension reform bill, as long as they don’t compromise his vision of “real reform.”