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Capital budget may become next battle

...is not certain whether there are enough votes in the House to pass the retirement bill, a conversion of the state retirement systems for future public employees and teachers from traditional pension plans into individual investment accounts...

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Unions file lawsuit in attempt to stop retirement plan

Three state labor unions filed legal papers on Thursday to stop the July 1 implementation of the new state retirement system because they claim the plan may not be tax-exempt. Sound off on the important issues at The so-called "defined-contribution...

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Municipal League calls for more state spending on cities

...also noted what he called a huge spike in employee retirement costs for municipal workers who are part of the state retirement systems. "That problem really needs to be solved," he said. "The state is the one with the resources to do that...

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Mat-Su school district facing fiscal pressures

...Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is facing fiscal pressures, ranging from a multimillion-dollar payout into a state retirement system to contract negotiations with nearly all of its 1,700 employees. At the same time, it is the only large district...

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Teacher's union set for pension fight

...Supporters of the measure, including former Gov. Frank Murkowski, said it would help to "stop the bleeding" of the state retirement system, which at the time was about $5 billion in the hole. "(They) feel like they addressed the issue, and they...

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Teacher's union set for pension fight

...Supporters of the measure, including former Gov. Frank Murkowski, said it would help to "stop the bleeding" of the state retirement system, which at the time was about $5 billion in the hole. "(They) feel like they addressed the issue, and they...

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State steps up efforts to keep, find workers

...D-Juneau, said he was glad to see the governor addressing the issue, but last year's controversial changes to the state retirement system have become part of the problem. "Contrary to what Alaskans were led to believe, the new retirement system...

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State takes on larger share of retirement

...soaring retirement costs and set up a method of paying down a staggering multibillion dollar shortfall in the state retirement system. Sound off on the important issues at The Senate Finance Committee passed legislation this week that would have...

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Alaska editorial: Kudos to efforts to fix state retirement

...Alaska's school districts in fiscal 2008. No, it may not be sexy stuff, but straightening out the finances of the state retirement systems is terribly important to governments of all sizes in Alaska. Gov. Palin and legislators of both parties should...

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UA regents to request budget increases

...Legislature to cover increases in contributions to the state retirement system and the expansion of academic programs, he said...portion of the increase is for contributions to the state retirement system. The total university operating budget, fed...

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