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 »
A recently retired Arizona Department of Public Safety commander is returning to the agency to serve as its second-in-command.Read More »
TUCSON - Tucson expects to see almost 300 members of its city work force retire by the end of 2011.Read More »
Few sights say more about the end of a political career than a politician vacating his office. On Dec. 8, one of Arizona's longest-serving lawmakers packed his belongings in cardboard boxes, descended the stairs of the Senate and loaded them onto his car. But Senate President Bob Burns' departure reveals something more.Read More »
The federal health care plan narrows the Medicare Part D prescription drug-coverage gap, known as the doughnut hole, by providing a rebate of as much as $250 to insured members who are not eligible for the Low Income Subsidy.Read More »
ASRS official says state health care insurance ‘one step ahead’ of feds in many areasRead More »
Even with a mind-numbing return on investment of minus 18 percent and a report suggesting that the Arizona State Retirement System is woefully underfunded, retirees and current employees banking on a stable pension check need not worry.
So says Paul Matson, ASRS director, who notes that the retirement system is sitting on a whopping $25.5 billion pot of money.
Only minutes after U.S. Rep. John Shadegg announced his retirement on Jan. 14, a handful of state lawmakers began lining up to run for his seat.Read More »