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Pension Reform?

Professor Edward Glaeser, who writes on a regular basis for the Boston Globe, penned an article on public pensions a couple of months back. It raised some very interesting concepts, which included a call for additional centralization (getting rid of … Continue reading

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A Mystery to Me

The Tribune ran two stories today talking about collective bargaining from the Massachusetts perspective. The first, from Bill Kirk, talked about the potential for the Wisconsin fallout to hit Massachusetts. Good piece worth a read. In the story I talk … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick Steps Up on Pensions

Governor Patrick, flanked by Senate President Murray and House Speaker Deleo, introduced a new package of pension reform yesterday, taking aim at some abuses but more importantly introducing systemic change that has the potential to save real money over the … Continue reading

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Pension Reform? Who Needs It!

A State House News Service story, picked up by the Boston Herald, shows the Legislature expressing strong distaste for pension reform. Governor Patrick has filed a bill which contains reforms that are necessary by any sane fiscal standard. But sanity … Continue reading

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State Looks at Pension Extension

The State House News Service is reporting that Governor Patrick is looking to have pension legislation ready for the Legislature by January that would extend the full funding schedule to 2040 and help the Commonwealth as well as localities avoid … Continue reading

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Someone Is Reading the Numbers

Today’s Washington Post talks about the real problems that state and local pension systems face in light of the massive losses of the last downturn. The story talks about the stark choices facing pension systems throughout the country. The upheaval … Continue reading

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Pension Bill Passes

The Conference Committee of the Legislature dealing with the separate House and Senate Pension reform efforts reported out a bill in the last couple of days, and it contained the deeper reforms that were contained in the original Senate bill. … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick Moves on Pension Reform

Governor Patrick today outlined some of his key priorities in the area of pension reform, hitting some key points in an interview with the Globe. The Governor has been buffeted by some tough political stories lately, and some will point … Continue reading

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