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Gov't employee retirements not tied to annuity change

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-ordered change to an optional retirement benefit isn't what's driving workers to end their careers.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Government employees, teachers leaving to avoid retirement losses

Government employees, teachers leaving to avoid retirement losses

Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford will begin a sixth term in January without the benefit of his staff of three and their combined 67 years of experience at his side.

August 02, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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New data hub tracks state, local government effectiveness

New data hub tracks state, local government effectiveness

INDIANAPOLIS | Already a mainstay of businesses and baseball teams, "big data" has arrived in Indiana, which hopes to improve the effectiveness of state agencies and local governments — and Hoosiers can play along.

July 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Deadline nears for Pence action on legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals approved this month by the Indiana General Assembly.

March 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Senate panel votes to stop annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved measure halting the privatization of a state annuity program for retired government employees, including teachers, cleared a Senate committee Wednesday 9-0 and advances to the full Senate.

February 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

House panel votes to block annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers took a first step Tuesday toward halting a plan to privatize the supplemental annuity payment available to retired state and local government employees, including teachers.

January 14, 2014 11:25 am Related
Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., believes it's time to reunite the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Labor into a single federal agency 100 years after they were separated.

December 22, 2013 9:45 pm

Pension officials ignore legislative opposition to annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials refused Friday to back off their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local government employees, despite a strong legislative recommendation that they reconsider.

October 25, 2013 10:35 am

Lawmakers repudiate annuity privatization for retired government workers

INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative panel recommended Monday that state pension officials halt their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local government employees.

October 21, 2013 3:00 pm

Taxpayers pay government workers' pay, benefits

Do government employees know who is paying their salaries and all of the benefits they receive? 

September 24, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership requires hard decisions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership requires hard decisions

Life’s changes often play to mixed reviews. Most of us embrace changes that result in positive outcomes.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Try these measures before adopting income tax

GUEST COMMENTARY: Try these measures before adopting income tax

Over the last several months, there has been a lot of discussion on a Lake County local option income tax. During this time, our constituents, our bosses, have overwhelmingly said we do not want a tax. Some of the reasons they have are:

April 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Weak investment returns will require higher pension payments

INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments and school corporations will pay higher employee pension contributions next year due to lackluster stock market earnings during the 2012 budget year that ended June 30.

August 14, 2012 11:09 am

Lake employee buyouts return

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members narrowly renewed an early retirement program that pays senior government employees $10,000 to pry them out of their full-time jobs.

November 03, 2011 6:08 pm
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