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L.A. NOWFormer Bell City Councilman George Cole testified Thursday about the extraordinary retirement benefits he received through the city, and the great job that former City Manager Robert Rizzo did in his early years in the small, working-class city. Cole...
I'd like to offer my thanks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) for doing so much to validate my list of the five biggest lies about "entitlement" programs published on Sunday. Ryan's proposed federal budget, released Tuesday,...
Tags: Budgets and Budgeting, Employees, Politics, Medicare, Paul Ryan
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Monday for "bold reforms" to fix a looming financial shortfall, including requiring more city workers to contribute to their retirement fund, charging residents for trash collection, asking firefighters to work longer...
Private corporations realized decades ago that fixed, "defined benefit" pensions created long-term financial liabilities that could threaten their competitiveness, and even their survival. So they switched to defined contribution, 401(k)-style plans...
Everybody loves lists. Most of those you see in the papers or online tend toward the inconsequential (The Six Best "Fast & Furious" Movies). So here's a list with a bit more gravitas: The five biggest lies you're being told about entitlement programs....
Tags: Mutual Funds, Economic Indicator, Insurance, Employees, Finance
When city school police officer Joseph Baribeault attempted to arrest two combative students at the old Greenspring Middle School, he ended up injured at the bottom of two flights of concrete stairs. Even though the city has acknowledged his disabilities...
Audits released Wednesday offered new details about two of the city's ongoing financial problems: money wasted by the outdated municipal phone system and the unfunded liabilities of the Police and Fire departments' pension plans. The independent HPA...
With St. Patrick's Day at its heart, March is a very green month. People celebrating the luck of the Irish wear green clothing, drink green beverages, and can even be found enjoying a shamrock milkshake from time to time. We'd like to encourage you to...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Hoping to make tax filing a little easier for their senior-citizen constituents back in Florida, U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio introduced the bipartisan “Seniors’ Tax...
Hoping to make tax filing a little easier for their senior-citizen constituents back in Florida, U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio introduced the “Seniors’ Tax Simplification Act” on Tuesday to try to streamline the process....
Tax season officially kicks off Wednesday, later than usual because lawmakers only this month passed legislation to address expired tax cuts. The IRS needed time to update its forms and systems. Not a problem for procrastinators, but a problem for...
Mr. President, Madam Comptroller, Senators and Delegates, members of the City Council, clergy, colleagues in public service, committed people of Baltimore—thank you for the opportunity to report on the progress of our city and to renew our...
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